Old 19th May 2019, 06:31 PM #1
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Alright lads! Looking to see if anyone has some info on the topic..

Looking at moving to the UK for a year in September to study a Masters. Anybody got an idea if I can bring my own bike with me and insure/ride it legally over? Would I have to get a UK reg? Would Irish insurance policy cover me, etc, etc.

Brexit and all that boll*x aside, what's the story with it?

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Old 19th May 2019, 06:53 PM #2
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I doubt your insurance will cover you for that long. You'd probably need to register and insure it over there, but it costs next to nothing to register it, and you'll easily save the price of it on your insurance.
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Re: Riding in England ...

Most irish insurance will only cover you for 30 or 60 days.
Put a nice big yella plate on it for the duration.
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Re: Riding in England ...

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Most irish insurance will only cover you for 30 or 60 days.
Irish insurance or any other motor insurance bought in the EU will
give at least the minimum level (3rd party) of cover for the
entire duration of the policy.

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...y/index_en.htm


Additional cover like fire and theft or comprehensive may have
time limits. Check your policy for details.

The rules may change if at some time in the future, the UK
decides to leave the EU.
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Re: Riding in England ...

Sell your yoke and buy something over there and insure it when you land, you'll be exempt from VRT then when you come home to register it
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Keep the wits about you too saw a video of a lad that they tried to rob his bike the business end of a claw hamner embedded in lid. Hijacking is crazy over there at min.
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May have to MOT it. Not sure. If you put it on a UK plate.

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Keep the wits about you too saw a video of a lad that they tried to rob his bike the business end of a claw hamner embedded in lid. Hijacking is crazy over there at min.
I knew London was bad but some of the stuff in this video is like stuff you would see in South Africa or South America.

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Re: Riding in England ...

Having had the "pleasure" of doing exactly what you are doing some years ago, it's not a big deal, get yourself over there, you will have at least 60 days grace on your Irish policy to ride fully insured, when you're ready, re-reg the bike, cancel your Irish policy and get UK cover (it's a LOT cheaper there than here) you might get away with keeping your Irish Licence if it's only a year, but I was forced to change mine when a friendly member of the constabulary insisted on it, after checking my documents at a checkpoint, and giving me a 14 day producer to get it sorted, at that time, you had to change your licence after three months residency, not sure if that's still the case.
As someone else pointed out, if you can afford to buy a newer yoke 6 months before returning, you can VRT it for free.
Finally, if you would like to join in all the Brexit fun, you are fully entitled to vote in all elections, including general election if you're Irish, I registered the day I landed there and voted in a GE two weeks later, but that just me, if I'm entitled to vote I always do.
Oh yeah, and some scummy knacker on a Moped will try and rob your bike, if it's not nailed down in a hardened steel lined reinforced concrete bunker, it's the British way.

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Yes in England one must lift the cap off the helmet as one greets a lady
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Re: Riding in England ...

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Alright lads! Looking to see if anyone has some info on the topic..

Looking at moving to the UK for a year in September to study a Masters. Anybody got an idea if I can bring my own bike with me and insure/ride it legally over? Would I have to get a UK reg? Would Irish insurance policy cover me, etc, etc.

Brexit and all that boll*x aside, what's the story with it?

You may also be able to reclaim VRT on your bike if you export it.
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