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    What motorbike can I ride?

    I have a CBT so I could ride a 50cc, but I passed my Full Driving Test in March. Am I right in thinking I can now ride up to a 125cc with learner plates?

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    James

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    I passed my CBT and rode a 125cc motorbike with L plates, had an accident on it so I didn't get round to taking the full test. (Court said it was 100% the other person's fault)

    im sure you can ride a 125cc without L plates if you have a full car licence and a cbt, i done my cbt about 6years ago but didnt have a car licence at the time so i had to have L plates on my vespa PX125

    jambo1082;5938600

    im sure you can ride a 125cc without L plates if you have a full car … im sure you can ride a 125cc without L plates if you have a full car licence and a cbt, i done my cbt about 6years ago but didnt have a car licence at the time so i had to have L plates on my vespa PX125



    I think you can ride up to a 250cc without L plates if you pass your motorbike test then after 2-3 years you can ride any bike.

    I'm not 100% sure though so maybe do some googling

    Just ring a local motocycle centre & they will tell you

    Be careful though, as I'm sure CBT's only last 2 years

    ChrisUK;5938709

    Just ring a local motocycle centre & they will tell you :)Be careful … Just ring a local motocycle centre & they will tell you :)Be careful though, as I'm sure CBT's only last 2 years



    I was pulled over by the police so they could check my documents and tell me there had been lots of accidents around the area so be carefull (working in Nottingham at the time) and they didn't check if I had my CBT, just insurance/tax etc.

    ChrisUK;5938709

    Just ring a local motocycle centre & they will tell you :)Be careful … Just ring a local motocycle centre & they will tell you :)Be careful though, as I'm sure CBT's only last 2 years



    yeah it is 2 years, when mine ran out i phoned and booked it again, woke up on the morning of the test with a stinking hangover and havent ridden the scooter since, its been sitting outside my house for 4 years now

    Original Poster

    Many thanks for all the replies, had forgot about the CBT, mine runs out in 2 months, if I get a new bike I will probably just do my full test. Been having a look at some 125's yesterday.

    May get a car instead though, insurance is about £200 more for a punto and would be much easier and I'm not restricted to going on my own. But saving for uni so will have to look at my finances haha!

    You can ride a 125cc bike limited to 14.6bhp with L plates, these are extremely cheap to run although if you're going on any A-class roads the lack of power can be frustrating and they're not much fun in poor weather conditions. This is what a CBT allows you to do if you're 17+, the car driving test doesn't affect it, if you had your car license before 2001 then you can ride a moped 50cc or under with no L plates.

    If you're under 21 you'll need to sit your test on a 125cc bike which on passing you'll be restricted to 33bhp (and a certain power to weight ratio) for two years although there's no cylinder limit which means you can buy a more powerful bike and have it restricted to 33bhp.

    John

    Johnmcl7;5946866

    You can ride a 125cc bike limited to 14.6bhp with L plates, these are … You can ride a 125cc bike limited to 14.6bhp with L plates, these are extremely cheap to run although if you're going on any A-class roads the lack of power can be frustrating and they're not much fun in poor weather conditions. This is what a CBT allows you to do if you're 17+, the car driving test doesn't affect it, if you had your car license before 2001 then you can ride a moped 50cc or under with no L plates.If you're under 21 you'll need to sit your test on a 125cc bike which on passing you'll be restricted to 33bhp (and a certain power to weight ratio) for two years although there's no cylinder limit which means you can buy a more powerful bike and have it restricted to 33bhp.John


    Spot on John

    Incidentally if OP is thinking of taking his full bike test, I'm sure he'll find that larger bikes are actually easier to ride. A lot less gear changing and because of the increase in weight, which lowers the overall centre of gravity, a lot more stable on the road.

    The fact that you'll have the acceleration of a Ferrari though does make a larger bike potentially lethal if not treated with respect.

    A Ferrari is a slouch compared to a bike, just feels like you're riding a rocket!

    John

    I was planning on getting a Yamaha Fazer when I past my full bike test (restricted to 33bhp)

    Did you pass your motorbike or car test? you didn't specify in your original post

    Clearly his car test or he wouldn't be riding with L plates...

    John
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