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Offline Stevie.P

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2030 Green Policy
« on: December 10, 2020, 06:39:45 PM »
Just thought this link from my latest BMF newsletter may be of interest, well to those young enough to maybe want a new bike post 2030. :008:

Looks like, currently, the government notice to stop the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030 will not have a knock on effect on bikes .... though we all know that could change with the wind (and the fact a lot of bigger bikes are less economical than many modern cars nullifying the green credentials). :027:

https://www.bmf.co.uk/news/show/bmf-welcomes-dft-assurances-on-ice-motorcycles
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Re: 2030 Green Policy
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 07:49:15 PM »
Some welcome comments within the article.
However, if the government have these ideals, why is the RFL so expensive for most motorcycles (within the UK).
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Offline coddy

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Re: 2030 Green Policy
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 08:03:52 PM »
The UK government still charge us road tax based on CC rather than CO2 emissions which is massively unfair when a 1000cc car is producing far more CO2 than a 1000cc bike yet only pays around 20 a year tax compared to our 78.

In fact the UK government seem to think a third of motorcyclists only pay 17  a year road tax but I and everyone I know pays the full 78

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Re: 2030 Green Policy
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2020, 09:04:40 PM »
93 now 😭

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Re: 2030 Green Policy
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2020, 10:01:24 AM »
All ICE bikes here in Ireland 201cc & over it's 88 while all electric motorcycles are 35
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Offline julianhj

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Re: 2030 Green Policy
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2020, 07:44:22 PM »
A lot can change in a decade. Or not, as the case may be. The amount of work (and associated cost) for a workable electric infrastructure is vast. Who knows what our government's priorities will be in ten years, or even two for that matter. 

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Re: 2030 Green Policy
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2020, 09:06:47 PM »
Good to read.  Emissions from motorcycles should be the least of the Governments worried.  Given the relative carbon intensity of manufacturing electric bikes, long may that continue.  But in a world changing so fast its not inconceivable that riding restrictions tighten or even that riding and driving becomes illegal at some point, Ill gladly pay my 93 to enjoy the freedom while it lasts.  Maybe a RFL COVID refund like the rebates provided by some of the insurance industry is a worthwhile campaign, however,  :169: :110: :001:

 


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