ULEZ - cheap used bike opportunity?

FTM

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Had a look on the tfl web site and it says "Historic Vehicles" are ones produced pre-emissions testing. Anyone know when emissions testing started for bikes?
 

50th VFR

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Currently a Historic Vehicle was one manufactured (not registered) before 1 January 1977.

The date was stuck at 1 Jan 73 for many years but I believe is now moving forward one year annually.
 

mickvfr800fiw

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Not quite . Residents currently living in the ULEZ are exempt from the charge for a minimum of 3 year after its implementation regardless of the euro spec of their vehicle including motorcycles . This is to give residents adequate time to change their current vehicle if it does already meet ULEZ requirements .

In addition to this ULEZ will initially cover the current congestion charge zone but plans are afoot to expand this out to the north & south circulars ( a huge area ) by 2021.
 

JZH

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And my sober 2001 RC46. But, as I discovered during some research into this a few months ago, due to the rather simplistic way TfL have implemented the ULEZ, certain bikes they probably didn't really consider are indeed ULEZ-compliant. Such as the current model KTM 300 EXC, which can be registered for road use in the UK...



Yes, it's a "ULEV" two-stroke...

However, I'm planning to get something almost as ridiculous, if I can find a 2008-on model in good nick:


The Aprilia SXV 550 is Euro3-compliant.

Ciao,
 

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PAD

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Looks like a fine thing for carving your way through city traffic.
 
I fear it’s only a matter of time before it’s roled out to other major cities.
Just a means of taxing us off the road.
 

PAD

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Stuff the cities. Let ‘em fester. Where are all the best roads? That’s all that matters.:thumbsup:

That and where the best fish and chips, pork pies, scratchings and beer are.
 
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50th VFR

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And my sober 2001 RC46. But, as I discovered during some research into this a



Yes, it's a "ULEV" two-stroke...

However, I'm planning to get something almost as ridiculous, if I can find a 2008-on model in good nick:


The Aprilia SXV 550 is Euro3-compliant.

Ciao,
Yes, it's a "ULEV" two-stroke...


The vision of hundreds of couriers and fast food deliveries running around Central London on "Stink Wheels" leaving a blue haze everywhere is brilliant .....
 

lee j

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If you think this ULEZ Zone will not be extended to a much larger area of the UK then think again - city restrictions are just the start. Look at France and the areas that are now covered/governed under their Crit-Air schemes - they also now include national park areas (not just the cities) and large areas around cities. These areas are going to expand considerably in the next 2 years and I think the UK will be doing similar. Germany has banned diesel cars from 3 of its cities as from now and Cardiff in UK is talking of going to do the same later this year. Mick says plans afoot to extend ULEZ area to include to N&S circulars but a much larger area (out to M25 limits is planned for 2025.
 

FTM

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Durham City has had a congestion charge since 2002. Admittedly it's small but from little acorns do oak trees grow.
 

PAD

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If you think this ULEZ Zone will not be extended to a much larger area of the UK then think again - city restrictions are just the start. Look at France and the areas that are now covered/governed under their Crit-Air schemes - they also now include national park areas (not just the cities) and large areas around cities. These areas are going to expand considerably in the next 2 years and I think the UK will be doing similar. Germany has banned diesel cars from 3 of its cities as from now and Cardiff in UK is talking of going to do the same later this year. Mick says plans afoot to extend ULEZ area to include to N&S circulars but a much larger area (out to M25 limits is planned for 2025.
The rural ones seem to be targetting trucks over 7.5 tonnes from what I’ve seen (for now). One such is in the Champagne region (Vallée de la Marne). The irony is that, for years and years, the buggers have been bunging waste destined for landfill on their bloody vineyards because it ‘improves’ the soils. Ponder what of that has leached into the next glass of bubbly you encounter! Hypocrites.
 
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If you think this ULEZ Zone will not be extended to a much larger area of the UK then think again - city restrictions are just the start. Look at France and the areas that are now covered/governed under their Crit-Air schemes - they also now include national park areas (not just the cities) and large areas around cities. These areas are going to expand considerably in the next 2 years and I think the UK will be doing similar. Germany has banned diesel cars from 3 of its cities as from now and Cardiff in UK is talking of going to do the same later this year. Mick says plans afoot to extend ULEZ area to include to N&S circulars but a much larger area (out to M25 limits is planned for 2025.
Cheap for a reason then...

Ok so I go and get a post 08 bike.
That’s only ok atm. What happens when they move it along a notch?

Alternatively we wait 10 years until RC24s become classics and they start going up in value.
Funny twists n turns life throws our way at times, eh?
 
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