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somebody asked me if it was legal to ride a 125cc trike legally on just a provisional license

and would a cbt be required

just wondered if anyone has any direct experience or knowledge of the law...:confused:
 

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As I recall, if you have a car licence then you can ride a trike. :confused:




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The old law use to be you could ride a three wheeled vehicle with no reverse gear on a full bike licence:rolleyes: so that means you can ride a trike on a full car licence,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,dont it?:rolleyes:
 
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I think you will need a category A license. It depends when you passed your test. Google 'license categories' to find out.
 

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It will depend on the categories on the licence B1 licence required if that entitlement is on the licence then YES he can.
 

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its not simple, you need the B1 as the entitlement is also dependant on the date you got your licence, what else is on your licence and the quad/trike weight, they changed all the rules to try and stop leisure quads/trikes being road registered as farm use (both weight and power restricted now)

the xtz850 quad is basically a light car for licencing but a its a bike for Vosa paperwork and its on a different cat again with the insurance classes... as usual another government cock up.
 

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Don't know the current position, but the old rules about no reverse gear went out a very long time ago... my Isetta bubble had reverse, and I could drive that (and carry passengers, legitimately) on a provisional bike licence at age 16 ... but this was back in the Dark Ages (1969).
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Don't know the current position, but the old rules about no reverse gear went out a very long time ago... my Isetta bubble had reverse, and I could drive that (and carry passengers, legitimately) on a provisional bike licence at age 16 ... but this was back in the Dark Ages (1969).
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Thats BC........................................before crashhats:D
 
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As already stated, check your licence, if you have B1 cat then you can ride a trike (anyone with a full bike licence will also have a B1, car only drivers will not), the A1 or (P/B/CBT/L-plate combo) category that allows riding 125cc motorcycles is irrelavant for a trike
 

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Kymmy is quite right, of course. Must admit I'm can't fathom out the new categories!
PaulC..... Certainly was BC: a quick run on the old scooter (or "The Heap") after a shower sans crashhat dried the hair in no time. What's the current position re helmets on a trike, I wonder?
 

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Kymmy is quite right, of course. Must admit I'm can't fathom out the new categories!
PaulC..... Certainly was BC: a quick run on the old scooter (or "The Heap") after a shower sans crashhat dried the hair in no time. What's the current position re helmets on a trike, I wonder?
A program on Discovery where they built a trike they rode it on the public highway without a helmet.
 
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Helmets, now that is a minefield especially after the BMW C1 guy who won his court case regarding non-use of a helmet due to it's "rollcage"

As far though as I understood it if it's a category B1 then you should wear a helmet, if though it's a large/heavy trike (for example a type1 back end) weighing more than the B1 limit then it's counted as a B cat and then needs seatbelt and helmet is optional..

We spent about an hour this morning going through what a quad made from an XTZ850 counts as especialy with the new L6e and L7e cats and also the need for MSVA or SVA and whether it's counted as a true quad or car ;)
 

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Helmets, now that is a minefield especially after the BMW C1 guy who won his court case regarding non-use of a helmet due to it's "rollcage"

As far though as I understood it if it's a category B1 then you should wear a helmet, if though it's a large/heavy trike (for example a type1 back end) weighing more than the B1 limit then it's counted as a B cat and then needs seatbelt and helmet is optional..

We spent about an hour this morning going through what a quad made from an XTZ850 counts as especialy with the new L6e and L7e cats and also the need for MSVA or SVA and whether it's counted as a true quad or car ;)
Why did we let these morons ruie this country it should have remained as a YES or a NO but now we have BUT IF.
Why could the rules not be simplified instead of pages and pages of *******?
 
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The Helmet issue was one of the things that turned me against MAG.. Everytime I got dragged by a friend to a MAG meeting it was "We don't want to wear helmets" but after having a biker die on morning in my arms through a head injury and also being involved in quite a few accidents myself many years ago and ending up with cracks, scrapes and holes in helmets I thought the MAG stance was just plain stupid...
 

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The Helmet issue was one of the things that turned me against MAG.. Everytime I got dragged by a friend to a MAG meeting it was "We don't want to wear helmets" but after having a biker die on morning in my arms through a head injury and also being involved in quite a few accidents myself many years ago and ending up with cracks, scrapes and holes in helmets I thought the MAG stance was just plain stupid...
I agree, I have always worn a helmet. If the trike is open to the elements then a helmet is there in case of someone else making a mistake. At least there is a chance of walking away with only a headache.
 
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