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Road tax for motorcycles over 400cc increased

New rates show slight increase in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)

VEHICLE Excise Duty (VED) on motorcycles over 400cc will increase slightly from April this year, according to the government’s new spring budget.

The document shows any motorcycle over 401cc will cost an extra £1 to tax for 12 months, compared to last year’s rates.

Annual road tax for motorcycles between 401-600cc will now cost £59, or £32.45 if paid in six-month installments.

Motorcycles over 600cc will cost £81 for annual road tax, or £44.55 for six months.

Three-wheeler riders will have to dig deeper this year too, with 12-month VED rates for tricycles up by £1 also.

The new vehicle tax rates will come into effect on April 1, 2014. 

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