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Post by Jax » Sun May 06, 2018 11:40 am

Hi, new here so please be gentle with me.😉

I am looking at purchasing a 125cc motorbike.

I have a UK car license cat B (held for 30+ years), and a cbt which I got in 2000. Used mopeds for a few years till we came to France 12 years ago.

Question is am I good to go with the 125cc or do I have to do more tests?

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Post by motocycliste » Sun May 06, 2018 4:23 pm

Sorry to put a damper on your plans, but, the regulations were changed about six years ago.
Your cat.B no longer allows you to use a 125cc motorcycle unless have proof that you were regularly riding one before the change of regulation was implemented. However, you are still entitled to ride a moped up to 50cc.
Unfortunately, your CBT has no standing here in France.

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Post by Jax » Sun May 06, 2018 5:38 pm

Thankyou Motocycliste for your response, appreciated.

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Post by wizzard » Sun May 06, 2018 6:22 pm

motocycliste wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 4:23 pm
Sorry to put a damper on your plans, but, the regulations were changed about six years ago.
Your cat.B no longer allows you to use a 125cc motorcycle unless have proof that you were regularly riding one before the change of regulation was implemented. However, you are still entitled to ride a moped up to 50cc.
Unfortunately, your CBT has no standing here in France.
I didnt know that.
Any bike with three cylinders has one too many.....................

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Post by Jax » Sun May 06, 2018 7:13 pm

So if my cat. B is no longer valid to use in the case of a 125cc, do I need to have a full French Motorbike license? OR can I take my motorbike license in the UK and just use it over here.

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Post by motocycliste » Sun May 06, 2018 8:22 pm

If you pass your motorcycle test in the UK and have it added to your existing licence then it will have the same validity in France as your car licence.
Good luck with the test if you do go down that route.
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Post by Jamstealer » Sun May 06, 2018 8:32 pm

Except that unless you use a UK address; you can’t renew a UK licencevif you live in France

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Post by nodrog » Sun May 06, 2018 8:48 pm

If you change your licence for a french one, you can do a seven hour training course, no test at the end, and you're good to go on a 125. (unless this has changed in the last few years...)

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Post by Jax » Mon May 07, 2018 7:03 am

Ok, so if I change my UK license for a French one, book a test, buy a 50cc, as would not be legal on a 125cc yet, take test, sell 50cc and buy 125cc.
(Unless of course you have to take szid test on a 125cc or more, but not sure how you get around that if not legal till doing test)

Is that about right?

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Post by Jamstealer » Mon May 07, 2018 7:08 am

À moto school will have bikes for instruction. As you have been in France for 12 years, I would have assumed you already have a French licence, unless you did the 10 year photo update on your UK licence via a UK address.

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