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France u-turns on technical inspections for motorcycles

France u-turns on technical inspections for motorcycles

The French government’s law to introduce periodic technical inspections for motorcycles from 2022 was announced and then abruptly withdrawn last month, following pressure from motorcycle owners’ groups. An EU law on roadworthiness, agreed back in 2013, gave Member States an exceptionally long lead time of nine years to put in place regular technical tests for motorcycles, with a deadline for 1 January 2022.  At the time, ETSC was critical of the long delay and the decision to exclude small motorcycles (with engines smaller than […]

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