Ride with CBT

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Ride with CBT

Post by TechnicianJack » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:33 am

Hello,

I have recently seen an MT350 for sale and the owner has said that it's possible to ride the bike on L plates due to it having a power output of 33BHP. I'm sure this isn't correct. I thought CBT only entitles you to ride a maximum of a 125cc and the power outputs are related to the full bike licences?

Can anyone clarify? I'm yet to do my CBT, so I'm a bit of a way off from a full licence!
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Re: Ride with CBT

Post by appyarry » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:21 am

You are correct, you cannot ride a MT350 on a CBT.
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Re: Ride with CBT

Post by Wirralman » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:20 pm

A standard MT350 with 33BHP ? You'd be extremely fortunate

At the risk of some numpty saying TOO MUCH INFORMATION
When the MT350 was introduced 1993, I think they could be ridden on civilian L plates There were exemptions for military personnel and vehicles, for example trucks that would be considered an HGV s could not then be driven by under 21 year old civilians. 12 ton armoured cars were driven by under 21 military personnel on a car licence plus military licence

Check the current rules on the DVLA website I'm sure the rules changed some time ago and appyary is right
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Re: Ride with CBT

Post by Old Diggerdogk9 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:42 pm

TechnicianJack wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:33 am
Hello,

I have recently seen an MT350 for sale and the owner has said that it's possible to ride the bike on L plates due to it having a power output of 33BHP. I'm sure this isn't correct. I thought CBT only entitles you to ride a maximum of a 125cc and the power outputs are related to the full bike licences?

Can anyone clarify? I'm yet to do my CBT, so I'm a bit of a way off from a full licence!
Sorry but You will need your test, my advice would be get the full licence not the restricted one DVLA / GOV. explanes fairly clearly

But the MT350 is good and very forgiving for learning to ride after you passed your test in my opinion :D
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Re: Ride with CBT

Post by Barrie » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:54 pm

You can ride both Armstrong and HD on a restricted license. That isn't the same as cbt. It's a license for under 21 year olds I Think, limiting them to 35 horses or under
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Re: Ride with CBT

Post by Derrick » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:45 pm

It's not a simple topic these days, depends on your age and the power and weight of the bike.
https://www.gov.uk/ride-motorcycle-mope ... quirements

If you are under 19, then looks like it has to be no more than 125cc and 11Kw.

Direct Entry scheme for those over 19 or over 24, otherwise you need to get the A1, and then maybe the A2 license.

A lot simpler in my day, 250cc bike, take a road test then you could get whatever you wanted.
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Post by hounddog » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:34 pm

Yes was very different in late 70s early 80s . Age 17 buy a RD250 or X7 capable of almost 100mph,. No CBT or other training needed , just stuck L Plates on and away you went . Sadly it didn't end well for a lot of learners . We now have a testing system so complicated most people don't understand it ! Progress I suppose , but limiting the power and CBT does seem sensible now
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Re: Ride with CBT

Post by Laurence » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:57 am

The new licensing means that at 19 you can take the test for the restricted license, which caps you at 47hp (ish). After two years of holding this license you can then take the test again on a higher powered bike to remove the restriction.. or at the age of 24 you can take the direct access test, which allows to to ride unrestricted.
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