Will a 50cc Vespa carry two?

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  1. Branston1080

    Branston1080 Funster

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    I've got a scooter rack already fitted to my Knaus. I'm thinking of getting a 50cc as I can ride without a full test and carry a pillion.
    My question is will a 50cc manage that? Together we'd be about 18 stone. We only want to pootle about or should I bite the bullet and sign myself up for a full bike test so we can at least use a 125cc.
    I've considered a piaggio MP3 LT but I'd have to have a trailer which I'm not keen on but could be convinced otherwise.
    So functors what advice can you give me?

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    Are you sure you can carry a pillion? I'm reasonably sure I couldn't last time I had 50cc scooter. It was specifically excluded on my insurance.

    Having said that mine was 2 seats...
     
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    18 stone :Eeek:poor we Vespa
    and I don't think the you can carry passengers unless you have passed the bike test
    bill
     
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  4. Branston1080

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    Hi mjtigger

    I'm not sure about pillion just assumed as they seat two! Anyone else know?
     
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    Full car licence entitles you to full moped licence...inc carrying pillions.
     
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    Yes.......:eek:but only two very small people. And I’m not sure about your licence? moped or scooter? moped has peddles
     
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    As I understand it if you have a full licence ( car ) you can ride a 50 cc moped and if it has foot pegs can carry a passenger.
    Without foot pegs illegal ,the bike must be designed to carry a pillion you can't have legs flapping.


    Vlad
     
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    If you’re already licensed to ride a moped your driving licence will show as category P.
     
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    Seems ok.. maybe my insurance had that in it to keep the premium down.. mine had pegs..

    Legal requirements - What can I ride?
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    So Who Can Ride A Scooter?
    According to the ‘Highway Code’, Scooters (Mopeds) are up to 50cc with a maximum speed of 30mph (50kph). If a moped is modified to go faster than 30mph then it is no longer a moped and a different licence is required to ride it - a licence which cannot be obtained until the rider is 17. It is illegal for a 16 year old to ride a moped that has been modified to make it go faster. Insurance also becomes invalid.

    To ride a Scooter, learners MUST:
    • Be 16 or over
    • Hold a provisional licence
    • Complete Compulsory Basic Training (CBT)*
    • The CBT certificate (DL196) is only valid for a period of 2 years. If the rider does not pass a full motorcycle test within that period the CBT will need to be retaken.
    Learner riders must observe the following rules:
    • The rider must display full size L-plates front and rear
    • The rider is not permitted to carry pillion passengers
    • The rider is not permitted to ride on the motorway.
    • At 17 or older riders can ride a Moped, Scooter or Motorcycle up to 125cc with provisional entitlement. Alternatively de-restricting a Moped-Insurance & DVLA will need to be notified.
    I have a full car licence, what can I ride? *
    With a full car licence having passed pre-2001 you are eligible to ride a moped (50cc Scooter) without the need for any test or training (C.B.T). You are also allowed to carry a passenger and do not need to display ‘L’ plates. Having past your driving test post-2001, a C.B.T will need to be carried out.
     
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    never had to think abut it as I passed my bike test at 17 so always had my bike licence even before my car test
    bill
     
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    I know a couple who have the piaggio 125 3 wheeler , they aren't the lightest couple and they love the bike . filtering on a 3 wheeler isn't easy !. Whatever you choose will work , just depends what your expectations are . good luck .
     
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    Even with a full license I would still do the CBT if I wasn't used to riding a motorised bike.
     
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    I agree Puddleduck a CBT is a must for me!
     
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    It's so long since I was on a motorbike I'd want to do a course before I went on the road again - not that it is a likely scenario.
     
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    You might be ok down hill with the wind behind you. But 18 stone you might struggle up hill. Ralph and I hired one when we were courting. We burnt it out. It was in Crete , red hot. We struggled on the hills. It was quicker walking :rofl:
     
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    Will a 50cc Vespa carry two ?


    Only a widower and her husband :)
     
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    I did the CBT last year. Morning instruction and some on the road on a 50cc scooter. Then had a similar lesson on a 125cc geared motorbike. For someone like me who has never riden a motorbike then the CBT is a good idea. The 125cc motorbike then gives you an idea of 'speed' on two wheels. Quite scary!
     
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    Not so sure about that. This guy and his wife seem quite large.........:)

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  19. DavidG58

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    I reckon you should be OK based on this

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    I think 2 up on a 50cc will be pedestrian, painful if any hills are involved. I think you'd be better off with 125cc as a minimum for 2 up, but you'd need the appropriate licence of course.
     
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