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adamwatts
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I have recently passed my driving test, so i have just taken the L plates of my 50cc Gilera DNA.

Am i now allowed to go on the motorway on my bike, or are all 50cc's not allowed on the motorway regardless of if the driving test has been passed or not.

anyone know?
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I would hope not.
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pretty sure they arent allowed, far too dangerous
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(Original post by adamwatts)
I have recently passed my driving test, so i have just taken the L plates of my 50cc Gilera DNA.

Am i now allowed to go on the motorway on my bike, or are all 50cc's not allowed on the motorway regardless of if the driving test has been passed or not.

anyone know?

No they are simply not safe enough and too slow for the motorway so are prohibitted from M roads, most are limited and can not even reach the minimum speed limit for a motorway.
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It has to be over 50cc.
Sorry.
Get a better bike!
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adamwatts
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okay thanks
im getting a car soon , so a new bike isnt an option.
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No they are simply not safe enough and too slow for the motorway so are prohibitted from M roads, most are limited and can not even reach the minimum speed limit for a motorway.
I wasn't aware of a minimum speed limit. Please enlighten me.
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If you've passed a driving test, you still need your L Plates.

They only come off after passing the bike test.

And there are no 50cc bikes allowed on the motorway, 125cc min i thinks..
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You CAN ride a 50cc MOTORBIKE on a motorway. You CANNOT ride a 49cc MOPED on a motorway.

And as Luke said, you still need your L Plates and cannot ride on the motorway. You havn't passed your bike test.
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The engine size is often rounded up, so your 50cc bike might well be 47cc, if so you cannot take it on the motorway. Also, you've passed your car test but not your bike test, to L plates need to go back on and you cant drive on the motorway as a learner.
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I know a car licence entitles you to ride a moped with a CBT, but does the CBT only valid for 2 years still apply?
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adamwatts
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oh, i didnt realise i needed my L plates still, better put them back on!
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(Original post by Pinball_heart)
It has to be over 50cc.
Sorry.
Get a better bike!

This is wrong, 50cc and over is allowed on the Motorway but at 16 you can only ride UP TO 50cc so most people round their 48cc engines up to 50cc

I thought it was 125cc on motorway and more but I found out the hard way by failing my Original Theory on this question :P

Hope this helped tho
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Also if its just a Provisional License you have and passed the CBT then you must still wear L Plates
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(Original post by adamwatts)
so i have just taken the L plates of my 50cc Gilera DNA.
i love how they give them sporty names when really they are just scooters;
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I wasn't aware of a minimum speed limit. Please enlighten me.
Some streches of motorway will have a minimum speed limit.
This is indicated by a blue sign with white numbers. When the minimum speed limit no longer applies, you'll see the same sign again with a red line through it.
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minimum speed should be 69
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(Original post by HJV)
I wasn't aware of a minimum speed limit. Please enlighten me.

As the poster above said. Driving too slowly can also be classed as dangerous and the police pull people over for it, as most moped are limited to 30 this would mean lorries etc have to overtake you and people put on their brakes and so on.
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minimum speed should be 69
The unwritten rule is 56 given that's what a lot of vehicles are limited to.
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(Original post by mr_cool)
I know a car licence entitles you to ride a moped with a CBT, but does the CBT only valid for 2 years still apply?
No it doesn't, unless you got your car licence before 1st Feb 2001.

And don't take a 50 on the motorway. You pootling along at 45 will result in a lorry/bike altercation that won't end well for you.
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