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Wanted To know Info Riding a Motorbike in the UK

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Hey I'm a bit of a "Noob" to the Motobike system in the UK i saw a Yamaha R1 and loved it... I have had experiece with a motobike and mopeds but with no license just been riding them around private property of mine... so I want to get a licence and etc not sure how it works.. I read info but still don't understand it...Can someone please tell me in steps how I can be riding a R1 in the future LEGALLY :D thanks (I'm a bit of a Idiot)
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Take a CBT, pass your test then sit on your hands for a couple of years..
#2
How old are you? Take your CBT- it's a good day out and then you can be assessed for direct access which allows you to ride anything if you're over 21... I personally think it's a good idea to work up SLOWLY! Get a 125, geared, then try a 250... Don't leap on a 1300 or you'll kill yourself - seen it too many times.

Round town my 125 is awesome :)
#3
Oh, it's really expensive too... DA is about £500 - R1 is a few grand and probably a £1000 insurance depending on your age. A 400cc is a good 'medium' bike and they are very quick.

A 180cc scooter will hit 100mph easily and there are 125cc bikes that will do 125mph! Tuned 400 are stunning, light and powerful.
#4
Hmmm so take my CBT then :SLOL?
#5
how much is a CBT im 18 atm my Little brother is 17 this year in september what should he do?
#6
what should we both do and IM a NOOB or just retarded still dont understand it LOL sorry :$
#7
at 17 or 18 you both need to take a cbt first. You can then either run around on a 125 for a while or take your test shortly after. (If you want to take your test straight away you can do intensive courses that include a cbt and test a few days later.

If you pass your test before you are 21 you have a full\license that is restricted to 33BHP. What this means is you can either get a bike that is under the 33bhp limit, or get a higher powered bike and get it restricted to 33bhp. this restriction lasts for 2 years and during that time you only have 6 points on your license. After 2 years you are free to ride what you like/can afford to insure and have 12 points on you license :thumbsup:

p.s. Bikes are great fun and don't worry so much about how fast it can go, just enjoy being on one. I have a bandit 600 and love it,
#8
oh and CBT's are about 70-90 normally, they're a day course and unless you do something really silly you'll pass it and get your bike wings
#9
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Oh, it's really expensive too... DA is about £500 - R1 is a few grand and probably a £1000 insurance depending on your age. A 400cc is a good 'medium' bike and they are very quick.

A 180cc scooter will hit 100mph easily and there are 125cc bikes that will do 125mph! Tuned 400 are stunning, light and powerful.


...and 400's are had to come accross in good condition and are often owned by people who thrash them. a decent 600 is a better bet and you get more for your money. love to see a 125cc do 125mph only ones that do are race bikes i would imagine. if anyone tells you their 125 does over 100 i'd laugh at them
#10
"intensive courses that include a cbt and test a few days later" how much are they? and so if i pass the test ive literally done it i jus need to wait 2 years and then the limit is off? so if I'm 18 and pass the test this year wait 2 years so when im 20 i can ride anything? or still gotta wait till im 21?
when I do a test do I have to bring my own bike?
#11
oh and do I need insurance on a Ped?

Not that Parents going to be Iffy because of the high Death rate LOL but I dnt mind I have a Gliding license and driving so just adds to my collection xD
#12
Dfaz Your The Man =s Or Woman Haha
#13
haider786
Dfaz Your The Man =s Or Woman Haha


Not being sexist or hope didnt offend any women... if i did sorry
#14
haider786
Dfaz Your The Man =s Or Woman Haha


Man, except on weekends :-D

intensive course are approx £500 but maybe cheaper depending on where you live, i.e. up north might be cheaper as a lot of things are. shop around and go and see the company in person as if they have a shoddy office, bikes etc its likely the training will be shoddy and you wont get the best training and so fail the first time round.

Yes you need insurance

When you pass the test you are on a 2 year restriction, so yes if you pass it this year when you are 20 you will be able to ride anything. why pass though and then not ride for 2 years? You won't do very well waiting for the restriction to end and then jumping on a big bike as you need to learn the skills to be able to handle a bigger bike by starting small.
#15
ahh true roughly how much is insurance for peds ? and a decent cheap ped for start dont want to spend alot as i got a mini cooper S curruntly undergoing a 10k mod so limited
#16
depends what you mean by Ped.

traditional terminology for ped- short for moped is a 50cc manual geared motorcycle (called moped as in the dark ages they had pedals)

Most people refer to a ped as an automatic scooter now.

So.... bike or scooter? Both will be about the same to buy and insure and it really depends on how new it is and whether you go for 3rd party or fully comp. Might find with some companies no claims discounts on a car will lower your bike insurance. Only way to know a price is to start looking around for a bike and then do some quotes on the bike you'd like to see how much it'll be :)
#17
oh well if i got a bike do many people limit it or does the shop limit it or on a sly note they leave it and just go as fast as they want? can police check if the bike has a limiter on it? etc

what bike should i invest in or Scooter..
#18
dfaz
...and 400's are had to come accross in good condition and are often owned by people who thrash them. a decent 600 is a better bet and you get more for your money. love to see a 125cc do 125mph only ones that do are race bikes i would imagine. if anyone tells you their 125 does over 100 i'd laugh at them


Got over a ton out of my tzr :whistling:
#19
haider786
oh well if i got a bike do many people limit it or does the shop limit it or on a sly note they leave it and just go as fast as they want? can police check if the bike has a limiter on it? etc

what bike should i invest in or Scooter..


cbr125:thumbsup:
#20
I have Kawasaki kmx 125cc that I am thinking of selling if anyone's interested?
#21
hw much for the kawasaki?

ahh the hayabusa insanee i saw one today down at the docklands it had a Dump valve looked the part and sounded it I WANT IT!! LOL
#22
cbr125 is okay but now i used to take the P*** out of thembecause they sounded stupid but looked the part
#23
haider786;2096101
ahh true roughly how much is insurance for peds ? and a decent cheap ped for start don't want to spend alot as i got a mini cooper S currently undergoing a 10k mod so limited

Depends on a lot of different things, but if you go to Bennetts insurance via Quidco you get £20.00 cash back, not much but it helps :thumbsup: , and try to get the best gear you can afford it'll last longer than the cheap c**p, and if its ever needed, its priceless!.
#24
Im pretty sure moped/bike insurance goes towards your noclaims on a car too. When i looked moped insurance was £200 a year.. and would easily have knocked off that if not more no claims on a car
#25
hmm true but ive just started driving and im not insured atm as the car has been in the garage
#26
I'm insured on my dads new Sclass driven it a few times that may help i think but not sure.. i want to do the advance driving course I heard that knocks alot off ur insurance?

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