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Hey guys, I'm moving from the US to Mildenhall in May for about 3 years. And luckily i get to bring my 996! So i plan on taking advantageon the great opportunity ride on all the tracks I can. So i have a few questions about the move. If anybody knows, are there any special things i have to do to my bike to make it legal there or should i be able to unload it and ride it? (after i get my license, register and all that of course) Do i need any special training special licenses or anything to do track days? Also, any good Ducati owners clubs in near Mildenhall? Thanks for any advice, i'm pretty excited for it.
 

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Will you need to register there or are you in the forces and have some special provisions? Getting it registered will require it to be inspected. You should check into this as the last time I did a few yrs ago the bikes had to be modified sometimes to pass regulation such as headlight which is different for riding on the left side of the road. Race cans will also be a problem for street and also racetrack. Most trackdays there will be someone who sells decibel eliminators and will fit them too. There’s also a yearly MOT test that your bike may fall under where the test it for road worthiness. It’s a very thorough inspection before you can tax the vehicle. Get a letter from your current Insurance provider that shows how many years you have been riding with hopefully a good record. This will help you to obtain reduced insurance premium which can be very high over there. Having an alarm/Immobilizer fitted will also reduce premiums and certain ones are identified by the insurance carrier. Dark visors are also illegal. I’m sure there’s a few other things I have forgotten and other Brits will certainly chime in and correct my perspective as it’s a few yrs old and things have probably changed. Oh and take your rain suit! :D
 

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The bike will be type approved so the Dvla should take your american documents and issue a number plate with no issues. You might need a new headlight if it dips to one side.

Quick MOT test and you are on the road :)

Book track days online and turn up with your licence, that's it. Loads of great tracks but Caldwell is the best ;-)

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Thanks for the info, we have yearly inspections in most states here, so it should be pretty good for that. What do you guys use for hauling bikes around? here I have a full size pickup truck and just haul it in that. But I'm going to sell it for shure and buy something there.

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Sprint vans are popular, I used to rent them for trackdays. Also I joined Ducati Sporting Club for Ducati specific trackdays, but obviously theres plenty of other organizations. You should obtain a copy of Motorcycle New (MCN) it's a weekly paper (on online) that has wealth of details from classifieds, trackdays organizations and more. BTW the tests here are "Mickey mouse" compared to the M.O.T in the UK! everything is checked.
 

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Sounds good, I actually follow mcn on YouTube. I'll go check out there actual mag though.

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You could look to sort you exhaust before you come over
98db at half max revs, bike at standstill sound meter held half a metre back and at 45 degrees to the line of the end can



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Sorry that's for track days
MOT is not sound tested but some testers can fail if deafening


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