I took my full bike test in April 2011 aged 17. I'm aware that after 2 years I can ride any bike without any restrictions. My question is as follows, do I have to wait two years from the date I passed my test or is it as soon as I turn 19 years old?
Passed test, now 19\.
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its 2 years from passing the test.
Good on ya' dude!
I was 17 when I got a full licence too. Took another couple of years before I could afford to get a bigger bike (and that was a 250). Another year or so, up onto a 350, as cash allowed.
Point is, mate - you don't need to be in too much of a hurry, staying a while on a smaller bike (without L-plates!) will do you good. You'll absolutely master the smaller bike, and progress when you're more than ready - which is far better than pushing the process, and jumping on a big bike ahead of time.
This isn't in the least bit patronising - there are plenty of blokes my age on bikes way too big and powerful for them, and I'm twice your age!
Just in time too!
Thank God I did my license then. My brother's not so lucky and will have to do the new January 2013 tests- theory test, practical, wait two years on a 125, take another practical, wait two years on a 47bhp bike before taking a final practical at the age of 21 to be able to ride a motorbike of any power. I'll be there in a couple of months.
2 years from date of test.
SL makes a good point about taking time before stepping up; indeed, many fast riders are fast having learned to get the best from smaller bikes - a fast bike doesn't necessarily equal a fast rider.
Agree with SL
I would recommend what SL is saying too.
I went straight on a GSXR 600 and as a result I have a prosthetic right leg.
I am having to re-do my test at 25 years old and am going to restrict my bike for the first year or so even tho I dont have to.
Werent even doing anything stupid on the bike but you got to remember that when a large amount of Torque pulls you its kind of the bikes turn to drive!
Hope you make the right choice.