Re-importing a motor cycle

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  1. maison

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    About 9 years ago we relocated our m/c to France and registered it there.

    We now wish to bring it back to the UK and re-register it here.

    We have looked at the DVLA website but can't find any help there.

    Has anyone done similar in the recent past?
     
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    Try the VOSA website.

    Make sure its right hand drive first :whistle::LOL:
     
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    Actually, my special edition is ambidextrous.:cycle:
     
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    Many thanks.

    The link looks useful.(y)
     
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    There shouldnt be an VAT to pay as its been paid.
    Only the £100 fee and registration costs.
    Dont know if its relevant but did you have to change the speedo to make KPH promenant when you registered it in France or are the outer numbers still MPH ?
     
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    Good point ppj, my three wheeler piaggio was brand new and that has KPH prominent with MPH in a smaller case and inside circle. Is that not correct
     
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    Not really sure if it matters but it makes sense to have the units of country made prominent.
    Worth looking into though, nowt worse than failing an SVA (if it needs one) for something so simple.
     
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    No need to change to kph on importing to France as the speedo was dual reading and there is no requirement for " Contrôle Technique" (MOT) for motorcycles in France.:)

    So the whole m/c is the same as when originally registered in U.K. I still have the original V5 document, well a photocopy anyway as the French Prefecture kept the original.(y)
     
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    When I reimported a Bongo a few years back all I had to do was insure it against the VIN number, get an MOT and pay the tax. They gave me a tax disc and a chit to get number plates and the V5 came a few weeks later
     
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    It should be easy as it was originally registered in the UK & you have the V5 copy . just make sure you keep a copy of the copy knowing what they are like.
     
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