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Nov 12

Posts: 9

roadglue says:


I passed my test on a 125cc about 5 months ago.

So i'm restricted to 33bhp which i understand but i'm not sure about the power to weight ratio thing.

I'm thinking its the same as it was but i know they changed it for the people with new 46bhp licences.I don't think they can restrict anything bigger than 92bhp?.

Anyway,is there a limit to what i could restrict.I'm looking at a few 600's like the er6,hornet or a z750 if possible.

Should these fall under the power/weight ratio limits.

I don't really want a small engine like a 250 because i want a bike i will keep for a few years when my restriction is up.


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Aug 02

Posts: 3293

eatcs01 says:


As you passed your test under the "old" rules, you can restrict anything to 33bhp. The power to weight only really effects full power Cagiva Mitos and (possibly) Aprilia RSs, and some lightweight trail bikes.

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Nov 12

Posts: 9

roadglue says:



It can be confusing with the ever changing laws.

I was just thinking you maybe couldn't buy something like an R1 and restrict that but no matter anyway as i can't afford one.

A 600 or 750 will do me fine.

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Apr 08

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AdieR says:


I recall, the power to weight ratio lands up with a minimum weight of 156kg - most 600's are above this anyhow, so it isn't much of a problem.

As you're on a 33bhp licence, the ER6 or Suzuki's SV650 will probably be best for it (twin cylinder) - twins aren't "strangled" by restriction like 4-cylinder machines.

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