I apologize before hand because i bet all the noobs post this question constantly but my question is am i allowed to ride a de restricted motorbike at the age of twenty? For example a de-restricted 50cc moped? I just manage to find this link and read it but im not even sure if its correct.
Am i even allowed to ride this bike?
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**that depends **
if your riding on a provisional with a cbt then you cant have a bike with over around 14 bhp so if by de ristricting it it ended up with more than the alowed amount it would definatly be iliegal but there may be other reasons not to
Well i hold a provisional licences with a Cat A and a Cat P certificate. But im not sure what a Gilera DNA 50cc is classed as. This is quite confusing. Ive read other site's and all that stands out to me is if i'm over seventeen year of age i can ride a de-restricted bike but i would need to declare it and let DVLA and my insurance know and something about holding the correct license.
it outputs a max of 3.6bhp at 6500rpm, with a top speed of 30mph (legal limit).
De-restricting apparently involves removal of the resonator tube in the exhaust, removal of two washers from the front drive pulley, and a bigger fuel jet.
Hope that helps.
Yeh you're able to de-restrict it, provided it doesn't go above 14 bhp.
De-restriction would count as a modification so you would need to let the insurance company know otherwise your insurance would be invalid.
At 16, a 50cc must only be capable of 30 (going down to 28 soon. EU ****.)
At 17, your allowed up to 125cc, and 14.6 bhp.
So a derestricted 50cc is fine.
do your full bike test, then you can ride anything up to 33bhp - even if you choose to stick with a modified 50 (so long as your mods keep it road legal). But, rather than tuning the 50, you'd be better off trading it up for the 125 or 180. Top speed is similar, but better accelleration and no need for 2-stroke oil. Should get better MPG too.