'13' plate won't affect sales, says CAP

Will 2013 be a bad year for motorcycle sales in the UK? CAP don't think so

Posted: 31 July 2012
by Visordown News

MOTORISTS will have to live with the '13' plate if they want a new vehicle next March.

Despite rumours that the DVLA would let people hang onto the '62' plate, they have been quashed. The DVLA have stated that every new vehicle will automatically carry a '13' plate after March 1st, 2013.

The motorcycle industry has been stirring over the plate for months, with some dealers claiming that an already tough sales climate will be made tougher with the number 13.

CAP, who produce vehicle valuation guides, said they didn't know whether the '13' plate affect the values of those vehicles on the used market, although they thought it unlikely.

Perhaps when it comes to motorcycles, bikers will opt out of buying a bike in the first-half of the year or they'll opt for a personalised number-plate instead.


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Why on earth does this matter?

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 08:48

I doubt this matters to anyone with more than a couple of brain cells.

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 09:24

Is this serious ? Really ? Bloody hell.

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 09:30

Bit short on news while waiting for rossi/ducati stories? :P

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 14:40

As with all the above. Really? This is "news worthy" REALLY??? Dear god!!!

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 16:40

FML

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 00:49

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