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Exact Learner Legal Restrictions

 My question is what exactly is the current legal learning restrictions, I know that you must be restricted to 35kw not exceeding 0.2kw per 1kg and not be derived from a vehicle of more than twice the restrictions product power ie never more than 70kw or 11kw at less than 0.1kw per 1kg for a 125.  Firstly must a 50cc moped have less than 0.1kw per 1kg with a maximum of 4kw?  Secondarily and more important is at what point in the drive train is the power measured, at the crank or at the wheel, how and by who, the government body ...

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  • 02 October 2014

Marc VDS ends Jack Miller pursuit %X96 legal battle to follow?

Aussie sensation Jack Miller might end up in a bitter legal battle before he ends up in MotoGP in 2015. Lawyers acting on behalf of the Belgium-based Marc VDS Racing squad are now dealing with its long-running contract saga with current Moto3 world championship leader Miller. Marc VDS Racing boss Michael Bartholemy has been adamant the current Moto3 world championship leader was...

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  • 13 August 2014

A rear-end collision: Is that automatically 'Undue Care & Attention'?

On my daily commute there%X92s a large scale roundabout where the lights are phased to encourage flow and enable entering traffic the time to exit the roundabout with each cycle before new traffic flows on.  Earlier this year, at a very moderate speed (circa 20mph) on a very busy morning, the car in front made a very abrupt stop on the exit of the roundabout.  Of course I hadn%X92t expected it and  I%X92d assumed he would exit the roundabout with the lights just turning amber. His dash-mounted GoPro video corroborated his statement that it was hard to see the ...

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  • 08 October 2014

Legal advice: Don't remove 33bhp restrictors

It may be tempting if you are on a 33bhp licence to derestrict your bike, but it's really not worth it. Get cheap motorcycle insurance with MCN Compare As your licence wouldn't be suitable for the class of motorcycle you were now on, you would be open to the charge of having no licence, and possibly no insurance depending on the wording...

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  • 07 October 2014

Legal: Do I have to accept salvage value?

I have an ongoing liability case in which the third party's insurance has deemed my vehicle a total loss. Its pre-accident value has been placed at %XA33000 and the salvage at %XA3900. They have sent me an interim without prejudice payment at %XA32100 to avoid unnecessary storage and vehicle hire charges. I am happy with the pre-accident value but not...

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  • 25 September 2014

Legal advice: Mud on the road caused crash

%X93I was riding past a building site and the lorries using the site must have pulled out the mud so the road was covered in it. I slowed down but I couldn%X92t stop the front wheel slipping out from under me, leaving me with a broken thumb and fractured arm. I have photographs of the road which were taken on...

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  • 25 September 2014

Video: Kawasaki ZX-10R is ideal for trackdays

ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Excitement reaches a new height when sat astride the ZX-10R in rank with fellow trackday riders queuing to be noise tested. Rising engine revs and general trackday banter cause butterflies to backflip deep inside your stomach. Although nervous about going on track, there are no worrries about failing the exhaust noise test. The standard Kawasaki exhaust is perfectly legal. It...

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  • 10 October 2014

Insurance: take the necessary precautions

You may think that if you have had an accident and it%X92s not your fault, that you can claim for all the injuries and damage you have suffered. However, there is a legal principle that the injured person is expected to have taken all reasonable steps to protect themselves from injury. If not, then the other side may...

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  • 07 October 2014

How to insure a track day bike

If you have a track day or race bike that you want to keep covered against theft between days out, but which isn't road-legal (so you can't get it covered on a usual policy) then specialist motor sports insurance broker Lockton can help. Save cash on motorcycle insurance with MCN Compare The good news is Lockton has reduced the rates for its...

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  • 07 October 2014

FZR600R Stumble

The old girl's developed an annoying hesitation in the 5K-6.5K band under load.Going from the overrun to on the power the bike actually slows down as you open the throttle, then it clears it's throat and sings all the way to the red.I think I felt it go one day, about 5 miles after filling up from empty (my reserve light wasn't working). I was wondering if some crap had been dragged through the pump and is blocking a jet?I've pulled the float bowls and they looked clean, I've removed the main jets and emulsion tubes, also clean.I didn't pull ...

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  • 06 October 2014

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