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my view is all bikes should pay the same as cars
they use the same roads
However, VED is based on emmisions, this argument is about the fact a bike produces less emmisions than a car in a lower VED bracket. they should be in the same one. I.E., any car producing under 100mg CO2 or whatever it is is tax free iirc or £35. Whereas a bike isn't, they pay even more. Why?
Nail and head, springs to mind!! Based on emmisions we should pay the same as cars, we use the same roads ect.
Az made a good point that only the newer bikes have cats so the older ones are still chucking HC, NO and CO plus various other chemicals into the air, but surley my 125 still puts out considerably less than any car on the road with a cat. So why should I pay more VED than a car??
Currently in Mikey's garage:
1996 Mazda MX-3 V6, a 2002 1.2 8v Fiat Punto active (the Wife's!) and a 1998 Suzuki GN 125. Used to own a 2002 Laguna II Dynamique 1.8 16V (Now Sold yey!)