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Getting a motorbike/moped

dandoc2 Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
I have a full driving license - i love driving my car but it can be such a faff to park even though it is a mini - so looking to get another means of travelling - a moped/motorbike

Ive looked on the directgov site but not really sure what i can ride - im 19 and as i said ive got a full license, what is the max cc i can ride with the CBT/my license - wanting something likea 125cc moped ( retro one not a chav one) as i need it to go at least 40mph - also do i still have to have L plates if ive got a car license

So can anyone clarify for me as im not sure

Daniel
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
u can ride up to 125 cc with a cbt but yes u need L plates

car license has no effect on it im afraid
#2
onlyme23
u can ride up to 125 cc with a cbt but yes u need L plates car license has no effect on it im afraid


ride thats good as 50cc are capped at about 31mph - dont mind the L plates although you can look a pillock


wanting something like this
http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:f4cjsjAFFZB4oM:http://www.andiamovespa.nl/files/pictures/LX_50/Vespa_LX_Zwart.jpg
not this
http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:v64ClSoV2XJPXM:http://sftscooters.com/images/moped-150t-02_1.jpg
#3
if you have it on your licence you can drive upto a 50cc on your car licence
#4
If you want to ride a 125CC then you need to sit a CBT which is basically a day long bike riding course. If your instructor believes your riding is up to a suitable riding standard then you will be given a pass certificate, at that point you can ride a moped/motorbike up to 125cc (17 and over) limited to 14.6bhp with L plates, you can't carry a pillion passenger nor ride on motorways.

Your CBT lasts for two years, if you don't sit your full test within that time then you will need to resit your CBT. Bear in mind the test changes in March to be longer so if you're wanting to get your bike license you may be better off getting it out of the way now.

John
#5
Johnmcl7
If you want to ride a 125CC then you need to sit a CBT which is basically a day long bike riding course. If your instructor believes your riding is up to a suitable riding standard then you will be given a pass certificate, at that point you can ride a moped/motorbike up to 125cc (17 and over) limited to 14.6bhp with L plates, you can't carry a pillion passenger nor ride on motorways.

Your CBT lasts for two years, if you don't sit your full test within that time then you will need to resit your CBT. Bear in mind the test changes in March to be longer so if you're wanting to get your bike license you may be better off getting it out of the way now.

John

2 years sounds good enough time to take the test - just as long as it isnt as bad a driving exams - 3 points turns - reverse around the corner etc ( only jkn:thumbsup:)

On my license ive got Cat - b + b1 and something called FKP anyone know what that is?
#6
The new test will be longer and more difficult, in my opinion the current 'easier' motorbike test is more tricky than the car test but that's very much just my view. I passed my car test without issue first time but I've failed my big bike test twice, I didn't have the bike sitting in gear properly so when it pulled up to the kerb I couldn't get the power up and my foot went down very briefly which is an automatic fail. However I should really have passed without issue the first time.

John
#7
djnaff
if you have it on your licence you can drive upto a 50cc on your car licence


not true unless u passed before i think its 2001 and based on the fact he is 19 i think we can safely assume he didnt :p
#8
onlyme23
not true unless u passed before i think its 2001 and based on the fact he is 19 i think we can safely assume he didnt :p


yer i thought that :p

Well that sounds alright then - so take my CBT and can drive anything up to 125cc with limits on kwh - ok cheers for that guys

also from googling i need to have cat A on my paper counterpart to do te cbt
[helper]#9
Johnmcl7
Bear in mind the test changes in March to be longer so if you're wanting to get your bike license you may be better off getting it out of the way now.

John


and there will be limited number of sites at which the new test can be carried out.
#10
dandoc2
yer i thought that :p

Well that sounds alright then - so take my CBT and can drive anything up to 125cc with limits on kwh - ok cheers for that guys

also from googling i need to have cat A on my paper counterpart to do te cbt


You will need to send your licence off to dvla to have the motorcycle category added before taking the cbt. It's a good day and well worth doing even if you only want a 50:thumbsup:
#11
gari189;3880437
and there will be limited number of sites at which the new test can be carried out.

Yep, I'm really kicking myself because by blowing my last test that was the last chance I'd have to sit the test at the old centre. While I'll still be sitting the old test, the routes are a bit different and involve a really busy roundabout on a slow exit...not much I can do now about it though.

John
#12
jtx;3880578
You will need to send your licence off to dvla to have the motorcycle category added before taking the cbt. It's a good day and well worth doing even if you only want a 50:thumbsup:


I agree it's well worth going ahead with the CBT, at the time I was unsure whether I wanted to ride a bike or not and thought that a day of riding would either give me a taste for it or put me off. As it was I enjoyed my CBT and bought a CBR125, it's a bit show and no go but I think it's a pretty good 125 and while it struggles past 60 as long as you stay from A-class road the speed isn't too much of an issue.

John
#13
jtx
You will need to send your licence off to dvla to have the motorcycle category added before taking the cbt. It's a good day and well worth doing even if you only want a 50:thumbsup:


yer i have nothing on my counterpart for provisional so how do i go about sending it all off

right so if its 50cc all i need to do is my cbt - for over 125cc i need to send off my license to have moto added then do cbt - does it cost anything to have it added?
#14
dandoc2
yer i have nothing on my counterpart for provisional so how do i go about sending it all off

right so if its 50cc all i need to do is my cbt - for over 125cc i need to send off my license to have moto added then do cbt - does it cost anything to have it added?


http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/DriverLicensing/NeedANewOrUpdatedLicence/DG_4022089

Licence type exchange Fees

Add entitlement to full licence Free
#15


ok thats good its free - where do i get the forms for that as i cant see a linky

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