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Query about taking Full Motorbike Test

dandoc2 Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
Currently got a Honda CBF 125 - took my CBT May 2009 but got a 100cc Piaggio Fly 100 - just got the cbf in jan and looking to take my test NOT to get something faster but just to get rid of the L plates
Im going to be 21 when i take the test in July,
So my question is can I take the full test on a 125cc bike and be able to ride anything straight away or do i have to ride a 400cc on the direct access test ?

Daniel
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Looking to do it with this company and not sure which one to go for
http://www.thebikeschool.com/full_licence.htm
#2
well just reading day 5 on there list says this "It gives you a day on the 125cc before changing over onto the 500cc machine on the second day" so looks like you take the test on a bigger bike eg the 500cc bike
#3
madinternetuser
well just reading day 5 on there list says this "It gives you a day on the 125cc before changing over onto the 500cc machine on the second day" so looks like you take the test on a bigger bike eg the 500cc bike

Thats why im unsure as it makes out your have to ride a 500
but 500cc is a beast - im just about confident on a 125
#4
The 500 they use ain't that fast and they are comfy, I done mine bout 5 year ago and I'm sure you defo have to use a 500cc to do your test! Mine was Suzuki tourer and turning circle on them are brilliant!
#5
Liam240684
The 500 they use ain't that fast and they are comfy, I done mine bout 5 year ago and I'm sure you defo have to use a 500cc to do your test! Mine was Suzuki tourer and turning circle on them are brilliant!


Says that use a cbf 500

http://www.lightningpass.com/jkcm/included/CBF500%20Honda.jpg
#6
The 500 is actually easier to control than a 125 I found.
It tends to be less jumpy/revvy in lower gears which is where you will spend the majority of your time on the test.
#7
imafish2002
The 500 is actually easier to control than a 125 I found.
It tends to be less jumpy/revvy in lower gears which is where you will spend the majority of your time on the test.


do you thinks 6months riding a geared bike is enough to take a test - ive only ever stalled once despite teaching myself from youtube how to ride the bike
#8
i went from no riding experience tp passing just by doing a 5 day intensive course (and CBT) so yeah, i would say 6 months will be more than enough

good luck mate
#9
RobInBrentwood
i went from no riding experience tp passing just by doing a 5 day intensive course (and CBT) so yeah, i would say 6 months will be more than enough

good luck mate


Cheers - although its one of those hobbies where your learning every day which is the best thing imo as it keeps your wanting to ride
#10
23 broken bones
1 Smashed knee
5 Scars 4 over2 inch long
18 inch rod in right leg
5 Screws in left hand / wrist and elbow


AND a Yamaha FZS 600 FAZER want 1000cc next year.

I think i must be stupid.
BUT its fun

PS dont tell the wife.


The 500cc wont be a prob there nice and simple to ride
Best mate did it on an er500
4 day course.
Good luck.
#11
bigwheels
23 broken bones
1 Smashed knee
5 Scars 4 over2 inch long
18 inch rod in right leg
5 Screws in left hand / wrist and elbow


AND a Yamaha FZS 600 FAZER want 1000cc next year.

I think i must be stupid.
BUT its fun

PS dont tell the wife.


The 500cc wont be a prob there nice and simple to ride
Best mate did it on an er500
4 day course.
Good luck.

Adrenaline rush as you can die any second :w00t:
#12
good luck mate - I'm think about doing my full test - i'm into scooters myself and all things mod

but good luck keep us all updated of your progress:thumbsup:
#13
shedboy66
good luck mate - I'm think about doing my full test - i'm into scooters myself and all things mod

but good luck keep us all updated of your progress:thumbsup:


Old scooter - got bullied at work by the mbike crew so had to upgrade
http://www.daytonamc.co.uk/contents/media/Fly%20black%2007.jpg

New bike - only £2k new from Honda garage
http://www.honda125.co.uk/images/CBF125/CBF125-action.jpg
#14
Die i think im captain scarlet

I dont know how im still alive

I do a lot of dumb things still
Bikes
2 parachute jumps at headcorn
Hot air ballooning once
Diving
And the most dangerous one









Getting married




AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
#15
dandoc2
Old scooter - got bullied at work by the mbike crew so had to upgrade
http://www.daytonamc.co.uk/contents/media/Fly%20black%2007.jpg

New bike - only £2k new from Honda garage
http://www.honda125.co.uk/images/CBF125/CBF125-action.jpg


yeah i've got a vintage vespa and a vespa gts 125 but looking at getting a vespa gts 300 if i pass
banned#16
My fella is hoping to do his bike test in the near future :thumbsup:
#17
I had lessons and took my full test on a Vespa and just had the 33bhp restriction on my license for 2 years

Bizzare thing is my instructor had a Harley electroglide

What a combination
banned#18
"So my question is can I take the full test on a 125cc bike and be able to ride anything straight away or do i have to ride a 400cc on the direct access test ?"

If you only want to get rid of the L plates its cheaper to take it on the 125cc, after 2 yrs you can ride what you like. If you take it on the 500cc you can ride anything you like straight away.

You should get some lessons on the 500 first though, and you need an instructor with you at all times if you want to do that.
#19
dandoc2
Thats why im unsure as it makes out your have to ride a 500
but 500cc is a beast - im just about confident on a 125


It is probably the best way to try a bigger bike but if you really lack confidence that much I would suggest maybe riding a bit longer to gain more experience. There is no panic and as soon as you feel full of confidence have a go.

You have already experienced life on the road and probably the defensive riding skill you need to stay in one piece. ..... :thumbsup:

Good luck which ever you choose....
#20
Book a trial lesson with someone on a 500cc. I'm sure, you'll be surprised. They are generally easier to ride than a 125. Less need to change gears, and have a lower centre of gravity, making them more stable.

Expect it will be much easier doing the high speed manouvre on the test too. You have to reach 50km, and some 125's need full throttle until the last minute to achieve that, and then you have to do a controlled stop. Think it'd be more akin to a roller coaster ride on a 125, as opposed to a safe manouvre

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