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EU Referendum: What will happen to motorcycling if we leave?

  • By cannonball

Anybody who believes in-out referendum isn’t going to affect motorcycling had better think again — because it’s already generating uncertainties. And if we choose to jump ship, lots of good things will change — and a lot of bad things won’t.



In theory, once liberated from rabid Brussels bureaucracy, we’d have a chance to reform the messy licensing rules imposed by the European Commission. In practice, there’s slim chance of that happening. The DVLA was thoroughly consulted before signing up to this EC Directive without coercion. And motorcycle manufacturers actually like tiers as well, because it gives them an additional sell-through when customers eventually move on to bigger A-class bikes. So we’re stuck with it.  


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