looking to start biking need help

Dylan_GSXR

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hi there ive just turned 20 and looking to start doing my biking lessons as i am itching for gsxr they are just stunning!! i know i wont be able to drive one atm due to my age.

anyway im looking at getting my CBT and getting a 125 however a supervisor in my work drives a ZZR and has told me i should, if i can afford just the bike i want and get it restricted to 125 ???? im not sure if this is possible or wise? would i learn much on such a large bike or should i get something smaller build with smaller tyres etc? i dont know really where to start. ( i know i need a licence before the jokes come rolling in :p )

any information or anything would be really good i would appreciate it alot.

thanks guys/girls


dylan :)
 

ian6pot

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indeed where to start.
the law changed in january so no you have to jump through hoops to get a licence.
First CBT, this then means you can have a 125 on the road with L plates. you then only have two years to take a test or you have to do the CBT again.
The test after the CBT will be the A2 test so you can ride upto 46BHP for a further two years.
Then you need to take another test to ride unlimited.
I think i have got it right but you can check on the DVLA site i think.
 

Dylan_GSXR

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indeed where to start.
the law changed in january so no you have to jump through hoops to get a licence.
First CBT, this then means you can have a 125 on the road with L plates. you then only have two years to take a test or you have to do the CBT again.
The test after the CBT will be the A2 test so you can ride upto 46BHP for a further two years.
Then you need to take another test to ride unlimited.
I think i have got it right but you can check on the DVLA site i think.
thanks for the reply mate! i see would it be wise to get a bike and restrict it would mean saving the hassle of selling up etc? or would i not learn much on the big bike or is this method not even possible...

dylan
 

ian6pot

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Yes its possable and thats what people do. but only after you have done the A2 test. After your CBT you can only really have a 125 which to be fair if you have no experience at all is what you need.
after the A2 test you can get a bigger bike and fit a restriction kit to bring it down to 46BHP, however, you can only restrict a bike whos BHP is not more than double your allowable BHP in standard form. If you know what i mean.
 

GixxerGod

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Hi Dylan, welcome to the club, have you got your bike yet?

The way I learned was by riding around on an RS 125 for around a year, that allegedly gave me my "road sense" as I did my bike test before my car one, but that way I only needed 3 lessons and I passed. They have changed the rules around so much now :(
 

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