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Steve Farrell  says:

Details of new licence regime confirmed

Details of a new motorcycle licence regime to be implemented next year have been confirmed by the Driving Standards Agency.  The new rules will limit all riders under 19 to 125cc machines and under-21s to 47bhp. Those aged 17-19 will only be able to gain a licence for a machine up to 125cc and 15bhp by taking a test on a...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (13 January 2012 17:30)

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Sep 11

Posts: 7

Airsnark says:

new licencing

so what if you have already passed your test but are still within one of the age categories stated when this is implemented, do you have to change to these rules or do you get to carry on in the old way?

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Oct 10

Posts: 189

zoobaz says:

Small Businesses!

So where do trainig schools come into this? they'll need to invest in 2 lots of bikes - over 395cc and between 33bhp and 47bhp for up to 24yr olds and over 595cc for over 24 year olds... i can see a few small businesses are going to struggle here. does the government care? small businesses are already struggling...

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Aug 02

Posts: 2769

spondonste says:

EU Dictatorship

It has always been the EU dictatorships goal to legislate bikes off the road. They believe that the pretext of safety allows them to implement whatever bigotted rules they want. Part of the EU has currently said that anti bike legislation is bordering on targetted discrimination.

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Dec 10

Posts: 12

shrewsred says:

I have it confirmed today in writing from DVLA that if my son takes his test at age 17 in Dec 2012 then he will be restricted to 33bhp for 2 years and then allowed to ride an unrestricted machine thereafter regardless of any rule change that may come in during Jan 2013.

I'm just praying for decent weather and a bit of good luck for him. Be a shame if he messes up and can't get a re-test until late Jan or Feb 2013 after the rule change.

Suspect there may be a rush of test applications for this year.

Whilst my son, and many others, may pass under current rules this year and progress as per current rules, I foresee lots of hassle from police etc in the future as they won't fully understand the situation and entitlement to ride.


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Apr 11

Posts: 3

donkey93 says:

further training

what is involved in the further/additional training? why are they clamping down on bikes even more what about restricting young or inexperienced car drives

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Oct 05

Posts: 543

evilamnesiac says:

And that.... how you ban motorcycling via the back door.

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Feb 11

Posts: 14

exportmanuk says:

So what about car drivers? Is it still at 17 you can pass your car and if you have the money drive a super car the same day? Why are motorcyclists being singled out the KSI for all vehicles are appalling for the under 25s

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Aug 11

Posts: 5

CurlyBlakey says:

I passed this year

What does this mean for me? i assume the rules i passed under apply to me?

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Aug 11

Posts: 508


The End. Nice sharing the roads with you.

In 6 years there will be no one new, 10 years only the old guard, 20...

What point is there in getting a licence now?


The funny thing is the DSA have recognised since 2006 that this would mean no more tests at 17 - why bother taking three tests, at possibly several thousand pounds in total, when car test and lessons is 200 odd quid, and eventually, you can find a insurance quote which is alright.

I'm going to buy another stroker, stock up on kneesliders and figure out how to wheelie a little commuter.

And then lose my licence probably, giving my bikes a heroic send off.



We shouldn't be stopping young people ride, and this will.



I thought when I started riding that this was the best thing I ever did. Now?


...Its the final countdown...

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Sep 11

Posts: 24

lgoldup says:


So there's no more 33BHP license? Shit! Now I have to wait until I'm 19 to get a 33-47BHP bike. Bullshit!

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