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Moped help for a 16 year old,buying,insurance,cbt etc etc

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prolly one for mus_ne's as i know hes just got himself a cracking bike (125cc) but any other help would be grateful as well from parents that have youngsters that have a moped (50cc) or indeed yoursel… Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
prolly one for mus_ne's as i know hes just got himself a cracking bike (125cc) but any other help would be grateful as well from parents that have youngsters that have a moped (50cc) or indeed yourselfs.

My lad (16) is toying with the idea of getting a moped 50cc. Whilst i'd prefer him to take driving lessons, this moped is going to be a stop gap to get to college.

Now ive had a look & it looks like he needs to take a cbt what does that involve, driving in & out of cones ? i take it he would use his own moped ? also just a rough idea what would he expect to pay for insurance.

Ive just checked & its £50 for a provisonal licence....how much !
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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the cbt (i took) was for a day and starts with the basics and then a 2 hour exam at the end. start off driving through cones to get used to the bike, then progress to junctions etc. i had a 2 hour exam on the road at the end and were given microphones so they can talk to us and tell us where and what to do.

I got my insurance after looking on moneysupermarket.com , cant remember exactly who with but got 3rd party for i think £300
1 Like #2
yep, CBT is turning corners, figures of eight, braking etc.
#3
:thumbsup:

so you actually went out on the roads :? sorry i sound surprised, never having done it, i thought it was just a quick jaunt round a school playing field, but i do understand the need for a road test.
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richp
:thumbsup:

so you actually went out on the roads :? sorry i sound surprised, never having done it, i thought it was just a quick jaunt round a school playing field, but i do understand the need for a road test.


yeah thats what everyone thinks! you cover quite a lot in a day though and i enjoyed it even though it ****** down all day. the road test is for them to see your road worthy, not going at ridiculous speeds etc and they sign the certificate for you afterwards.providing you pass:whistling:
#5
basically the afternoon is spent on the roads. I did my bike CBT two weeks ago and was petrified of going out on the roads. Other drivers were very courteous...until the plates come off!!
#6
bazzaric
basically the afternoon is spent on the roads. I did my bike CBT two weeks ago and was petrified of going out on the roads. Other drivers were very courteous...until the plates come off!!


does the cbt expire ? so you can lose the L-plate's when you pass, no need to keep them on with a provisional licence ?
#7
richp
does the cbt expire ? so you can lose the L-plate's when you pass, no need to keep them on with a provisional licence ?


need to take a proper motorcyle test (17 or above) to be able to drive without L plates and you can then also upgrade to a 125 cc etc
#8
Just make sure he rides sensibly, drum it into him how vunerable he is. The CBT will only teach the basics so he will need guidance to how to ride safely...
1 Like #9
The CBT gives the rider 24 months to pass the test, or it will need to be retaken. The theory test also lasts for 24 months.
1 Like #10
CBT is really easy to pass tbh, the guy i was with passed and he fell off several times. Wouldn't call it a test.

As for insurance, I'd really recommend MCE insurance, I got insured on my kymco super 9 for £170 third party. They were pretty sucky in the next year as my price didn't drop much with a 1 years NCB. But then I went to devitt insurance and got it down to £115 for the year. Bearing in mind im now 18...very good prices. So yeah, check out MCE and Devitt.
#11
The CBT should not be easy to pass. A good proportion are not allowed to go on the two hours (minimum) road training because they haven't reached the required level.


http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/LearnerAndNewDrivers/RidingMotorcyclesAndMopeds/DG_4022430

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