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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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Dec 12

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Diablere says:


i refer you to my earlier comment sir.

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Aug 02

Posts: 120

Robell says:

Someone's joking ?


In that case it's the DSA, not MCN, having a laugh. It is on the list, I checked.

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Sep 10

Posts: 1335

SatNavSteve says:

And no Triumphs on the list. They must think there is enough Brit bikes with the Brough on there. Has anyone got a list of Brough dealers as I'd like to order one in time for the new reg's on the 1st March?

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Nov 12

Posts: 39

Danny456D says:

Ha, I'm sure theres plenty of 18 year olds with Brough Superiors. Pretty much all of them are lame shitters that no under 24 year old will ever want to own, nor should they have to.

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Jul 09

Posts: 149

burningbush says:

You what?

A Brough Superior? Yeah I see them every day round these parts...

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Nov 03

Posts: 471

kl595 says:

this isn't a licence disaster but a brough opportunity

I'm thinking of opening a Brough dealership. Been looking at Ebay and I reckon I can source one. 

So what I'm looking for is a Brough salesman, a Brough technician, a Brough parts person and maybe someone to do the admin. 

1 BIKE IN THE SHOWROOM (in need of a little tlc - salesman talk for complete restoration) and a team of 4 plus a manager. 

All I need now is a customer. With these new rules the showroom will be packed. :lol:

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Sep 07

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James600zx says:


The DSA issued a version of the document Robell has posted eight days earlier and it didn't have the Brough Superior on. I think it's likely that some bright spark contacted them with a wind-up question about the Brough so they put it in the update.

I wasn't aware that there are more changes scheduled for 2018:

"Category A: Motorcycle without side car, must be at least 595cc with a power output of at least 40kw or (53.6bhp). From the end of 2018 the power output will change to at least 50 kW. A minimum kerb weight of 180 kg will also apply. Machines affected by the change in minimum power are shown as A*  These machines will not be able to be used for test from the end of 2018. This change is still subject to EU approval."

Seems odd.

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Apr 10

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Biketester says:

A2 machines

The the new list of bikes that can be used for the 3rd Directive tests  (including A2 machines) went live several months ago and the Brough Superior was the first A2 bike to be added (some people in DSA do have a sense of humour you know). Since then many manufacturers have provided DSA with information on their range of machines - this has been really helpful in letting everyone know which machines they can use for their test.

The only reason Triumph aren't on the list is because they haven't given DSA any information - as soon as they do I'm sure DSA will publish it.

The full list can be seen here -

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Jan 13

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gaw100 says:

This change is still subject to EU approval

So the official list states that the 2018 increase in category A power is ' subject to EU approval' - Does that mean that we are driving EU policy on this one? Why haven't other countries had to adopt the new rules? Looking at the list, I find it amazing that Triumph is completely missing.

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Aug 02

Posts: 120

Robell says:


Hi Biketester

Good to see someone from the DSA (I'm guessing that's where you work, from your posts) is prepared to talk to folk who actually ride bikes. For that reason I'll keep some popularly held opinions about the DSA to myself !

Ignoring the minor detail, such as riding Brough's, it'd be interesting to hear just how the changes are going to improve road safety, and what the projected improvemets are likely to be.

After allowing for the probability that there will simply be less of us.

Possibly thro an interview with MCN, if you prefer, rather than a discussion board ?

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