Operators of mopeds must have either a valid driver’s license or a motorized bicycle permit. … The helmet can be a certified bicycle helmet or motorcycle helmet. Mopeds may only carry related passengers and only when they are equipped with a passenger seat and foot pegs.
Can I carry a pillion passenger on a 50cc moped?
You can ride a moped with no L-plate and, yes, you can take a passenger on it. Of course, being a sub-4kW, sub-50cc machine, it might not actually move under the weight of two of you, but it’s legal.
Can you ride with a passenger on a moped?
If you passed a car test before February 2001 you can legally ride a 49cc moped with a passenger. You don’t need L-plates. You are restricted to 28mph. If you haven’t ridden before, we would strongly suggest that you still take a basic rider training course (Compulsory Basic Training – CBT).
Can I carry a passenger on a moped with a full car Licence?
If you have a full car licence issued before 1st February 2001 you may ride a restricted 50cc moped on the road without L plates (and carry a passenger), but you still need to pass your CBT test to ride any motorcycle over 50cc.
Can a child be a passenger on a moped?
You can carry a child as a passenger on a motorcycle, providing legal requirements are met. The motorcycle must have a pillion seat and footrests that the passenger can reach with their feet. The child must be able to sit astride the machine safely and hold onto the rider, the pillion hand-holds or bar.
How fast is 50cc in mph?
What’s the top speed of a 50cc moped? Most 50cc scooters come with a restricted engine, which limits the bike to a top speed of 30mph (48kph). However, a 50cc scooter can go at speeds of up to 60mph (96kph), while most will comfortably reach 40mph (65kph).
What Licence do I need for a 600cc?
There is no automatic upgrades of licence – if you wish to move up to a full (A) licence you will need to retake the module 1 and 2 tests on an unrestricted 600cc bike when you have reached 24 years of age or held the A2 licence for 2 years. A1 – aged 17 years plus you may take your test on a 125cc bike.
Can I ride a moped without L plates?
Yes and no, the answer to this depends on when you passed your driving test. If you passed your driving test before 1 February 2001 you can legally ride a moped (up to 50cc) with no L plates, without taking a CBT course or the full moped test.
Can you pass or fail a CBT?
The CBT is not a test, so you theoretically cannot ‘pass or fail’ your CBT. … These are determined by the instructor who will be training you on the day of your CBT test. Although you can’t fail a CBT test, you may be asked to come back for additional training until the instructor feels you are safe to ride on the road.
What roads can a 50cc moped go on?
You will be happy to know that with a 50cc moped you can drive almost anywhere. The basic rule is to check out your journey. If anywhere appears to have a minimum speed of above 30mph, you are in a safe place. However, should the road be above a minimum speed of 30mph, find a different route.
Do you need a CBT for 50cc moped?
You can ride a moped (up to 50cc) without L plates. You do not need to take a CBT course or take the full moped test. You must take CBT if you want to ride anything larger than a 50cc moped.
How fast is 125cc?
Both 125cc scooters and motorbikes max out at 60mph, which is double the top speed of a 50cc. This makes them a much more suitable choice if you plan to do longer journeys, or are travelling on A roads. Whereas a 50cc makes a good choice for city riding, 125cc scooters are better for suburban/country riding.
Can you get a 125cc restricted to 50cc?
If you want to ride a motorcycle over 50cc and up to 125cc you will need to take CBT. Once you have a valid CBT certificate you can ride a 125cc with L plates. If you want to remove the L plates or ride a more powerful machine you will need to take the relevant practical tests.
Can a 6 year old ride on a motorcycle?
A child must be at least four feet, nine inches to lawfully ride on the back of a motorcycle. This is the height at which a child no longer requires a car seat, and at which a child can reach motorcycle passenger footrests. If a child is too short to reach the footrests, odds are that child is an unlawful passenger.
What age can a child be a pillion passenger?
* a child under 8 years old unless the passenger is in a sidecar. Pillion passengers must sit astride the motorcycle and behind the rider, face forward and keep both feet on footpegs provided for them.
What age can a child ride pillion?
The law does not have a minimum age for motorbike pillion passengers, although they must be able to reach the foot pegs, must wear a correctly-fitted helmet and if they are under 16 they must have permission from their parents or guardian.