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post #1 of 2 Old Dec 31st, 2007, 7:50 am Thread Starter
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Sales Tax Exemption at 40MPG+ in CT

I read in the paper this morning that beginning January 1 Connecticut is extending motor vehicle sales tax exemptions to any vehicle that gets 40MPG or more. This includes motorcycles. Considering that this will save a hefty 6% over the price of a new bike you can bet I started looking... So I spent the last hour or so researching estimates. EPA doesn't have them for bikes. Can't find anything on BMW's site either. Nor within the web site... as a matter of fact I haven't been able to find anything anywhere that I think the government (and local MV dept) would care to use officially. Now I've been planning to purchase by the end of April and I'm seriously considering the r1200rt. 6% of that will easily top $1000. Yes indeed I want to keep that cash. Does anyone have an thoughts or ideas on how to approach this?

Here's the Courant's link to the article that I read:,7334450.story

And here's the link to the article that discusses the exemption:

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post #2 of 2 Old Dec 31st, 2007, 8:06 am
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Service and Technical Booklet for ole Toad, a '99 vintage LT, has a Fuel Consumption notation in the Engine category that marks mpg at a steady 56 mph, and at a steady 75 mph --- 54.7 and 41.3 mpg respectively.

When you purchase your scoot, make sure the seller provides you with the documentation to support the 'anticipated' fuel consumption (assuming that information is still listed in the bikes documents). HTH.
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