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 Posted: Fri Dec 12th, 2014 02:14 pm
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It can be tested as a class I or II.
I'll be testing them as class II.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 19th, 2014 09:53 pm
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48hp and can be ridden by car drivers who passed their test before 2001 without L-plates. Now that's scary. I doubt if any of them will actually make it to three years old. Plus BMW will no doubt recall them all for suspension problems........

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 Posted: Thu Jul 17th, 2014 09:40 pm
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Apparently, it can be ridden on an A1 restricted licence. I'm guessing it will fall into the class 2 category. I'm sure we will get a S/N about it in due course.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 17th, 2014 09:22 pm
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It does for licence requirements kit, but not for MOT.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 17th, 2014 08:05 pm
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As a non bike tester, can I ask does power output count?

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 Posted: Thu Jul 17th, 2014 06:47 pm
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I was down at my local BMW motorcycle dealer today picking up bikes to test for them. Whilst I was waiting (and enjoying a free ice cold drink from their well stocked fridge) I had a quick look at the new C Evolution electric scooter. Its as big as a maxi scooter does 120 KMH and can be ridden on a A1 bike licence (same as a 50cc Moped). Its Max output is 48hp. Yet it can be ridden by a car driver who passed their test before 2001 without displaying L Plates.

My question is: What test class is it?
Its less than 200 cc (It's zero cc!)so is it a class 1?
If so what are the tread depth requirements? 1mm or just visible tread?

Any ideas will be noted with interest.

Kev.

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