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    Hey guys, so I'm thinking about getting a bike after having a car for over a year. I have a full car licence, but my licence is only good for driving a car (and a ped). But I need Class A (I think) to drive a bike, and it's not currently on my licence.

    So yeah, my question is how do I add it on, and how much would it cost?

    Also, any tips on how to get cheaper bike insurance? ^_^
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    (Original post by WilliamC)
    Hey guys, so I'm thinking about getting a bike after having a car for over a year. I have a full car licence, but my licence is only good for driving a car (and a ped). But I need Class A (I think) to drive a bike, and it's not currently on my licence.

    So yeah, my question is how do I add it on, and how much would it cost?

    Also, any tips on how to get cheaper bike insurance? ^_^
    For cheap insurance it's gotta be...

    http://www.thebikeinsurer.tv/

    They guarantee to beat any quote.

    To get your bike license you have to do CBT, bike theory, mod 1 and mod 2.
    More info in http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1446138

    Then ask follow up questions in that thread as you'll get more/better replies...
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    personally, id just do the CBT and get a 125 bike (and i did)
    then move to a bigger bike in 6-12 months.
    for an idea of cost, for me (at 17, Yamaha SR125, L-plates):
    £300 for the bike (it was about as far from reliable as you can get )
    £260 TPO insurance
    £120 CBT
    £100 jacket
    £50 helmet
    £50 gloves
    £50 boots
    £70 trousers (i didn't have these on my 125, came off, and had pices of road pulled from my knee*, you do want them)
    Total: £1000 (ish) bare in mind that these are the minimum costs, you really want to spend more if you can.


    *this sounds a lot worse then it was
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    Your paper bit of the license should have provisional entitlement to enable you to learn to ride the bike. Costs of the test are in the enormous first post i spent writing out, which also includes gear.

    No set rule for insurance, i swear by express, others have different methods.

    Go read the first post of the motorbike soc, i spent ages writing it, so won't add any more unless you think i've left something off.
 
 
 
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