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just a quick question ,one whats probably been asked before but do you have to have a full motorbike license to ride world war 2 motor cycles many thanks Shane :confused:

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Without a doubt, without a licence your insurance would be invalid too. :-|

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As far as im aware the only WW2 military motorcycles you can ride without a full MC licence are

 

the royal enfield flying flee http://royalenfieldflyingflea.weebly.com/

 

or

 

the DKW 125 http://www.allaboutbikes.com/feature-articles/motorcycle-stories/6945-the-dkw-rt-125-the-most-copied-motorcycle-of-all-time.

 

there may be some other WW2 vintage 125 cc models....

 

you will still proberbly need to complete the compulsory basic training and other 'modern' test requirements to be allowed to ride on the road. Even if you know what your doing on a bike, the training is a must to ensure your own safety and wont be a waist of time.

 

Whatever, riding a small low powered vintage bike that will struggle to maintain 30-40mph on a flat road is not enjoyable and very dangerous due to *ankers continulay overtaking and forcing you into the kerb.

(This is why i gave up riding small capacily vintage machines some years ago)

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Ironically enough, you do need a full licence, although few who have passed their tests within the the last thirty years would even know how to set the controls for starting and once you've passed your test, you'll have to un-learn all that gear change on the left nonsense.

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As far as im aware the only WW2 military motorcycles you can ride without a full MC licence are

 

the royal enfield flying flee http://royalenfieldflyingflea.weebly.com/

 

or

 

the DKW 125 http://www.allaboutbikes.com/feature-articles/motorcycle-stories/6945-the-dkw-rt-125-the-most-copied-motorcycle-of-all-time.

 

there may be some other WW2 vintage 125 cc models....

 

you will still proberbly need to complete the compulsory basic training and other 'modern' test requirements to be allowed to ride on the road. Even if you know what your doing on a bike, the training is a must to ensure your own safety and wont be a waist of time.

 

Whatever, riding a small low powered vintage bike that will struggle to maintain 30-40mph on a flat road is not enjoyable and very dangerous due to *ankers continulay overtaking and forcing you into the kerb.

(This is why i gave up riding small capacily vintage machines some years ago)

 

A very valid point about small capacity old bikes in modern traffic. Even larger capacity ones are slow enough to induce complete knobheadedness in most car drivers. As an experienced rider I pick my routes and times when out on the Beeza, as you tempt fate when out among Sunday's worst. Some times it is better, sorry safer, to trailer it to events. It is a bummer about the amount of training and the costs involved these days in order to get qualified and I know this puts a lot of potential riders off these days. Shame.

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