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Which Bike Should I get on a CBT or Full License?

The Best 3 Bikes For Each Motorcycle Licence


Motorcycle license and what you can ride can be a little confusing at times so we’ve put together 3 great (also our favourite) bikes that you can ride on a CBT, an A2 Licence and a full A Licence.

CBT Bikes

Mutt Motorcycles Mongrel 125cc

Mutt Motorcycles Mongrel 125cc

Mutt make some very cool motorcycles and the Mongrel is their base 125cc model. It’s a great looking bike which oozes style and even better it can be ridden with just a CBT.

Engine size: 125cc

Power: 12hp

Price: £2950 + OTR

Kawasaki Ninja 125

Kawasaki Ninja 125

This is the first 125cc Ninja Kawasaki have produced and it was about time. It's got an iconic sports bike name and it will be very interesting to see how it holds up to its own heritage when it's released later in 2018.

Engine size: 125cc

Power: 14.5hp

Price: To Be Announced

Honda CB125R

Honda CB125R

A great looking bike with a more comfortable riding position than the Kawasaki above but with all the modern bells and whistles you’d expect from a new bike in 2018. I very much want one of these in the red and chrome colour scheme and while they're on the more expensive side of the CBT market there's always the Honda finance options available.

Engine size: 125cc

Power: 13hp

Price: £3,989

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A2 Bikes

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

What a looker. Based on the the KTM Duke 390’s (another superb A2 legal bike) chassis and engine the Svartpilen 401 is a real head turner in a section of the market that can sometimes be a little muted. The single cylinder engine puts out around 42bhp making it as sharp as it looks.

Engine size: 373cc

Power: 43hp

Price: £5,599

Honda CB500F

Honda CB500F

Probably the most sensible bike on this whole list. Honda have a reputation for building bulletproof bikes that run forever and the CB500F is no different. With 500cc it’s on the larger capacity in the A2 category and that brings a wider powerband with it making this a versatile mid-sized bike.

Engine size: 471cc

Power: 47hp

Price: £5,469

Yamaha R3

Yamaha R3

A great A2 legal sport bike with excellent looks, reliability and power for a 300cc engine. Coming in at 30kw (5kw below the A2 limit) the R3 is a brilliant bike for those thinking of transitioning onto bigger sports bikes once passing their full A Licence.

Engine size: 321cc

Power: 41.6hp

Price: £5,299

A Licences Bikes

Triumph Bonneville T120

Triumph Bonneville T120

A British classic. On the pricier side of the bike market but with a great sounding engine and effortless cool. It has a modern 1200cc parallel twin engine and styling cues from the 1959 original Bonnie.

Engine size: 1200cc

Power: 79hp

Price: £10,350

Ducati Scrambler

Ducati Scrambler

Ducati’s bikes are always going to be sought after but the Scrambler has taken the bike market by storm over the last few years. They’re great looking bikes with a seemingly endless range of models and engine sizes to chose from ranging from 400cc to a full fat 1100cc model.

Engine size: 1079cc

Power: 86hp

Price: £12,295

Suzuki GSX-R1000

Suzuki GSX-R1000

We couldn’t have a list of full licence bikes without featuring a litre bike. The 6th Gen of the GSX-R1000 is faster than ever with 200bhp and it’s packed to the brim with technology. A seriously fast and modern full A licence bike.

Engine size: 1000cc

Power: 200hp

Price: £13,699



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