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Steve Farrell  says:

DSA releases list of ‘A2’ bikes

The DSA has released a list of machines officially recognised as suitable for the new ‘A2’ motorcycle test. From January 19, all new riders under 24 will have to spend time restricted to 47bhp with an A2 motorcycle licence before graduating to unrestricted machines. The new rules are explained in a DSA video below. The DSA stressed that its list of A2-compatible...

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

Brough Superior??

thats got to be a piss take?:huh:

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kingofthering94

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You can also ride...

Triumph's Street triple... though it makes 106 bhp (more than the 94 limit needed before you can restrict it), you can order a 94bhp version through the dealer from the factory, which you can then restrict down. Not sure if it'll be 'test' worthy, as i see the Z800 isn't on the list to which similar happens, but at least you can ride one once passed! If more are to be put on the list, it'll be interesting to see if they acknowledge the Street.

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MankeyJohn

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MankeyJohn says:

Worried

I have my Mod 2 on the 15th of jan. I am told that it is going to be snowey or icey. If my test gets canceld does anyone know if the law will apply to me if I retake after the 19th if there is no other date?

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Bebobobob

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Bebobobob says:

Re: Worried

of course it will, complete before the date :)

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Rotop

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Rotop says:

Snow

Do your test in the snow, pussy, I did.

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preunit

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preunit says:

Well

that's as clear as mud.................off to buy a Saxo.

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Titosfuneral

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Titosfuneral says:

it's the fact that all the A2 bikes have to be 175kg that gets me.. Correct me if I'm wrong.. but I think that means that a bike that makes 20bhp but weighs 160kg is ineligible.

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stuarthw

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stuarthw says:

KTM Duke 690 and ~BM 650GS will be fun to ride. Can I remind all of us "older " types its our bloody "duty " to encourage youngsters onto bikes.... And i mean all youngsters we see riding (pedal) mountain bikes , 50cc Peugeot scoots etc etc . Nod to them , chat to them at the parking bay and perhaps take them for a pillion rode to show them the fun ! The industry has to change and make people more welcome . Otherwise these new regulations will kill biking .

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RageRider

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RageRider says:

@ titosfuneral, I think.....

I was a bit confused by all this myself so I did a bit of research and I THINK the maths is as follows (but I'm probably wrong, someone please correct me if so.)

Weight of bike (without fuel) in kg x 0.2  (for allowed kw per kg power to weight ratio for A2 licence)  x 1.341 (as 1 kw = 1.341 bhp)

Therefore 160kg x 0.2 = 32kw x 1.341 = 42.912bhp, so a 160kg bike (without any fuel) can have 42.912bhp.

For reference: 175kg x 0.2 = 35kw x 1.341 = 46.935bhp

I think. This could be bollocks. It wouldn't be the first time lol!

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preunit

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preunit says:

Hey

stuarthw..........that's what i said :biggrin:

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