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    Well bikers are screwed - ACC levy

    For me it's up from $250 odd to $750 odd... Fuck me that's quite a rise!

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    Well Bikers Are Screwed - ACC Levy

    The steepest levy hikes are for drivers of large motorcycles. All motorcycles currently pay $252.69 in levies. Under the changes, while bikes under 125CC face only an increase of a few dollars, larger motorcycles will pay far heftier amounts.

    For example: 126-600cc: increases from $252.69 to $511.43 (102 per cent increase). 601 plus cc: increases from $252.69 to $745.77. Mopeds - which currently pay just $59 in ACC charges - will instead be classed with small motorcycles of 125 CC or less and pay $257.58 in license fees and petrol levies.

    Dr Smith said motorcyclists were 16 times more likely than car drivers to be involved in accidents yet car owners were currently subsidising their ACC bills by $70 each.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10603177

    I guess he has a point aye. There'll be few less bikes on the roads, sucks for those who can't afford it.

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    I wonder if they have considered the relative potentials for collateral damage for cars and motorcycles respectively in their calculations.

    That price hike is just grotesque.
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    well fucking ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis View Post
    601 plus cc: increases from $252.69 to $745.77
    Ouch - Fuck thats a big increase.

    I really dont think I can justify keeping the bike registered

    It will be cheaper to get two 'not registered' tickets per year

    Guys, we really do need to fight this - especially as most bike accidents are caused by cages in the first place...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikkel View Post
    I wonder if they have considered the relative potentials for collateral damage for cars and motorcycles respectively in their calculations.

    That price hike is just grotesque.
    It's all relative, the gubmint has spoken it's going up. The prciks before National should never allowed ACC to go into $4 bill def.

    Someone has to pay for it now, guess who that will be

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim.cox View Post
    Ouch - Fuck thats a big increase.

    I really dont think I can justify keeping the bike registered

    It will be cheaper to get two 'not registered' tickets per year

    Guys, we really do need to fight this - especially as most bike accidents are caused by cages in the first place...
    Your mind is already running into alternatives eh. In that case you'd be saying another $700 per year on insurance.

    But if you have a lil wee wee on the road you're scrooooed.

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    Right, if nobody else will, I'll organise a fucking Hikoi down to Parliament against this bullshit.

    Fuck upcoming exams, this is pricing us off the road, and in doing so is impinging upon my rights. I'm not going to fucking stand for it.

    Edit: The cunts are meant to be encouraging the use of more environmentally friendly transport for fuck's sake.


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    So, what are y'all going to do about it.

    Bleat on here, and spread 'em and take it?

    Or get out and protest?
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    Read more of the article, we're currently being subsidised $70 of ACC costs by other road users fair enough but what of the fuel tax to maintain roads, Surely we are subsidising the larger more road damaging vehicles there? (even with the lesser amount of fuel purchased we encounter the same tax rate-%)

    If it's about cost allocation then surely cyclists and off-roaders (sorry dirt bikers) are some how included?

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    This is completely unbelievable!
    Three FUCKING TIMES the cost.
    For EACH bike.

    I just checked to make sure it wasn't April fools day...

    The government officially hates motorcyclists.

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    That is an absolute disgrace - I don't consider my 650cc SV a 'big bike'

    But going up to over $700 per year - no way. Something has to be done here !

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    This is ridiculous!! $745.77.....Dr Smith!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateJafa View Post
    Right, if nobody else will, I'll organise a fucking Hikoi down to Parliament against this bullshit.

    Fuck upcoming exams, this is pricing us off the road, and in doing so is impinging upon my rights. I'm not going to fucking stand for it.

    Edit: The cunts are meant to be encouraging the use of more environmentally friendly transport for fuck's sake.
    Time to upgrade to a 50cc

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyer View Post
    This is completely unbelievable!
    Three FUCKING TIMES the cost.
    For EACH bike.

    I just checked to make sure it wasn't April fools day...
    Twice the cost Iron Stien.

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