#1
I turn 17 in september and i can either drive or get a bike and ride :P
I can't find anywhere that says what size engine im allowed, and stuff like that.
So can anyone answer few things please?
- What is max CC engine im allowed at 17
- When can i get a fairly large engine
- Any bikes you could recommend (light weight ish because i know they can be hard to control)
- How long it takes to pass the test
- What i need to know for my test
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#2
Iirc the first bike you can get is a 125cc, or a very limited 250.
Get a fairly large bike after 2 years or when you turn 21.
I recommend getting a fairly oldish bike, because no matter what, you will drop it.
The last two, I have even less of an idea.

Probably not entirely accurate information, but I'm quite sure.

First link from Google.
http://www.motorcycle-training.f2s.com/training.html
#4
Quote by clapton-floyd
Get a car- seriously.

Yeah. A friend of mine has been riding for a little over 4 months.
Got taken out on a roundabout last week, won't have full use of his hand for a year, needs surgery on his knee and ankle.
Not fun.
#5
Quote by Oli_88
Iirc the first bike you can get is a 125cc, or a very limited 250.
Get a fairly large bike after 2 years or when you turn 21.
I recommend getting a fairly oldish bike, because no matter what, you will drop it.
The last two, I have even less of an idea.

Probably not entirely accurate information, but I'm quite sure.

First link from Google.
http://www.motorcycle-training.f2s.com/training.html

That's pretty much it.
You can ride a 125 on a provisional license for 2 years, then when you've passed your test you're restricted to 33bhp for 2 years, then you can ride anything.

At least that's how it was, but they've talked about changing it for the last few years to make it harder.

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Get a car- seriously.

^ Ignore that.
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Seriously, don't even try and question him, he'll rip your face off with his awesomeness alone.
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#6
I'll probably get both licenses anyway, but thanks for the info on the 125cc. I didnt know what to type into google, im pretty useless with it to be honest.
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Quote by Miggy01
I was kicking a balloon around, and kicked the back of my other foot.
I broke my toe as a result.
#7
This should explain it all.

As for a small first bike, the Honda CBR125 is really popular with learners.

[quote="'[x"]Huffy[x]']^ This man knows everything.

Seriously, don't even try and question him, he'll rip your face off with his awesomeness alone.
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@ yet another win post from Vince. Kudos to you, sir.
Last edited by Vince Noir at Apr 25, 2008,
#8
In america its hard to even find a 125cc motorcylce. Many people have told me to not even start out on anything less then a 500cc. I am buying a bike this summer because gas is 5$ a gallon and they get 60+ mpg where as my car gets 12, and my work is 36 miles round trip which would equal 10+ dollars a day in gas.
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With boys it's like "here's an incredibly complex sport to learn with sophisticated rules and various interdependent roles to play in a social unit."

For girls it's like "here's Barbie...you're fat!"
#9
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In america its hard to even find a 125cc motorcylce. Many people have told me to not even start out on anything less then a 500cc. I am buying a bike this summer because gas is 5$ a gallon and they get 60+ mpg where as my car gets 12, and my work is 36 miles round trip which would equal 10+ dollars a day in gas.

Any idea what you're getting?
[quote="'[x"]Huffy[x]']^ This man knows everything.

Seriously, don't even try and question him, he'll rip your face off with his awesomeness alone.
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@ yet another win post from Vince. Kudos to you, sir.
#11
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Out of curiosity, how do you go about trike lessons?

I don't really know about lessons. But they're classed as B1 by the DVLA, which also covers quads and cars up to 550kg. So I imagine if you've passed your car test you'll be legally allowed to ride one.
Try phoning DVLA up, they'll be more help than me.
[quote="'[x"]Huffy[x]']^ This man knows everything.

Seriously, don't even try and question him, he'll rip your face off with his awesomeness alone.
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@ yet another win post from Vince. Kudos to you, sir.
#12
I'd been looking at some bikes, came across that honda CBR before. But its really expensive, even second hand in good condition. Im thinking more along £900 ish second hand, so anything that is £1300 new is probably about right - then i can look around.
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I was kicking a balloon around, and kicked the back of my other foot.
I broke my toe as a result.
#13
Quote by Vince Noir
Any idea what you're getting?


I'd cream if they would finance me for a 600 kawasaki but I doubt that will happen. So I am just searching craigslists for a decent used bike. I am more concerned about gas milage then looks to be honest but still it would be nice if my bike is sexy




^ that would be my first choice if I get approved.
Quote by Bubonic Chronic
With boys it's like "here's an incredibly complex sport to learn with sophisticated rules and various interdependent roles to play in a social unit."

For girls it's like "here's Barbie...you're fat!"