Learner Legal Motorbikes

Do you have a learner legal bike you want to sell?  We Buy Any Bike are the biggest motorcycle buyers in all of the UK, so we can offer you the best quotes as well as customer service.

We have a fleet of van collecting from all over the UK, so if you are thinking who will buy my bike..we will! We collect 7 days a week so we can make it easy for you to sell your motorbike; we buy all bikes regardless of age, model or engine size!

What is a learner legal rider?!

There are different stages of learner legal that coordinate around your age. A 16 year old who holds a provisional license and have done their CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) can ride a light weight machine, a solo machine with strictly no more power than 50cc. The vehicle must be limited to a top speed of 28 mph, meaning you may need to purchase a restrictor.

When on the roads with this machine, you must also be:

✓ Displaying L plates clearly

✓ Have a speedo measuring in miles per hour

✓ Vehicle insured

✓ Vehicle taxed

When reaching 17 years old, you can step it up a bit! You can now move to a motorcycle if you wish, with a power output of 125cc. The points above still would apply, so L plates are still needed and so on.

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Still slightly unsure what stage you’re at and what category you fit into?

Hopefully this graph will help you pinpoint where you are in terms of licence category and what you can ride:

Licence category

What can I ride?Requirements for licence



Mopeds with speed range of 25 km/h to 45 km/hCompulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test on all powered 2-wheeled moped



Small 3-wheelers (up to 50 cc and below 4 kW)CBT, theory test, practical test



Light quadricycles (weighing under 350 kg, top speed 45 km/h)CBT, theory test, practical test



Light motorcycle up to 11 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.1 kW per kg) and 125 ccCBT, theory test, practical test



Motor tricycles with a power output not more than 15 KwCBT, theory test, practical test



Standard motorcycle up to 35 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.2 kW per kg), bike mustn’t be derived from vehicle more than twice its powerDirect access route – theory and practical

Progressive access route – 2 years experience on A1 motorbike and a further practical test



Unrestricted motorcycles in size/power, with or without a sidecar, and motor tricycles with power output over 15 kWDirect access route – CBT theory and practical (you must be at least 24)

Progressive access route – held an A2 licence for a minimum of 2 years – practical test (21 or over)

24 (direct) or 21 (progressive access)

We Buy Any Bike have put together our favourite 125cc mopeds and motorbikes, which would you have?!

  • Yamaha YZF-R125
  • Vespa Sprint 125 ABS
  • Suzuki VanVan 125
  • Honda PCX125
  • Hyosung GT125R
  • Peugeot Satelis 2 – 125
  • Vespa PX 125
  • KTM 125 Duke
  • Suzuki Burgman 125
  • Kawasaki EL 125

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Sell my learner legal bike!

If your are selling your 125cc or 50cc bike, why not check with We Buy Any Bike for a price!

We Buy Any Bike are the biggest bike buyers in all of the UK, meaning we are able to offer you’re the best price and quickest pick up. We have a fleet of vans collecting bikes 7 days a week, so we can work around you when it comes to selling your bike.

Where can I value my bike?.. To receive a price from We Buy Any Bike all you need to do is enter your registration number into the site, it take less than a minute for you to have your price. If you are happy with the quote, we can pay you cash for your motorbike or bank transfer, whichever works for you. We can then collect your bike within two days! Easy as that.

We offer professional, friendly service at We Buy Any Bike, but don’t just take our work for it check out our Yell.com site, full of customer reviews!






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