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Jan 12

Posts: 27

VladmirZvik says:

Am i even allowed to ride this bike?

I apologize before hand because i bet all the noobs post this question constantly but my question is am i allowed to ride a de restricted motorbike at the age of twenty? For example a de-restricted 50cc moped? I just manage to find this link and read it but im not even sure if its correct.

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Mar 11

Posts: 464

johnlad1 says:

that depends

if your riding on a provisional with a cbt then you cant have a bike with over around 14 bhp so if by de ristricting it it ended up with more than the alowed amount it would definatly be iliegal but there may be other reasons not to


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Jan 12

Posts: 27

VladmirZvik says:


Well i hold a provisional licences with a Cat A and a Cat P certificate. But im not sure what a Gilera DNA 50cc is classed as. This is quite confusing. Ive read other site's and all that stands out to me is if i'm over seventeen year of age i can ride a de-restricted bike but i would need to declare it and let DVLA and my insurance know and something about holding the correct license.

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Apr 08

Posts: 3042

AdieR says:


it outputs a max of 3.6bhp at 6500rpm,  with a top speed of 30mph (legal limit).

De-restricting apparently involves removal of the resonator tube in the exhaust, removal of two washers from the front drive pulley, and a bigger fuel jet.

Hope that helps.

Links here:DNA 50 spec and here de-restriction.

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Sep 11

Posts: 55

SamLovatt says:


Yeh you're able to de-restrict it, provided it doesn't go above 14 bhp.
De-restriction would count as a modification so you would need to let the insurance company know otherwise your insurance would be invalid.

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Aug 11

Posts: 508



At 16, a 50cc must only be capable of 30 (going down to 28 soon. EU ****.)

At 17, your allowed up to 125cc, and 14.6 bhp.

So a derestricted 50cc is fine.


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Aug 02

Posts: 997

ANichol says:

Easy answer

do your full bike test, then you can ride anything up to 33bhp - even if you choose to stick with a modified 50 (so long as your mods keep it road legal). But, rather than tuning the 50, you'd be better off trading it up for the 125 or 180. Top speed is similar, but better accelleration and no need for 2-stroke oil. Should get better MPG too.

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