vectrix mot uk

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Does anybody know as my local motorcycle mot centre is not sure.

When this vehicle is over 3 years old, will it ever need an mot, or is it only vehicles with an engine that need one?

Vectrix claims mot excempt, but I assume it was as it was brand new...

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Re: vectrix mot uk

I see no reason why the Vectrix should be MOT exempt? Although it has no internal combustion engine, it still has other things that need checking and testing - lights, tyres, brakes, etc. Not sure how a standard test will work though as you can't exactly probe the exhaust pipe for emissions or test for noise.

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Yes - it requires an MoT.

The only test that cannot be done is emissions - everything else is tested in the same way was other bikes, (brakes, lights, number-plate complance etc). The tester told me you still need to go to a BIKE testing station - I forget what class this is - and the standard fee of £38 is payable (probably increased by the time a VX1 goes in!).

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Just had the 1st MOT done on my Vectrix. Passed with no advisories and it was only £20. The official test fee is currently £29.65 for classes 1 and 2.

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Yup, just had my first one done (an it passed, thankfully). Info on MoT regs with respect to the V is hard to find. From what I can gather it DOES need an MoT - class 1 type test (the Vx-1 is classed as a 125cc). Class 2 is for larger capacity IC bikes, from memory over 200cc (yes... have look here http://www.ukmot.com/bike_index.asp ). Oh and mine too was the standard test fee of just under £30.

I presume Vectrix's original thinking was that 'electric vehicles' do not require MoTs. They were nearly right - electric vehicles that are fleet operated like milk floats and delivery trucks are exempt, as are recovery trucks and a few others besides.

Maybe you ought to invest in a weekly pint'o'milk for the underseat compartment just in case you're pulled over for having no MoT... "Honestly, hossifer, I woz just hon mi'mornin raands..."

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Re: vectrix mot uk

Just passed 2nd MOT today, no advisories.

Currently on 15,500 miles (25,000km).

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Another MOT successfully passed with no advisories! Not done many miles since the last one, but a pass is a pass - not bad for a VX-1 on the original Ni-MH battery pack, 7 years since I took delivery.

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Pleased to report another MOT pass for my VX-1 yesterday.

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My 2 vectrix are on their 3rd ITV. Everything OK!
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Reviving an older thread. What do older VX-1s typically fail the annual safety inspection on? In the UK my 2008 VX-1 just recently passed the MOT again - although I only did 39 miles last year!

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My Vectrix (30k miles) had a brake disc wear advisory note - looking at the old MOTs. Wheel bearings had been replaced at a pre-MOT check. So these and tyre and brake pads are what to check. Maybe headlight alignment / beam pattern too maybe, especially if changed to LED.

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