Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:19 am

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MP3 LT Sport 500
Joined: 23 Oct 2013
Posts: 35
Location: West London
 
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MP3 LT Sport 500
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Posts: 35
Location: West London
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:19 am linkquote
Hi, can anyone tell me if I have to pay to take my MP3 500 LT Sport into London congestion charge? Thanks
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:44 am

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LOTS
Joined: 01 Jul 2013
Posts: 26
Location: EAST LONDON/ESSEX
 
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LOTS
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Location: EAST LONDON/ESSEX
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:44 am linkquote
No you dont.
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:52 am

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MP3 LT Sport 500
Joined: 23 Oct 2013
Posts: 35
Location: West London
 
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MP3 LT Sport 500
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Location: West London
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:52 am linkquote
Result! Thanks again!
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:12 am

Hooked
Piaggio MP3 LT 500 Sports 2013
Joined: 29 Sep 2013
Posts: 171
Location: London - UK
 
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Piaggio MP3 LT 500 Sports 2013
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Posts: 171
Location: London - UK
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:12 am linkquote
I think you do have to pay - LT version is more than 2 meters long and is a trike with 465 mm distance between the 2 front wheels.

The way people did in the past for LT was to take photos parked along side other bikes and send it to congestion charge guys for exemption with a £10 annual fee - they dont accept that anymore and consider LT version to be CC payable.

Now what people do is - register on CC auto charge by paying £10 one time fee - the auto charge should automatically charge you every time you go within the zone so it is not your responsibility to pay - but - as the CC cameras only record the front plates you dont get charged as you dont have the front plates. The idea is if CC has to take money, you are ready to give as you have registered for auto payment.
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:39 am

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MP3 LT Sport 500
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Posts: 35
Location: West London
 
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MP3 LT Sport 500
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Posts: 35
Location: West London
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:39 am linkquote
Ok so that said would it be wrong to not pay the auto charge and wait to see if a bill comes though the door? I only go into town now and then and if the cameras only look at the front of the bike they don't have my details?? Or would the wardens give a ticket?
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:00 am

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 41059
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 41059
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:00 am linkquote
Technically you should pay. However they have no way to charge you, so no-one I know with an LT bothers to do anything. I've never heard of an LT rider being charged, and I also think it may set an awkward precedent if LT riders start registering.
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:45 am

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MP3 LT Sport 500
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Posts: 35
Location: West London
 
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MP3 LT Sport 500
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Posts: 35
Location: West London
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:45 am linkquote
True say. Knowing my luck I may well be the first 😞 thanks for the info
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:04 am

Hooked
Fuoco 500ie - 2007, Benelli Adiva 150 - 2003
Joined: 08 Jan 2013
Posts: 399
Location: North West London,UK
 
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Fuoco 500ie - 2007, Benelli Adiva 150 - 2003
Joined: 08 Jan 2013
Posts: 399
Location: North West London,UK
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:04 am linkquote
I ride my fuoco in regularly to work in the city and have never had a problem...
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:12 am

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 22383
Location: Nashville, Indiana
 
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Posts: 22383
Location: Nashville, Indiana
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:12 am linkquote
Congestion charge? George Harrison was right then.
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Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:07 am

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MP3 400 LT
Joined: 12 Oct 2016
Posts: 2
Location: London
 
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MP3 400 LT
Joined: 12 Oct 2016
Posts: 2
Location: London
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:07 am linkquote
Trike over 2m long
Hi all,

Thank you for this discussion and your comments! Reading through them I realised that this topic was discussed in 2013.
Therefore, would anyone be able to write a couple of lines with their recent experience in central london with a trike over 2m long?
I put a deposit for one and only found out that it is 2180mm long ... which will mean that I am 180mm longer ...
Could anyone with a similar trike share their recent experience with regard to this?

Do you think we should do something about this as a comunity? Knowing that Scooters over 2m long go for free, why trikes should make a difference?

Thank you in advance!

BR,
Nikolay
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:14 am

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MP3 Sport 500 2016
Joined: 18 Jul 2016
Posts: 5
Location: Surrey, England
 
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MP3 Sport 500 2016
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Posts: 5
Location: Surrey, England
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:14 am linkquote
Hi Koshera,

I started riding into London in the summer. I confess I haven't actually registered for the CC as I do not think the circumstances discussed in 2013 have altered.

My sense this is an example of 'let sleeping dogs lie'.......
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:12 am

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MP3 400 LT
Joined: 12 Oct 2016
Posts: 2
Location: London
 
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MP3 400 LT
Joined: 12 Oct 2016
Posts: 2
Location: London
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:12 am linkquote
Euroscooby,
Thank you for sharing this. In this case, I may follow everyone's example.
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Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:56 am

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MP3 500 Business ABS/ESR
Joined: 27 Apr 2022
Posts: 1
Location: London
 
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MP3 500 Business ABS/ESR
Joined: 27 Apr 2022
Posts: 1
Location: London
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:56 am linkquote
Hello guys,

Anyone got a congestion charge for his 500?
I got a message CC London office and apparently I have to pay every time I enter.
So, for the time being I haven't got any charges but might get them all together at the end of the month. Any experience from anyone else regarding this recently? I believe there are rear facing cameras when going in the tunnel in Park lane but not 100%.
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:56 am

Enthusiast
MP3 500Ie LT sport 2013
Joined: 23 Feb 2022
Posts: 50
Location: Kent UK
 
Enthusiast
MP3 500Ie LT sport 2013
Joined: 23 Feb 2022
Posts: 50
Location: Kent UK
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:56 am linkquote
You don't, but you might need to register, which costs a tenner,, I had to register my Tesla but not the MP3

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:42 pm

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Piaggio MP3 300 HPE
Joined: 22 Aug 2020
Posts: 49
Location: Croydon
 
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Piaggio MP3 300 HPE
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Posts: 49
Location: Croydon
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:42 pm linkquote
I don't know if you can pay the £10 for the 500 as it's longer than 2m. My 300 is registered as it is 2m exactly so therefore exempt. When the exemption finishes, I will put it on autopay and see if it gets charged - the other forums say that the only front facing cameras are on Park Lane, although that was a few years ago so who knows if things have changed!
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