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Top Bikes You Can Ride on a CBT
James B · March 16, 2018
For many riders who've just passed their CBT Test, the obvious next step is to purchase a bike. Although you are restricted to what you can ride and where you can ride - there are plenty of 50cc and 125cc options you can consider choosing from. Not sure what size bike you are allowed to ride? If you have a CBT and you are 16, you can ride a 50cc. If you're 17+ you can ride up to a 125cc.
These are some of our contending favourite bikes you can ride on a CBT licence. Included in the list are 50cc and 125cc moped, scooters and motorcycles.
The 50cc bikes :
Peugeot Django 50
While the Django looks like it may be rooted in the heritage of the brand, it is designed for modern life with LED lighting, a 12-volt charging socket for gadgets and a digital dashboard. Packing a 50cc engine, it is suitable for anyone just after passing their CBT test or looking to own their first bike and wants something a bit different to a Vespa. Want to feel that festive Parisian vibe, the Django is yours for only £2599.
Rieju RS3 NKD
Another naked range by Rieju, the RS3 NKD is a lightweight styled bikes using liquid-cooled, two-stroke, single cylinder engines in a ‘dual perimeter’ spar frame. The NKD is the ‘naked’ version of its RS3 range and starts from £2999 as it doesn't have a fairing. You might compromise on comfort/reliability on this one but you’ll get that naked bike look with a 50cc engine which isn’t easy to come by.
Aprilia RS4 50
A big bike for budding starters after a CBT test, that is what the Aprilia RS4 is for. Designed with the same care and professionalism to look like its bigger 125 brothers, this bike looks exactly the same just with a generous smaller engine size - the best kind for your first bike. Available in black or grey, your first bike can be yours for a punchy £3999. Not cheap for your first 50cc.
The Vespa Ellectrica 50
The all new Vespa Ellectrica has been a charmer even before its release. We’re a big fan of this one, especially the chrome paint. The Piaggio’s groups first ever electric scooter will have a range of almost 62 miles on a single charge and is easily powered from a public charging station or a home wall socket in 4 hours. It will come in both the equivalent power outputs of a 50cc and 125cc (the X model) combustion engines. Combining that suave, is a modern addition to the scooter - bluetooth connectivity. Provided you have a bluetooth capable helmet this will automatically play messages and phone calls as well as provide other built in GPS functions, voice assistant and music control. No pricing or official release dates have been announced yet so keep your eyes peeled on this one for when you get your CBT licence.
Our Favourite 125cc Motorcycles and Scooters
If you are 17 or older, you can ride one of these after passing a CBT test on L plates. For those looking at 125s the choice becomes even more varied, from speedy sports bikes, to custom cafe racers - the choice is almost endless! Here’s 5 different bikes which really show the styles of motorbike and scooters you can ride on a CBT licence in 2018
Mutt Mongrel 125
Equipped with a 4 stroke motor and now with fuel injection for greater performance, it’s no wonder that the Mongrel is the Mutt’s best selling motorcycle. Available in shades of satin black and silver, its subtle stealth appeal makes it the perfect city machine for your daily commutes as well as adventures into the countryside and maybe even offroad!. The Anglo-Chinese design and modern spec makes the pricetag of £2950 absolutely worth it for a post-CBT bike!
Leonart Tracker 125
The Leonart Tracker 125 is a lightweight motorcycle with rugged tires and long travel suspension. A scrambler in its own right, its perfect for both on and off the road riding and is built to endure. The limited production of the Leonart Tracker 125 though makes this a little bit of a gem. From £3200, be one the lucky ones to purchase this rarity of a ride.
The Honda PCX 125
Big things do come in small packages for this one.The PCX packs an 8 litre fuel tank meaning that an 233 mile range is possible - leaving you with more time to ride and less time spent behind the pumps. A clever mix of performance and style, the bike is slim enough to slip through the tightest traffic, and into cramped parking spots while still maintaining quality comfort and space for the rider. Starting from £2899, it is available in 5 different colour styles for your riding pleasure.
Suzuki GSX S125
This is the GSX S125 priced from an upwards of £3699. Its sleek style and smart design includes keyless ignition, a multi function LCD dash and LED headlight - making it a big contender for street bikes. So whether you’re a commuter looking to change things up on two wheels or just starting out as a social rider, this is sure to make an agile and speedy ride.
Honda CBR 125
If a sporty ride is more your type then the brand new Honda CBR125R is for you. The bike’s impressive braking systems, sophisticated suspension and an engine that excels makes it a winning combination for a price tag of £3799 onwards. Why not get yours in Ross White, Asteroid Back or Nitric Orange and get your sporty riding journey started today. Great entry bike for someone planning to progress up the CBR range as they upgrade their licence.
KTM 125 Duke
A leading motorcycle in the 125cc range, it was among the first modern bikes to be equipped with an ABS. Fuel injected, 6 speed engine it’s a seriously fun bike. The more upright riding position makes it a good bike for city riding and dodging those traffic jams. You can’t fault the Duke and that’s why it’s in our list for the 2nd year running. Brand new for around £3,999, you get what you pay for with this one. Not bad for a first bike on a CBT we’d say!
Check out the full KTM Duke 125cc here
Choosing the right bike to ride on a CBT licence depends on the type of riding you plan to do. Consider how much experience you’ve had, where you plan to ride and how often you plan to do it as these will determine the type of bike you should get. For example, a city dweller commuting to work will have different practical needs from a social rider going cross country but whatever bike you choose to ride on - RideTo is here to help you kickstart your riding journey.