The Coolest Motorbikes You Can Ride With a CBT Licence

We take a look at the coolest scooters and motorbikes you can ride with a CBT motorcycle licence . Whether you have just passed your CBT and are eager to get riding or are thinking about getting your CBT soon, make sure you consider all the motorbikes you could ride with a CBT licence as there are many different styles to choose from.

Although with a CBT you will have to display L plates, riding any of these motorbikes below will definitely make you look cool on the roads, whether you are riding for fun, commuting or you're a courier driver.

Just remember if you are 16 years of age you will only be able to ride a 50cc scooter with a CBT licence.


125 cc Motorbikes



Honda CBR125R

Everything about the Honda CBR125R says class. Honda call it their 'Neo-Sports Café concept motorcycle'. The dash is a mix of retro LCD styling and modern motorcycling cool and whilst the engine might only be a 125cc capacity machine, the bike looks big, purposeful and has an understated elegance that gets noticed when parked up at your local coffee house.


Aprilia RS 125

The Aprilia is RideTo’s top choice if you're looking for speed! It's one of the fastest 125’s available to purchase. A true work of art, a stunning bike that has four-valve, fuel-injected single cylinder engine that's restricted to 11kw. With incredible looks and a lively engine, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the Aprilia.


Honda MSX 125

Despite looking like a ‘twist-and-go’ scooter, the MSX125 is actually a four-speed machine with a standard gearbox and a lot of attitude. Actually called the "Grom" in the United States, it’s full of beach and surfer posture but its natural habitat surely has to be the city....


Mutt Fat Sabbath

The Sabbath is the beefed up model from the original Mutt, the Mongrel. Mutt’s routes are custom motorcycles and the all British manufacturer couldn’t resist the custom feedback of making the newer version of the Sabbath even more black, with no parts unturned...


Silence SO2 HS - Electric

The S02 electric scooter makes riding around a city effortless and enjoyable. It provides a silent, vibration-free journey and is easy to manoeuvre down narrow streets and busy roads. You will save lots of money in the long run buying an electric vehicle that uses electricity as opposed to buying fuel and electric bikes also have lower maintenance fees due to their long-lasting mechanics.


KTM 125 Duke

In 2011 KTM launched their 125 Duke and ever since it's been a solid choice for anyone looking to own a 125cc motorbike. The newer 2017 version of the bike features the same cutting-edge engine technology but this time with better suspension, LED lights, ABS as standard and a slightly higher riding position. This makes the 125 Duke feel even more like a ‘big’ bike. Its unique look will definitely turns heads at traffic lights with it's orange features!


Sinnis Bomber 125

The Sinnis Bomber 125 is a perfect cafe racer style bike for a new rider to buy. Designed with solid upside down (USD) forks to absorb the impact of road vibration, you get a smooth ride as you ride along country and urban roads.

The retro seventies vibes are enhanced by the 'lo-pro' seat and teardrop tank. You can also customise elements of the bike to make it your own.


Herald Brat

The Herald Brat 125 comes in military green, iron grey or copper colour schemes. It features monoshock rear suspension and USD front suspension and has a digital dash, an LED headlight, LED rear light and LED indicators. It's stainless steel exhaust looks like a piece of art and it's rugged but stylish appearance will make you the envy of many!


Kawasaki Ninja 125

The Ninja 125 by Kawasaki is definitely a head turner! It's vibrant colours are eye-catching and is immediately recognisable as part of The Ninja family. Despite its sporty style it still rides nicely when riding around town.


Sinnis Hyosung Aquila

The Hyosung Aquila is the only V-twin cylinder motorcycle in its category. It’s had a big upgrade after 5 years of research, improving its comfort, handling and speed. It’s low and long riding position makes it stand out from other 125s on the market.


50cc Scooters

These scooters all have a maximum power of 50cc which means anyone with a CBT, 16 years of age or older can ride them.


Vespa Primavera 50 Euro 5


A great option for a city commuter, the Vespa Primavera has been well thought out to suit the needs of anyone needing to get around town with ease. It has a small glove box where you can store your mobile and the under-seat storage is useful for keeping your helmet so you don't have to take it with you everywhere you go.


Sinnis Encanto 50cc

This is a great option for anyone with a smaller budget looking to easily zip around town! It has a charming retro style, similar to an iconic Vespa - but for a lot less money!


Peugeot Kisbee 50cc

The Kisbee is a simple 50cc scooter that will get you around town nice and easily. It has a modern style that is sleek and minimal. It has helmet storage under the seat making it perfect for a commuter. Despite its small size, people of any height will get on with the Peugeot Kisbee.







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