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    Default 33bhp motorbikes - Restricted Motorbike List (Less than 33bhp / 25kw).


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    The serious legal bit about 33bhp motorbike restrictions

    A standard motorcycle licence (Class A) is obtained if the practical test is taken on a bike of over 120 cc but not more than 125 cc and capable of at least 100 km/h per hour.

    After passing the standard motorcycle practical test, you will be restricted for two years to riding a bike of up to 25 kW and a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0.16 kW/kg. After this you may ride any size of bike.

    The normal speak bit for normal people

    You may have heard that the restriction is 33bhp, this is technically incorrect. The "legal" restriction is as stated above, a motorbike that produces up to 25kW and a power weight ratio below 0.16kW/kg. The problem is nobody, especially if you a new to motorbiking, really knows what these numbers mean. So as a general rule of thumb most say that 33bhp motorbikes all fall under the restriction limits. But that is a general rule of thumb and not all >33bhp motorbikes will fall within the numbers in the legal bit above. So you must check these numbers before handing out any cash for restrictor kits, a -pre-restricted bike or a sub 33bhp motorbike.

    If you have this type of license it can often be complicated to choose the right motorbike for your restriction period. In summary you have two choices:

    • Get any bike and get it mechanically/electronically restricted.
    • Get a motorbike that by design does not exceed your license restrictions.


    The list below will be useful if you go for the second option, these are bikes that by design all fall below the 25 kw restriction...

    Beta
    Beta Euro 350

    Honda
    Honda Bros 400
    Honda CB250NH
    Honda CB250RS
    Honda CB400
    Honda CG125
    Honda FT500
    Honda GB250
    Honda GB400TT
    Honda Magna 250
    Honda NV400C
    Honda Rebel 250
    Honda Steed 400
    Honda VRX400
    Honda XL500R
    Honda XL500S
    Honda XLR250
    Honda XLR250 Degree
    Honda XR250

    Kawasaki
    Kawasaki EL250-D/F
    Kawasaki Estrella 250
    Kawasaki KE175-D
    Kawasaki KL250 D7
    Kawasaki KL250-C
    Kawasaki KLX250-G
    Kawasaki Z200-A
    Kawasaki Z250-A
    Kawasaki Z250-B
    Kawasaki Z250-C

    Suzuki
    Suzuki Desperado 400
    Suzuki DR250S
    Suzuki DR350S
    Suzuki DR350SE
    Suzuki DR400S
    Suzuki GN250
    Suzuki Goose 350
    Suzuki GS250T
    Suzuki GSX250E
    Suzuki GT200
    Suzuki GT250E
    Suzuki Intruder 400
    Suzuki LS400 Savage
    Suzuki LS400 Tempter
    Suzuki LS650F
    Suzuki LS650P
    Suzuki RV200
    Suzuki SB200
    Suzuki SP370
    Suzuki SP400
    Suzuki SX200
    Suzuki TS185ER
    Suzuki TS250ER
    Suzuki VS400

    Yamaha
    Yamaha Drag Star 400
    Yamaha DT175MX
    Yamaha RD200DX
    Yamaha RS200
    Yamaha SDR200
    Yamaha Serow 225
    Yamaha SR250
    Yamaha SR400
    Yamaha SR500
    Yamaha SR500
    Yamaha SRV250
    Yamaha SRX250
    Yamaha SRX400
    Yamaha Tricker 250
    Yamaha TT250
    Yamaha XS250
    Yamaha XS250SE
    Yamaha XT250
    Yamaha XT350
    Yamaha XV250

    This list is by no means exhaustive, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of sub 33bhp motorbikes that are suitable for riding under restriction. If you know of one that is missing from this list then feel free to add a comment below.

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    Default Re: Restricted Motorbike List (Less than 33bhp / 25kw)

    An Aprilia RS 125 can be derestricted (and re restricted afterwards) to approx. 30bhp for about 100

    Ideal (maybe) for someone wanting to ride for a while after CBT and then want more power after doing the 33bhp test without the hassle / unfamiliarity of changing bikes

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    Default Re: Restricted Motorbike List (Less than 33bhp / 25kw)

    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet View Post
    An Aprilia RS 125 can be derestricted (and re restricted afterwards) to approx. 30bhp for about 100

    Ideal (maybe) for someone wanting to ride for a while after CBT and then want more power after doing the 33bhp test without the hassle / unfamiliarity of changing bikes
    Sadly a 30bhp Aprilia 125 falls foul of the category A power to weight restriction IIRC.

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    Default Re: Restricted Motorbike List (Less than 33bhp / 25kw)

    Quote Originally Posted by MyLittleStudPony View Post
    Sadly a 30bhp Aprilia 125 falls foul of the category A power to weight restriction IIRC.
    A 33bhp RS125 does. ISTR you have to bring it down to @28bhp. Anyways, it doesn't belong on this list as it has to be restricted.

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    Default Re: 33bhp motorbikes - Restricted Motorbike List (Less than 33bhp / 25kw).

    Hello iam from greece and i want to ask about the bikes with the license limit. We also have this restriction with our licences .I want to ask about the honda cb 400 that you are writing that it can be driven by a person with license at 25kw so i want to ask is there any site that has those texts as official because everywhere that i looked in the web it says that it has 38.6 kw ,is there any text, like manufactuer text for the engine? also i made the math kw/kg and its over 1.6 that the restriction is limited , so i want any official paper is going to exist that iam going to saw it to the police officer (my driving school suggested this to me ) so he isnt going to write me for not having a license and iam going to pay and 200 eyro. I am waiting for your respond , also thanks a lot for the whole list of motorbikes .

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    Default Re: 33bhp motorbikes - Restricted Motorbike List (Less than 33bhp / 25kw).

    Quote Originally Posted by WiseBuddha View Post
    The serious legal bit about 33bhp motorbike restrictions

    A standard motorcycle licence (Class A) is obtained if the practical test is taken on a bike of over 120 cc but not more than 125 cc and capable of at least 100 km/h per hour.

    After passing the standard motorcycle practical test, you will be restricted for two years to riding a bike of up to 25 kW and a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0.16 kW/kg. After this you may ride any size of bike.
    From 2013 the rules and motorcycle license categories have changed. Long story short you cannot get A license doing 125 anymore.

    A1 are 125cc bikes
    A2 are restricted bike
    A are all other big bikes

    Category A2

    This is a motorcycle without a side car that:

    is at least 395cc
    has a power output between 20 kW and 35 kW (26bhp and 46.6 bhp)

    There's no upper engine size limit, but:

    the power to weight ratio must not exceed 0.2kW/kg
    it must not be derived from a motorcycle of more than double its power

    DVSA will accept evidence from manufacturers or official importers that a specific model of motorcycle meets these rules. DVSA will publish this information where it applies to a number of machines of a specific type.

    The new list of A2 restricted bikes is here, just select A2 option to filter:

    http://www.dft.gov.uk/motorcycle-test-vehicle-list/

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    Default Re: 33bhp motorbikes - Restricted Motorbike List (Less than 33bhp / 25kw).

    The Honda CB400 Super Four is 52bhp and 168kg making it 0.22kW/kg so that's just over and requires a restrictor

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