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Read This Now before Choosing Motorbikes from York

Now that you have your CBT (Certificate of Basic Training), you can start shopping for motorbikes from York that fit your budget and riding style. Be sure to factor in the cost of safety gear and ongoing maintenance and repairs.

How can you get this special man moment right? By reading and understanding these crucial considerations:

Engine Size

Engine size refers to the physical size of an engine, typically measured in litres. A larger engine size generally results in more power and torque but may also lead to increased fuel consumption.

Once your CBT has been completed, you can ride a moped or motorcycle up to 50cc (16 years old) up to 125cc (17 years old). This is the limit until you participate in further training. However, many motorcycles are available to choose from, so you don't need to worry.

Some pros of 50cc motorbikes include that they are:

  • Cheaper to buy.

  • Cheaper to insure.

  • Cheaper to maintain.

  • More lightweight and nimble.

On the other hand, some cons of 50cc motorbikes include that they are:

  • Limited in power and speed.

  • Not well-suited for long-distance travel.

  • May be too small for some riders.


Passing your CBT also entitles you to ride either manual or automatic motorbikes, which is largely left to your preference even if you were taught both transmissions.

Adding a motorcycle shouldn't be too difficult if you're already experienced with gears and public roads. Of course, you'll still need to be cautious, but the learning curve won't be as steep.

If you think learning how to use a clutch would be too stressful, you might consider getting a motorcycle with an automatic transmission. This will remove some of the smaller details of motorcycle control you would have to worry about, and you can focus on the road instead.


Whether old or new motorbikes, each has its pros and cons. A used bike will be cheaper, and you will have more wiggle room to negotiate the price, especially depending on the years of use, mileage, and repaired damages. The downside is that you risk buying a bike that has been in a crash, which can affect how the bike rides. You also don't know how the bike has been maintained.

On the contrary, a new bike will be more expensive, but you know it hasn't been in a crash, and you can be sure of the maintenance history. Dropping your motorcycle is never fun, but it's especially upsetting if it's a brand new bike. Not only is there the damage to the motorcycle to deal with, but also the mental anguish of knowing that you were the one who caused it.

When you are ready to buy a new bike, it is worth considering a second-hand bike. A well-researched and carefully selected second-hand motorbike can perform just as well as a new bike and may even hold its value better. This is a great tip to remember when you are ready to get a bike with a bigger engine.

In Summary

Forewarned is forearmed. Better to know what you’re getting into with motorbikes before owning one. So get the help you need regarding motorbikes in York with York Motorbikes! We offer new and experienced riders exceptional service, especially as Triumph and Honda specialists while providing for all makes and models. Drop by our website and learn more!

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