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  • Fly & ride to EU petition launched

    Fly & ride to EU petition launched

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    You may be aware of the ludicrous situation that Brexit has left us in when it comes to transporting bikes to the EU for holidays. Fly & ride to EU is no longer the easy option it was before Brexit. If you are riding (or transporting) your own bike, you are absolutely fine, but if…

  • German Parliament to LOWER age for MOPED licences.

    German Parliament to LOWER age for MOPED licences.

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    The German Parliament (Bundestag) has approved an initiative which means that its citizens will be able to ride a moped from the age of 15. After the Federal Cabinet and the Federal Council, the Bundestag has now approved on the initiative of the Minister of Transport of a general lowering of the entry age of…

  • Brexit: Tariffs kept on motorcycles coming to the UK but ‘parts and engines’ tariffs dropped to 0% for 12 months.

    Brexit: Tariffs kept on motorcycles coming to the UK but ‘parts and engines’ tariffs dropped to 0% for 12 months.

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    Here’s what the Government is saying about motorcycles (and motorcycle parts) coming into the UK over the immediate future. This could change in light of a no-deal Brexit but, as we stand today, here’s the rub. Tarriffs are being kept on motorcycles coming into the UK (that ranges from 8% to 6% of the motorcycle…

  • European Parliament set to VOTE on making SPEEDING impossible.

    European Parliament set to VOTE on making SPEEDING impossible.

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    Today the European Parliament will vote for or against the compulsory use of Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) in all road vehicles. Some cars with the ISA system fitted are already on sale, but if the proposals are agreed, the law hopes to be applied to all road vehicles in the European market by 2022. By…

  • Japan-EU trade deal announced. Free trading cuts 99% of tariffs on Japanese goods INCLUDING motorcycles!

    Japan-EU trade deal announced. Free trading cuts 99% of tariffs on Japanese goods INCLUDING motorcycles!

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    It might be one of those stories that passed you by when we ran it last week – but the effects on the prices we pay for Japanese goods, including motorcycles, could be massive and felt for years to come. It’s the world’s largest bilateral free trade deal which has been announced by both the…

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