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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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Apr 10

Posts: 10

Biketester says:


As an occasional forum lurker I'm happy to talk to folk who ride bikes and to provide the odd bit of information now and again.

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Dec 12

Posts: 1454

Diablere says:


so your saying that the inclusion of the Brough was the DSA's attempt at humour?

Do you think its wise for a goverment department to try and make jokes?

what next the ministry of Defense joking about starting a war perhaps?

department of health closing hospitals then saying it was a joke?

Tory goverment saying they are in a coalition with the liberals? oh yeah that is a joke:shock::shock:

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Aug 02

Posts: 120

Robell says:


So, are you able to tell us to what degree the test changes are expected to improve road safety ?

I have to assume the legislators had the answers to questions like that, before approving the new regulations.

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Jul 10

Posts: 272

piroflip says:

Our governments.........

...........keep restricting our riding and you all still keep voting them back in every five years. Get a life. Get off your knees. And DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you're too much of a coward to vote BNP at the very least give UKIP a try.

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Sep 09

Posts: 897

Rogerborg says:

Oh, it's not a joke

Brough Superior is a marque, not a model.  Even when they think they're being oh-so-clever, the DSA are just making fools of themselves, and pissing in the faces of the poor bastards who have to put up with this crap.

None of this has sneaked up on them. They've had six years to get this done and dusted, were 18 months late publishing our implementation, and are still dicking around as the deadline approaches, trying to find new ways to screw over candidates, for example with the inexplicable "recognised restriction specialist" demand.  Literally inexplicable, they've stonewalled a FOI about it, essentially answering "Because your face."

If they were in the private sector, they'd have been sacked for gross negligence long ago.

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Feb 12

Posts: 242

Titosfuneral says:

@RageRider: That make much more sense.

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Oct 11

Posts: 2635

Piglet2010 says:


I recommended the following models should comprise the list:

  • Ducati Desmosedici GP12,
  • Honda RC213V,
  • Yamaha YZR-M1.

Makes as much sense as tiered licensing for motorcyclists, but not cagers.


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Oct 11

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Piglet2010 says:

Safety in Numbers

Motorcycles are like push-bikes; the fewer on the roads, the less the cagers expect them, and the higher the accident rates involving cagers per mile (or hour) ridden.

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Nov 12

Posts: 28

MrGiggle says:

Sports bike restricted

So no R6's,Cbr600s etc?

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