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Steve Farrell  says:

Last-minute changes to bike test rules

Wranglings over what motorcycles can be used under new bike test rules are continuing with only weeks to go before the January introduction date. In August the Driving Standards Agency said the test for an unrestricted category ‘A’ motorcycle licence would have to be taken on bikes of at least 67bhp under plans. But now the DSA has said that...

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Oct 11

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Piglet2010 says:

125-cc Too Small

Over here in the colonies, new rider classes are typically conducted on such bikes as the Suzuki TU250X and Yamaha TW200 (and a bunch of 250-cc class air-cooled mini-cruisers). Carnage does not result, as these bikes are still low enough powered that they will not spit the rider off (at least on clean pavement) with unintentional abrupt throttle opening. They also have enough torque that one can keep up with normal traffic flow without having to wind up the engine like crazy all the time, and in the case of the TU250X and some others can be used at highway speeds on a longer trip without threatening to vibrate to pieces.

Change the limit to 250-cc and 25-HP, and casualty rates will not soar.

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