Law Changes & How They Affect You

In January 2013 it will be “all change” with regard to the motorcycle licence due to the EC 3rd Driving Licence Directive. Unfortunately there’s no escape from this because the decision by our government at the time of inception (Thanks Tony) decided to abstain rather than veto the changes.

Your options now:
* At 17: Take your test on a “125cc”
– Ride any bike you like but restricted to 33 bhp (100mph) for 2 years then ride any bike you like.
* At 21: Do Direct Access & take your test on a “500cc+” machine
– Ride any bike you like.
Your options next year Jan 19th 2013
* At 17: Take your test on a “125cc”
– Ride a “125cc” — yes that’s all — for 2 years to qualify for the next tests and/or:-
* At 19: Take your test on a “circa 400cc machine”
– Ride a bike up to 46 bhp (at least that’s an improvement) but only if the original (unrestricted) bike was less than twice that – 92 bhp ??? so no R6 or CBF or…. Yes – that’s all — for another 2 years to qualify for the next test — or wait until:-
* At 24: Take your test on a “600cc” machine
– Ride any bike you like.
Take your test NOW!

If you take your test now on a “125”, from age 17 and upwards you can ride any bike you like up to 33 bhp (1 00 mph) and after 2 years you automatically get a full (any bike you like — unrestricted ) licence.

If you’re 21 or over and you take your test on a 500cc+, you can ride any bike you like.

A licence once given can’t be revoked so get in there while you can and take your test now… it’s that or wait 4 years to get your full motorcycle licence.

If you’re completely new to riding but don’t know where to start, you can book a free motorcycle ride with Get On at a test centre near you. Don’t hesitate… there isn’t time to waste!

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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