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    Default What can you legally drive at 16?

    like two wheel wise??/

    whats that biggest engine you can have?

    is it 50cc or 70cc?

    i'm 16 on the 21st, and fancy a motox (style)bike, if the engine is small enough
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    dam it !!

    or can you get bikes in that style with smaller engines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yarde_1 View Post
    dam it !!

    or can you get bikes in that style with smaller engines?
    you could get the bike limited to 50cc that way you can still drive it. a couple of my mates had to get there bikes limited.
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    I do believe it's legal to ride a pony.
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    with the right amount of money you can ride whoever you want to ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_ View Post
    I do believe it's legal to ride a pony.
    and a tractor
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    Quote Originally Posted by tipsymonkey View Post
    and a tractor
    surely not...

    I reckon you'd get away with a sit on lawnmower
    you could pimp it and put a bodykit and some spinners on it

    GCSE edit: oh and a turbo kit with a dump valve

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    Yea Tipsy is right. You drive a tractor at 16.
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    I reckon you'd get away with a sit on lawnmower
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggster View Post
    Yea Tipsy is right. You drive a tractor at 16.
    Yep as long as you have a provisional.

    And yarde, my cousin used to have quite a big crosser bike, it might have been a Kawasaki or Yamaha but it was blue and yellow, and that was only a 50 but it looked a lot bigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim17 View Post
    Yep as long as you have a provisional.

    And yarde, my cousin used to have quite a big crosser bike, it might have been a Kawasaki or Yamaha but it was blue and yellow, and that was only a 50 but it looked a lot bigger.
    cheers mate, i guess i'll have to wait, atleast to save for one

    EDIT: just looked on the yamaha website, i think the DT50 X or R is for me like
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    Get a replica vespa type scooter... Mods FTW

    Or if memory serves me, an old reliant robin (one without a reverse gear)
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    lol, is that the one top gear launched into space?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey2017 View Post
    Get a replica vespa type scooter... Mods FTW

    Or if memory serves me, an old reliant robin (one without a reverse gear)
    You're a lot older than you look. You haven't been able to drive a 3 wheeler at 16 for about 30 years
    If you could arrange for a friend to cut off both your legs :eek: then you could qualify for disability living allowance which entitles you to drive a car at 16

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    When I said 49cc thats what 50cc really are... they round it up.

    Look whats stamped on the side of the engine.... 49cc !!


    I used to have one of these when I was 16... 49cc and did 60mph



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    Lol is that right? doh... ah well, I guess the lying about my age and excessive plastic surgery has worked though.. haha

    Ok, I've found a few of 'gems' you can drive at 16: (all 50cc err.. things)





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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey2017 View Post

    want!! ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey2017 View Post
    Lol is that right? doh... ah well, I guess the lying about my age and excessive plastic surgery has worked though.. haha

    Ok, I've found a few of 'gems' you can drive at 16: (all 50cc err.. things)





    What about this, the peel p50? (was on topgear):


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    Quote Originally Posted by yarde_1 View Post
    cheers mate, i guess i'll have to wait, atleast to save for one

    EDIT: just looked on the yamaha website, i think the DT50 X or R is for me like
    Mike don't get a Motox bike or a look-a-like crosser that is 50cc, you will get the mickey taken out of you, just get a little cheapo 50cc ped for the time, wait till your 17 and get a 125/250

    Hell even my Pitbike is a 125cc 4 stroke

    My bigger bike is a 250cc 4 stroke, Kawasaki 250f FTW mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outcast View Post
    I used to have one of these when I was 16... 49cc and did 60mph
    Ah the good old days, I used to ride a Suzuki GT250 on L plates back then, the other one they went for back then was thew Yamaha RD250 from memory, but didn't like them TBH, then the git's lower the size so at that point I would of had to drop back to one of those, just couldn't do it ROFL.

    The above is great advice for a 50cc, get a cheapy so you can gain practical experience, remember you need to pass part 1 of your test before you can even ride it, I'm exempt personally but new riders have to do this, you then have 2 years to pass your full test, so get the cheap 50cc, after passing part 1 obviously, then get experience, do NOT take your part 2 test on it though, it's like taking a test in an automatic car, that is the ONLY thing you can drive, so as soon as your old enough upgrade to a 125cc then get a bit more experience with the extra weight\power then put in for your part 2 and your sorted, good luck.
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    They were very good days.

    My 250 .. on "L's" too

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    I can confirm that you can drive a tractor on the road aged 16

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    I work for one of the UK'S biggest motorcycle companies Take my advice we always get younguns in looking for bikes. They are all NAFF. most of the 50 cc bikes are outsourced to china and are shockingly made. Wait until your 17 and get a Honda CBR 125 or an Aprilia RS125

    DONT EVER BUY a chinese knock off bike it will brake


    As cool as this aprilia RS 50 looks dont buy it. Its made of plastic i swear and they sound AWFUL. lots of brake downs too





    Also Hurston where i workk we also have a MASSIVE MX and ATV company. We also have a race team that ride Kawasakis think we have one or two pros and a lot of the staff that work for us ride fir them too
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    My personal opinion on Mopeds are ... Because they have been restricted to 30mph they are far more dangerous than they ever were when they were unrestricted.

    I drive a 44 tonner for a living and I can tell you it frightens the bejesus out of us let alone the poor booger on the ped.

    At the age you would be riding them you also feel you are immortal.

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    Riding a motorbike on road nowaday is just too dangerous. Waay too much traffic.
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    How about a Rickshaw?

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    I'd take one of them over a moped any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olliegooch View Post
    I can confirm that you can drive a tractor on the road aged 16

    No, im not gonna scan my liscence
    no you cant you can only drive one on L plates on the way to take your tractor drivers test. Done mine you see. You can also drive a quadbike (with a provisional) on L plates on the roads if it is registered as an agricultural vehicle, but only within 6 miles of where it is registered.

 

 

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