If anyone has a gov link that would be handy. I was sent the above link so it still needs to be checked out.
NOT everything about motorcycling is about riding - thereís a huge number who get just as much from tinkering in the garage and as a result proportionally more motorcycles are off-the-road than cars.
December 16th, 2013 was the date that the rules regarding SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) changed to make life simpler
In the past, those of us with long-term Ďprojectsí had to re-apply for SORN every year to prove that the bike didn't need taxing and, more recently, isnít subject to compulsory insurance rules.
From the 16th December, however, a SORN will remain active indefinitely - tell the DVLA once and you only have to get back in touch with then when the bike is finally going back on the road.
SORN doesnít pass with ownership, so if you sell or buy a project, the new owner will need his own SORN on it, and the same applies to things like changes of address, but otherwise itís one little annual job thatís no longer needed.
As part of the same changes, it wonít be necessary to provide proof of insurance when you re-tax your bike after December 16. Thatís because a while ago it became illegal to own an uninsured vehicle (that isnít SORNed), and insurance is automatically checked by computers on a rolling basis, eliminating the need to produce paper Ďproofí when applying for VED.