scooter/m-bike

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  1. darklord

    darklord Read Only Funster

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    Seeing i have the "A" on my license, that allows me to ride a (cant remember) BHP machine, i am assuming carrying a passenger, are there some suggestions for what is good/bad etc.
    We only want it for bimbling about when we park the MH, and a bit of commuting (about ten miles a day), al, advice appreciated.
     
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    If it is a full Cat A with no restriction code afterwards then you can ride any motorcycle/scooter you want with a pasenger.....If you have restriction codes (numbers) then I cannot remember what number is which restriction.

    Hope this helps a bit

    All the best Rick
     
  3. Jaws

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    As Rick says...

    This from the latest DVLA updating mails:

    P Mopeds with an engine size of up to 50 cc and a maximum speed of up to 50 km/h
    16

    A1 Light motorcycles with an engine size of up to 125 cc and a power output of up to 11 kW (14.6 bhp)
    17
    A Medium-sized motorcycles up to 25 kW (33 bhp) and a power to weight ratio of up to 0.16 kW/kg
    17
    A Motorcycles with a sidecar and a power to weight ratio of up to 0.16 kW/kg
    17
    A Any size motorcycle, with or without a sidecar if you have completed the large motorcycle Direct Access Scheme
    21*
    *You can ride a large motorcycle at any age two years after passing a test on a medium-sized motorcycle.

    As to what.. Two up, ten miles.. I would suggest a minimum of a 250cc

    A few reasons.. Although a smaller bike will do the job it will struggle if you encounter any sizable hills
    Be uncomfortably slow on major roads and have difficulty keeping up with faster moving traffic ( can be even more dangerous than going too fast ! )
    And the best one of all.............
    125's are much sort after.. They retain a very high resell value so you will end up paying through the nose for not a lot..
    A decent 250 ( even something like an old Honda 250 Dream ) will likely not have had too hard a life, is cheap to run, easy to get spares for, and will cost very little ( compaired to other options ) in initial outlay

    If you have not ridden a bike for many years, a 250 should not get you in too much trouble either as chances are it will have only about 20 BH to play with
     
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    Just checked the license, and it is "A" with no codes or anything else. So am I right in assuming that it is up to 33bhp with a passenger?.
     
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    a full A licence without codes is unrestricted.......ride what the hell you like. :thumb:

    A Any size motorcycle, with or without a sidecar if you have completed the large motorcycle Direct Access Scheme
    21*

    Jaws list is the current list for new-ish riders.......

    you must have taken a bike test years ago and it doesnt apply.

    took mine back in July 1975
     
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    As PJ says :thumb:
    Wanna buy a Blackbird then ?? :Wink:
     
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