Taking a sorned bike to Europe ?

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  1. bigtree

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    Whats everyone's thinking on this ? ;)
     
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    To export it there or use it on the road there?
     
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    I think this is a fishing trip :reel:
     
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    Difficult to carry rods safely on a sorned bike ?

    You can take a sorned bike anywhere but on the UK roads

    ....................However !
     
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    Think, exporting any sorned vehicle even temporarily is illegal ?
    Cheers
    Ed
     
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    You can take whatever you want to Europe.....but you can't use it on public roads.
     
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    Perfectly correct for any vehicle
     
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    Is it an electric bike......
     
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    From the Gov website: 'Your vehicle must stay in the UK for your SORN to be valid. Find out what you need to do if you’re taking a vehicle out of the UK.'
    Not sure how they police it, but them's the rules.
    Cheers
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    I think the same
     
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    Not worth the chance of fines or having the bike confiscated!
     
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    I was just looking for this link and you posted it. Not worth the risk is it
     
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    Not sure why you'd want to but I'm sure it'd be easy enough to do.
    That does not mean it wouldn't be breaking any rules (which I guess is the question).
    You'd need insurance to ride it on a public road and I don't think you could get that.
     
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    @bigtree Now you have the answers , what you gonna do ? :)
     
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    No expert on this at all but I assume you can't have MOT, road tax or Insurance on such a bike ? So surely that means it can't be used on ANY public roads no matter what the country.

    A friend here has an old Honda race bike that he rides only at race circuits around Europe whilst on vacations, he takes it on a trailer there. He has insurance but i think that's more for himself and perhaps 3rd party liability.
     
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    I will be getting road tax tomorrow, I’m sure there are plenty people that don’t have road tax in the expat community but I will be legal. Just thought I would have a wee fishing expedition. :reel: :rofl:
     
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    I have, by accident, taken a bike ( Honda Blackbird )that is sorn'd out of the country on a round trip of Europe inc France, Austria , Germany, Italy, Hungary and Croatia.I had it on a trailer on the back of the motorhome...Used it in every country too !

    I thought I had taxed it before we left but had taxed one of the other Blackbirds instead [​IMG]:Eeek:
    Never stopped, never checked..... Plod are too busy nowadays to check such things... Especially when they ( like most of us ) consider the rules the DVLA and DVSA make up are bloody stupid and pointless!!
     
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    It is MOT’d and insured plus it has just had a new back tyre fitted that I will scrub in somewhere warmer than here next week. (y)
     
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    To be used abroad it needs to fully comply with UK law so MOT, tax and insurance.
    Insurance will not pay out if these conditions are not met.
     
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    Bit of a discrepancy there.

    It's not illegal to take abroad but SORN is not valid outside the UK which simply means it isn't taxed.
     

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