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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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Nov 03

Posts: 471

kl595 says:

pointless waste of time

This is what happens when you put people in charge of things they know nothing about. Give someone a degree and a spreadsheet and they will f*ck things up! 

Here's a thought Eurocrats. If it aint broke don't fix it. I could draw your attention to the global economy which is totally broke. Go fix that instead. 

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Oct 12

Posts: 3

Rstlevas says:

Brough Superior ... which model/s? Please help. .

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Aug 02

Posts: 120

Robell says:

DSA - Again !

Inclusion of that Brough really sums up the DSA.

Ever since the m/c  test supercentre fiasco, they've done nothing but demonstrate their incompetance.

How they continue to justify their existance, beats me.

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Dec 10

Posts: 3

ELTef says:

Well, that video really clears it up then doesn't it?

Great to see DSA and the bureaucrats going all out to encourage the use of economical, low-polluting and small footprint modes of transport - or perhaps not! The only people smiling will be the insurance companies who continue to rake it in as biking becomes ever more inaccessible and anaesthetic thanks to the regulatory Nazis. They'll be pushing for stabilisers next!

As someone says below, the ability of people who know nothing about what they're legislating for, other than what a spreadsheet tells them, to cock it up knows no bounds.


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Sep 09

Posts: 313

Ben52 says:


So when do we get A2 class cars???

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Dec 12

Posts: 1456

Diablere says:

the short contents of an e-mail sent to the DSA

 nice i'm currently saving up to buy my brough superior, as your list suggests its suitable, i think i'll be able to get one of the last 100 in exsistance but it'll take me a long time to save up the 1,000,000 plus need to buy it. seriously ..... the inclusion of this model on your list shows just how badly this whole change has been thought out, like most goverment departments you are out of date and making rules on something you clearly know NOTHING about. muppets

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Apr 04

Posts: 28

gsxr1969 says:

Just shows that noone creating these laws has serious biking experience. as we all know riding dynamics between a heavy cruiser and a tall supermoto vary greatly and has more impact than power. does anyone know if these are Europe wide rules? Also seems daft to me to still quote bhp and all other figures in metric. can't we all just go kw ? Maybe that's because I live in euroland these days & I'm used to it.

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Sep 10

Posts: 74

If your spluttering and frothinng about the Brough, I reckon the

staff at MCN are having a laugh at you watching their little joke fly over your head ;-)

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Oct 12

Posts: 4

Sharpie007 says:

More thought to restrictions?

Having a form of restriction to licence is not a bad idea, but I do believe an individuals experience should be taken into consideration. I rode a 125cc on a CBT licence for four years. This is how I learnt the craft of riding a motorcycle. Once I passed my unrestricted licence and jumped aboard my Street Triple, it was a surprise at how much I needed to relearn. However, without my fours years experience it would've been a much longer, more dangerous and costly learning curve. So why don't the powers to be allow those with two years experience with a CBT and a proven insurance record take the full unrestricted licence. Those without experience undergo the restricted licence and learn their craft and then move onto a unrestricted licence. Finally, I agree with those that mention the car licence. Restrict that.

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Sep 08

Posts: 498

Some democracy we live in, i dont remember being given the chance to voice my opinion or give a vote, the whole system is broken, these morons need dragging out into the streets and flogging

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