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Restrictions and info needed for 50cc bike

My daughter's moped is on ebay and someone has asked her 'Is it restricted?' I didn't know that mopeds ever were restricted . The buyer ...

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    Question Restrictions and info needed for 50cc bike

    My daughter's moped is on ebay and someone has asked her 'Is it restricted?'
    I didn't know that mopeds ever were restricted . The buyer says it should be 7bhp - what would that equate to in mph?

    He is also having trouble getting insurance quotes for it - Suzuki RG50. It's an import but there was a similar model in the uk ~ proper motorbike looking thing, not a trail bike, any suggestions as to the UK market model number that they can use as a guideline?



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    Default Re: Restrictions and info needed for 50cc bike

    It should be restricted to 30mph if it's a moped. I am not aware of a horsepower restriction on 50cc bikes?

    Insurance is his problem, at most tell him which broker your daughter used.
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    If it is a moped, then it should have a plate on the headstock saying that it is a Moped and restricted to 30mph and with a kerbweight of less than (cant remember the figure)..if it is an older machine then to be a moped it must be capable of being powered by pedals that are permanently fixed to the bike...in which case there is no weight or speed restriction ( think FS1E)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gedge View Post
    ..if it is an older machine then to be a moped it must be capable of being powered by pedals that are permanently fixed to the bike
    Yeah, mopeds have confused me ever since they stopped looking like that! LOL

    It's an import so I'm guessing it's none of the above
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    Most kids want unrestricted 50's as they will do about 45 to 50 but fail to realise their insurance is worth less than a milk bottle top should they ever prang it and police realise its derestricted
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    The RG might be classed under RGV 50 as there were some similar to that grey imported many years ago ...... Apologies if its covered in the link as on my phone and takes ages to load in poor signal area I am in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fazerdaze View Post
    Yeah, mopeds have confused me ever since they stopped looking like that! LOL

    It's an import so I'm guessing it's none of the above
    In which case its a motorcycle and can only be ridden (legally)in this country by someone over 17
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    Default Re: Restrictions and info needed for 50cc bike

    Yeah, it's a motorcycle, not a moped. I've told the buyer it's unrestricted.
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    Default Re: Restrictions and info needed for 50cc bike

    if it's an import, then highly unlikely it will be restricted as iirc the UK has the most draconian laws for mopeds.
    this throws up 2 issues.
    1. if it's a full power bike, then 16 yo's will be having wet dreams over it as it means no messing about with de-restricting it, making it highly desirable.
    2. DVLA may regard it as a proper motorbike, meaning riders have to be 17, and making it very undesirable.

    by law a moped is restricted to 4Kw (3 ish hp)
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    The term moped describes any low-powered motor driven cycle with an engine capacity not greater than 50 cc (3.1 cu in) and a maximum design speed of no more than 50 km/h (31 mph). Machines registered prior to 1 September 1977 as mopeds had to have pedals,[17] but engine power was unrestricted, and many could top 50 mph (80 km/h) (most famously the Yamaha FS1-E or "Fizzy").
    A provisional license, full motorcycle or car license is needed to operate a moped. An additional Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificate is also required to ride a moped on public roads, except for anyone who obtained their full car driving license before 1 February 2001. A provisional moped license may be obtained at the age of 16, whereas standard car and motorcycles licenses are only available at the age of 17. Provisional licenses require learner plates and expire after two years if the license holder has not passed a test, however it can be extended another two years by retaking the CBT. Mopeds are subject to all of the same traffic laws as other vehicles. All motorized cycles, motorcycles and mopeds under 50 cc are excluded from using UK motorways.[17][18]
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