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Type Approval for Motorcycles

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A system of mandatory EC "whole vehicle" type approval was originally framed under Directive 92/61/EEC, as repealed and replaced by Directive 2002/24/EC (consolidated to 2005/30/EC). The Directive requires all motorcycles and scooters to be approved to a selection of separate technical Directives in respect of various systems and components, and then approved in complete form as a whole vehicle. This will allow the registration of an approved vehicle in all EU Member States. The Framework Directive covers 2, 3 and some light 4 wheeled vehicles. The following linked PDF file explains this in more detail:

Open Adobe PDF documentFact Sheet: UK Regulations for Motorcycles and Mopeds (PDF 67.8KB) document

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