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Hello all, I Have a 1.6 stilo and i an looking at towing a couple of motorbikes around for track days and racing (500Kg). around the uk.

Will the car be ok with this?

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Not problem at all. I used to tow my 1000kg caravan with my Tipo 1.6 with no problems. At 500kg and little/no wind resistance you'll be more than OK with your Stilo.

I'm assuming you have a manual gearbox.

You won't win any towing races but you are not going to be a hazard or embarrasment on the road either.
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Yep, will be a peice of cake
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Ok cool tanks guys, im just looking at the towing laws. why does the .gov website have to be so confusing .

The car is limited to 500kg i think and im limited to 750kg. this towing stuff is all new to me.
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Ok cool tanks guys, im just looking at the towing laws. why does the .gov website have to be so confusing .

The car is limited to 500kg i think and im limited to 750kg. this towing stuff is all new to me.
Have you got a towing license?

Is the trailer braked? I think you'll find the 500kg is unbraked weight
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No the new liences are limited to 750kg. Yeah the trailer will be unbraked (500kg). Then there is the max loaded car weight. it looks like the stilo will be sold.
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No the new liences are limited to 750kg.
Unbraked 500kg (inc trailer and brakes) will be fine. No need to sell the Stilo
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