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Category AM (moped) – minimum age 16

  • Two-wheeled vehicle with a maximum design speed of 45 km/h (28 mph)
  • three- or four-wheeled vehicle with a maximum design speed over 25 km/h (15.5 mph), up to 50 cc and with a power output not exceeding 4 kW.

Category A1 – minimum age 17

  • motorcycles up to 125 cc, with a power output not exceeding 11 kW
  • tricycles with a power output not exceeding 15 kW.

Category A2 – minimum age 19

  • motorcycles with a power output not exceeding 35 kW.

Category A

  • unrestricted motorcycles with a power output over 35 kW (minimum age 24 under direct access, or 21 under progressive access)
  • tricycles with a power output over 15 kW (minimum age 21).
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REASONS TO COMMUTE BY MOTORCYCLE

Benefits of commuting on a motorcycle

SAVE TIME

According to the RAC, the average commuter will save up to 3 hours of travelling per week compared to those who travel by car. That’s nearly 20 minutes more in bed in the morning and 20 minutes quicker going home every single day. You also don’t have to organise your life around a bus or train timetable, you can leave when you want.

NO MORE TRAFFIC JAMS

You can weave through stationary traffic and even use bus lanes to escape the terrible traffic.

SAVE MONEY ON FUEL

Say you live 20 miles away from your workplace:

  • A car averaging 30mpg will set you back £200 per month
  • A motorcycle averaging 50mpg would SAVE you £80 on fuel alone at only £120!
  • You can DOUBLE the mpg by using a 125cc or scooter which brings your monthly cost in petrol down to just £60 – SAVING £120 per month against your car commuting.

SAVE MONEY ON TAX AND INSURANCE

Road tax on scooters and 125cc motorcycles is only £17 per year with the biggest engine bikes (+600cc) coming to only £78 per year. Insurance also tends to cost less for motorcycles than it does for cars

SAVE MONEY ON COST

As well as being cheaper to run, motorcycles have also proven to save money on general cost. Prices for a new Honda starts from as little as £1999 with used bikes being cheaper again and with finance options available, it is a lot more affordable than a car. (We will have some offers on Facebook and our website during April, making them even more affordable)

According to geton.co.uk, you would also save money against public transport. Monthly train or bus passes would cover the repayments on a fairly decent new motorcycle and definitely a used one.

ENJOY YOUR DAILY COMMUTE

According to MCIA, riders tend to rate their commute as more enjoyable than other transport users. Motorcycles allow you the freedom to avoid major traffic jams, go when you want and not work on a timetable and get a little excitement on your normally boring ride to work or school.

EASY TO LEARN

Learning to ride a motorcycle is a lot easier than learning to drive a car, requiring a lot less time, effort and money. You can ride up to a 125cc with L plates by doing only one test – your CBT course. This course costs as little as £180 and is your stepping stone to bigger and better bikes. However you MUST have a CBT before you can ride any motorcycle – it’s the law.

We have a certified instructor with a great success rate who can discuss your options with you and put your through the tests – click here for more information.

So what do you think? Are you convinced to swap your daily commute to 2 wheels? For more information on commuting on a motorcycle or for info on some of our offers, please contact 02890796878 NOW!

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