How many left on the road in the UK?

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How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby isle of wight » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:41 pm

Ive been grabbing GTS reg where I can from ebay/youtube/magazines etc to see whats still up and running.
Only managed to grab 16 but the info is as follows:

5 on a Sorn ( One with Valid MOT)
4 taxed (of which only 3 have current MOT's)
2 Untaxed (one with MOT in March-18)
2 with No DVLA deatils (Scrapped?)
3 on ebay I couldng get Reg numbers One Blue with Gold Wheels, one which is a Euro Import but very very scrappy and a Blue one at a dealers in Northampton.

Any reg with colour you can send my way would be appreciated even if its old ones you used to own.

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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby daveett » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:45 pm

Mine is one of the currently taxed and MOT'd ones, and a friend owns one which is another. The guy we bought them from has one, though I'm not sure it's taxed and MOT'd. That's a good percentage of the 16!

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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby lewisjjp » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:21 am

You cannot believe all the rubbish on certain websites regarding how many left, given that I know of 23 GTS over the past few years and still retain 5, I would say the figures are incomplete and again depends how DVLA have recorded the GTS as it is not always the same. I would think there are upwards of 100 still around.

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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby daveett » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:35 am

Based on what evidence? I think I read only 218 were officially imported, so you reckon nearly 50% are still about in a roadworthy state? I'm not so optimistic!

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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby OmegaChassis » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:52 pm

Well here's my penny's worth :!:
My original gts i purchased in 1995 is green on a sorn, i am presently working on a red gts which is taxed and insured but no mot.
Also have a black gts on a sorn, another green one on sorn. two gts that have been scrapped. and two chassis's imported from Europe with uk v5's.
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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby daveett » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:17 pm

So that's 6 known. With the three I'm aware of we're up to 9 of the 16...

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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby OmegaChassis » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:35 pm

I forgot to mention, Mike (24c) has two a red and a blue gts probably on sorn's :?:
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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby daithespy » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:33 am

I bought the scrappy European import. I'll be fettling it ober the winter

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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby jorojin » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:25 pm

Don't forget mine viewtopic.php?f=55&t=3327 :clap: Imported from Nederland, under reconstruction atm.

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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby stevewp » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:19 am

And my old one is now a trike, but not on the road
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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby jorojin » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:23 pm

I have to admit that having spent about 18 months rebuilding mine I have sympathy with people who have them laid up (nudge to OmegaChassis) as the bike isn't the easiest bike to work on that I have owned, but it is worth preserving as one of the offshoot branches of conventional bike design.
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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby Mark Henry » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:12 pm

Oh - do they have to be taxed & MOT'd :whistle:

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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby Daf » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:40 am

Mines is still in regular use. :coffee:

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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby Julescapri » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:04 am

Mine is now MOT'd and ready for the road this season, a red one, reg number K14 GTS.

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Re: How many left on the road in the UK?

Postby daveett » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:37 pm

Any trips planned?

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