Does the coronavirus MoT extension allow me to tax my vehicle without an MoT?

My motorcycle (Honda CBR600) is currently insured but on SORN. I wish to put the machine (excellent condition, low mileage) back on the road. Do the new MoT rules allow me to tax it without an MoT? Also, do I fall under the new 6 month vacation where I do not need an MoT for 6 months?

Asked on 6 April 2020 by

Answered by Dan Powell
You will need to get an MoT before taxing the bike. The six month MoT extension rules only apply to vehicles that have a valid MoT from 30 March and not before. But this ends on 1 August 2020. If your MoT is due before 1 August 2020, you don't have to do anything. The MoT will automatically be renewed for six months. This means that if your car or van's MoT expires on 31 July, it doesn’t legally have to be MoT tested until January 2021. After that, though, mandatory MoT testing will return.

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