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Old 11-05-2012, 10:38 AM   #11
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Those are both sick bikes. Congratulations to you for having such epic patience. I like the provisional license policies over seas a lot. It's good to see someone respecting it. I'd have a couple more friends if we had these rules here, no question about it.

Good luck on your test and stay safe!
Thanks alot mate, yea i only found out recently that the laws are very different your side of the pond. From what i gather your training is basically optional? The laws over here are strict which is a good thing but they are getting a bit overkill come January. Before the 31st you can ride up to 125cc with just your compulsory bike training which is a day course. Them get your full license and you can ride anything as long as its restricted to 33bhp for the 1.st 2 years. After the 31st you will not be allowed to be on the road on any bike without completing a full test. Plus you will be required to do a test for 125, 400, 600, 1000 and 1200cc bikes which tbh i think is a bit much...
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #12
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:01 AM   #13
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Thanks alot mate, yea i only found out recently that the laws are very different your side of the pond. From what i gather your training is basically optional? The laws over here are strict which is a good thing but they are getting a bit overkill come January. Before the 31st you can ride up to 125cc with just your compulsory bike training which is a day course. Them get your full license and you can ride anything as long as its restricted to 33bhp for the 1.st 2 years. After the 31st you will not be allowed to be on the road on any bike without completing a full test. Plus you will be required to do a test for 125, 400, 600, 1000 and 1200cc bikes which tbh i think is a bit much...
Better safe than sorry tho!

And I'm sure these rules aren't applicable to track days and racing where the real fun and "safety" is at!
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Thanks alot mate, yea i only found out recently that the laws are very different your side of the pond. From what i gather your training is basically optional? The laws over here are strict which is a good thing but they are getting a bit overkill come January. Before the 31st you can ride up to 125cc with just your compulsory bike training which is a day course. Them get your full license and you can ride anything as long as its restricted to 33bhp for the 1.st 2 years. After the 31st you will not be allowed to be on the road on any bike without completing a full test. Plus you will be required to do a test for 125, 400, 600, 1000 and 1200cc bikes which tbh i think is a bit much...
I'd rather have it that way, honestly.. You'd see a lot less douche bags on the road over here that only have their temporary license blasting around town on literbikes, and insurance and fatalities would undoubtedly be lower.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:52 AM   #15
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Hehe thanks mate, tis a good wee bike. I wring the neck of the poor wee thing but its never put a foot wrong. And being a four stroke and with the help of the Micron it doesn't sound like a hairdryer lol...
I've been calling my RS125R "the wee bike" after hearing William Dunlop say it the UlsterGP last year.

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:12 PM   #16
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Better safe than sorry tho!

And I'm sure these rules aren't applicable to track days and racing where the real fun and "safety" is at!
Yea man you are right there but the racing culture over here is all based around the road racing scene and there is very little in the way of tracks to actually use and tbh i was looking into it recently and for the amount of time you spend there you actually get very little track time.
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I'd rather have it that way, honestly.. You'd see a lot less douche bags on the road over here that only have their temporary license blasting around town on literbikes, and insurance and fatalities would undoubtedly be lower.
You have a good point there but tbh it doesnt really do you any favours over here with regards to insurance prices. Im 29 and the cheapest i could get for the R6 was 1300 but i was getting quoted upwards of 3000. And theres still plenty of twat's on the road!
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Thanks mate...

Yea man you are right there but the racing culture over here is all based around the road racing scene and there is very little in the way of tracks to actually use and tbh i was looking into it recently and for the amount of time you spend there you actually get very little track time.

You have a good point there but tbh it doesnt really do you any favours over here with regards to insurance prices. Im 29 and the cheapest i could get for the R6 was 1300 but i was getting quoted upwards of 3000. And theres still plenty of twat's on the road!
It's true that you spend much more time OFF the track than on it, but it's such a workout riding at that pace, 15-20 minutes is more than enough for most people!
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:19 PM   #18
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I've been calling my RS125R "the wee bike" after hearing William Dunlop say it the UlsterGP last year.

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Hehe yea that wee turn of phrase gets used quite alot over here as you'll soon notice with my posts lol. You could be talking about the biggest thing in the world and it'll still be "the wee" lol... Cheers for the welcome mate...
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It's true that you spend much more time OFF the track than on it, but it's such a workout riding at that pace, 15-20 minutes is more than enough for most people!
ill take 15 to 20 min of track riding over weeks of street riding any day.

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:27 PM   #20
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It's true that you spend much more time OFF the track than on it, but it's such a workout riding at that pace, 15-20 minutes is more than enough for most people!
I'm glad you said that now as i thought it was mabye just the tracks over here. It was working out around 3 15 minute sessions. Just didnt seen that much but i suppose your right. Think im just that used to being flat out everywhere on my wee 125 it will be alot more work throwing the R6 about a track.
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