So, there is that ULEZ zone around London and pre 2007 bikes must pay a £12.50 charge to enter. It doesn't currently cause me problems commuting but it may well do when the area expands in 2021. Other cities will most likely follow suit down the line, so would be nice if we can work out if a DT could pass the test.
It would be handy to pop into town on the bike if I wanted too of course
There seems to be 3 main ways of conforming to the rules.
First and second is to obtain a certificate of conformity or a homologation certificate from the manufacturer to present, some seem to be now charging for this privilege. So, what do you think the chances are of Yamaha having these for a DT?
Thirdly, is to take your bike for an emissions test on a case by case basis, so just because one DT passes does not mean yours will. Currently only 1 place in the whole of London has been authorised to do this, Riverbank Motorcycles, and they want £175 for each test. What they are looking for are the Nox levels and the magic number is 0.15g/km or lower.
Lots of older bikes seem to be passing, albeit I've yet to see a 2 stroke mentioned in any blurb I've read yet.
What do we think? Is this possible for a DT, anyone got any idea of Nox emisons on our bikes?
Oh yeah, did any year DT's come with a cat in the silencer?