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CLASSIC Pressed Motorcycle number plate

Posted by maurice_cloud at April 14. 2018

I was Just wondering now that 1977 Motorcycles are now on the 40 rolling Tax and soon to be MOT excempt do you think we could put the old style Classic black and silver pressed Number Plate on or will this still be a sick Bird... Sorry I mean illegal :)

 

Re: CLASSIC Pressed Motorcycle number plate

Posted by Dan Field at April 14. 2018

To my knowledge the registration regulations haven’t changed

dan

Re: CLASSIC Pressed Motorcycle number plate

Posted by maurice_cloud at April 14. 2018

Thanks dan

Here is something I just found.....Can`t stop Now off to the meet at Karzy Horse for the Norton Gathering give my 850 a run out :)

Mo

https://insidedvla.blog.gov.uk/2015/11/17/whats-the-story-with-black-and-silver-number-plates/

Re: CLASSIC Pressed Motorcycle number plate

Posted by john_holmes at April 14. 2018

Vehicles that can display black and silver plates

Since April 2015 vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1975 can display the older style plates. You must:

  • have applied to DVLA, and
  • be registered within the ‘historic vehicles’ tax class.

This allows your vehicle to retain its authenticity and be in keeping with its age.

Vehicles constructed 40 or more years ago are exempt from vehicle tax.

The 40 year exemption date rolls forward automatically each year on 1 April.

 

So from that as long as your bike is Historic and made before 1st Jan 1975 you can fit Black/Silver plates, very clear. But its very unclear as to whether this is rolling like Historic or fixed at 1st Jan 1975. No wonder their staff get all confused and get it wrong, the advice is rubbish to start with.

Re: CLASSIC Pressed Motorcycle number plate

Posted by patrick_mullen at April 14. 2018

Presumably you just want to fit the old style plates out of choice. The reflective plate came in around mid 1967 and virtually every new car/bike sold after this date was fitted with the reflective plate.  (you didn't want the neighbours to think it was an old vehicle).  I think the fitting of the reflective plate was compulsory on a new vehicle from about 1972.

So if you want concours the reflective plate could be correct -depending on the year first registered.

Patrick

Re: CLASSIC Pressed Motorcycle number plate

Posted by Dan Field at April 14. 2018

I stand corrected! I’ve not seen that publicised. Not that it worries me unduly.

Re: CLASSIC Pressed Motorcycle number plate

Posted by maurice_cloud at April 15. 2018

the site i mentioned before seems to think if it is historic Tax and next month MOT exempt that you should be able to put the Black and silver plate on as this would be in keeping with Historic.... or well I have just got one But will wait till after the 20 th of may before I put that on.... if I get stopped I will plead ignorant 

Re: CLASSIC Pressed Motorcycle number plate

Posted by Julian Wells at April 15. 2018

Related question (idle curiosity): when did front number plates cease to be compulsory on motor cycles? (My recollection is sometime in the early '70s.)

Re: CLASSIC Pressed Motorcycle number plate

Posted by Julian Wells at April 15. 2018

Related, related question: the old-fashioned type of front number plate on the front mudguard clearly wouldn't be allowed (would it?) on a new machine now -- so what's the position regarding these on older machines?

 

Previously Julian Wells wrote:

Related question (idle curiosity): when did front number plates cease to be compulsory on motor cycles? (My recollection is sometime in the early '70s.)

Re: CLASSIC Pressed Motorcycle number plate

Posted by patrick_mullen at April 15. 2018

It is illegal to fit the old fashioned type of front number plate on a machine manufactured after 1st September 2001.  The requirement to display a front number plate was officially abolished in 1975.

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