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    Having to make major cutbacks at home meaning the other half will have the signum full time, so i gotta get some cheap to run to work and back, looked at quads but they are silly money so next one to look at was moped/scooters but not sure what engine size i can ride legally? any ideas?

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    First off you'll need to do a CBT (compulsory bike training)

    Then, unless the rules have changed, anything up to 125CC on L plates.
    IIRC, a moped (49CC) doesn't require to have L plates displayed with a full car licence.

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    from here


    Full motorcycle licence

    The practical test must be taken on a bike of between 75 cc and 125 cc. There are two types of full motorcycle licence:

    • a light motorcycle licence (A1), which restricts riders to any bike up to 125 cc and a power output of 11 kW
    • a standard motorcycle licence (A), is obtained if the practical test is taken on a bike of over 120 cc but not more than 125 cc and capable of at least 100 kilometres per hour (km/h per hour)..


    After passing the standard motorcycle practical test, you will be restricted for two years to riding a bike of up to 25 kW and a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0.16 kW/kg. After this you may ride any size of bike.

    Note:
    The BMW C1 motorcycle is not a suitable machine for a practical test.

    Direct and accelerated access

    Riders age 21 or over, or those who reach 21 before their two year restriction ends, have other options.

    Direct access

    After taking Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) and the theory test, the practical test may be taken on a motorcycle with a power output of at least 35kW. A pass allows you to ride any size of bike. All or part of the CBT course may be taken on either a learner bike or a large bike. To practice for the practical test on bikes larger than the learner bike specification you must:

    • be accompanied at all times by an approved instructor on another bike and in radio contact
    • wear fluorescent or reflective clothing
    • follow all other provisional licence restrictions

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    I used to have a 100cc speedfight, you will need to do CBT training.

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    125 after you've taken your cbt iv done the same thing mate 10 months ago, sold my car on saturday as i have not used it since jan

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    Ah, that shoots that idea down. Has to be a quad then, i cant seem to find and that doesnt look like they are for military use. The only one that looks half decent is something called a raptor...

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    Youcan ride a 50cc scooter on a car licence, you can walk or cycle quicker, cbt is cheap and last 2 years then opens up 125's, personally if you can I'd cycle

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    Well thats another channel ive considered going down, i work 7 miles away and very unfit, i get out of breathe just looking at the bike, not to mention need to lay my hands on one. Poxy fuel hike, wouldnt need to be doing this otherwise..

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    from direct.gov

    If you have a car licence...

    If you obtained your full car licence before 1 February 2001 you are automatically entitled to ride a moped without L-plates (D-plates in Wales).
    If you obtained a full car licence after 1 February 2001 you must first complete a CBT course and obtain a DL 196 certificate to validate your entitlement.
    so depends when you passed your test, and this only applies to a moped
    the definition of a moped according to direct.gov is
    A moped has:
    • an engine no bigger than 50 cubic centimetres (cc) capacity
    • a top speed of no more than around 32 miles per hour, which is 50 kilometres per hour

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    I remember the good old days where you could ride up to 125cc on a normal car licence.

    I got Grandad rights on my 7.5T and have used the 125cc thing years ago but this has changed now?

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