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Mar 10

Posts: 100

jahagon says:

Passed test, now 19.

I took my full bike test in April 2011 aged 17. I'm aware that after 2 years I can ride any bike without any restrictions. My question is as follows, do I have to wait two years from the date I passed my test or is it as soon as I turn 19 years old?

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Mar 12

Posts: 42

Shaun25 says:


its 2 years from passing the test.

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Feb 10

Posts: 1953

SlowLearner says:

Good on ya' dude!

I was 17 when I got a full licence too.   Took another couple of years before I could afford to get a bigger bike (and that was a 250).  Another year or so, up onto a 350, as cash allowed.

Point is, mate - you don't need to be in too much of a hurry, staying a while on a smaller bike (without L-plates!) will do you good.  You'll absolutely master the smaller bike, and progress when you're more than ready - which is far better than pushing the process, and jumping on a big bike ahead of time.

This isn't in the least bit patronising - there are plenty of blokes my age on bikes way too big and powerful for them, and I'm twice your age!

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Mar 10

Posts: 100

jahagon says:

Just in time too!

Thank God I did my license then. My brother's not so lucky and will have to do the new January 2013 tests- theory test, practical, wait two years on a 125, take another practical, wait two years on a 47bhp bike before taking a final practical at the age of 21 to be able to ride a motorbike of any power. I'll be there in a couple of months.

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Apr 08

Posts: 3042

AdieR says:


2 years from date of test.

SL makes a good point about taking time before stepping up; indeed, many fast riders are fast having learned to get the best from smaller bikes - a fast bike doesn't necessarily equal a fast rider.

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Sep 12

Posts: 14

Agree with SL

I would recommend what SL is saying too.

I went straight on a GSXR 600 and as a result I have a prosthetic right leg.

I am having to re-do my test at 25 years old and am going to restrict my bike for the first year or so even tho I dont have to.

Werent even doing anything stupid on the bike but you got to remember that when a large amount of Torque pulls you its kind of the bikes turn to drive!

Hope you make the right choice.

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