I WANT A SCOOTER, BUT WHICH ONE CAN I RIDE?
The minimum age to ride a scooter in the UK is 16. You will need a provisional licence and must complete the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT). If you have a FULL Car Driving Licence and this was issued before February 2001 you can ride a 50cc without displaying L plates or having to do your CBT*.You can also ride up to a 125cc but you will have to do the CBT. The Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) is carried out by professional training instructors and will teach you all the basics required to ride safely. We will make all the CBT booking arrangements for you. Once completed, you will be able to ride up to a 125cc displaying L plates. Displaying L Plates means that you are not allowed to ride on motorways or carry a pillion passenger. In order to do this you will need to take the Full Motorcycle Test. If your licence was issued after February 2001, you will need to do the CBT to ride a 50cc or 125cc.
WANT TO RIDE A SCOOTER WITH A BIGGER ENGINE WITHOUT HAVING TO TAKE A MOTORCYCLE TEST?
Take a look at the Piaggio MP3 LT range. Piaggio MP3 500 Sport , Piaggio Yourban. These are classified as tricycles and are therefore legal to drive on a full car driving licence. Cat B1 on your licence dated before 19.01.2013
DO I BUY A 50cc OR 125cc OR BIGGER?
If your commute is a short distance, let’s say up to five miles each way, a 50cc will be perfectly adequate. If however you are travelling longer distances, licence permitting, then a 125cc would be more indicated. Please come and visit us. Our job is to ensure that you choose the scooter that will best meet your needs. *If you have never ridden a scooter before, or maybe just rented one whilst on holiday,we do recommend doing your CBT.
Getting the proper level of training is of paramount importance. For this reason, BMG Scooters recommend Advantage Wimbledon.
Top Quality CBT tests and Motorcycle Training for South London and Surrey!