Can't help but wonder if current bike tax classification is really fair to us two wheelers.
My peuogot 206 1.4 HDI has to pay £30 a year road tax as it it considered relitively environmentally friendly. It has a fuel consumption of 60mpg but wieghs in at a ton so will inflict some damage to the road network over the year period. My XJR 1300 has a fuel consumption of 50 mpg but only wieghs 1/4 ton so in theory will inflict less damage to the roads and is only marginally less frugal on fuel than my car and yet the annual road tax is over twice as much and lets not go into the level of road congestion that both the vehicles will cause.
Would it be better for bikes to pay road tax on co2 emmisions like cars do rather than engine capacity which is now a bit atiquated and surely the wieght of the vehicle and its contribution to congestion should also be considered when setting the tax level.
I would be interested to hear peoples views on this, and tell me I am barking up the wrong tree.