Which urban commuter motorcycles only require a CBT to get you on the road?
With the announcements this week of the modest easing of lockdown restrictions across Britain (devolved administrations still have their own lockdown restrictions in place), there has been a considerable shift from people in certain sectors seeking ways to return to work.
For many people, especially those who need to use public transport to travel to & from work, this poses a real dilemma & one of the main concerns for the transitional lifting of lockdown measures, are the fears for public safety on public transport.
A survey of 3000 participants by Auto Trader found that nearly half of UK public transport users (48%) said they would be less likely to use it once lockdown restrictions have been lifted (2) & of those surveyed some 56% who do not currently own a car, would consider their personal transport options & personal space considerations, by purchasing a car. (1)
Cars are the most common mode of transport regardless of the journey type. 94% of British car journeys are under 25 miles, with 58% under five miles in 2018. 87% of car users in England are of the view that their current lifestyle means they need to own a car. (2)
However, for many thousands of commuters & workers across Britain who do not have access to a car & are very mindful or concerned about using public transport; one other option is using a motorcycle as a form of commuter or work transport.
Many bikers across Britain already use their motorcycles for work transport. However, with Theory Test centres still closed (at the time of writing), gaining a full licence for a motorcycle over 125cc has it’s challenges.
However, for those considering motorcycling as alternative to using a car or public transport; there are some options which can safely & securely get a worker from A to B with only the need of a CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) & with some motorcycle training establishments safely providing CBT training; this could be the time to consider access to motorcycle commuting.
We approached Andy Sills of Andy Sills Motorcycles who specialises in 50cc & 125cc motorcycles, for some motorcycle recommendations which only require a CBT to get on the road & are perfect for urban commuters.
The AJS Digita 50cc
The AJS Digita 50cc is a no frills scooter & is only £1199 on the road with warranty & free AA cover for 1 year. This is a superb option if you are 16 or have passed a test before Feb 2001 as there is no CBT required.
The Sym Scooter range are great.
The Sym Scooter range are great. The Mask 125cc is the budget version at £1999 on the road, with a 5 year warranty.
The AJS range of bikes are fantastic.
The AJS range of bikes are fantastic & give you the classic bike look too. The range comes in 125cc & start around £2399 with 2 years warranty now & AA cover.
The Sinnis Terrain is another great 125cc.
The Sinnis Terrain is another great 125cc & a good around town commuter bike. The Terrain looks like a Mini Bmw GS with full luggage & it’s only £2699 with 2 year warranty & 2 years AA cover.
The surge in electric motorcycle manufacture means there are more & more options available. For the 125cc electric range, Andy recommends the NIU & Super Soco range.
The NIU NQiTS Pro is like a 125cc & does 45mph a & has range of up to 100 miles & costs from £3196
Max speed: 45mph
Range: Up to 100 miles
Charge time: Fast charge 3.5 hours (standard charge 4.7 hours)
The Super Soco TS 1200r is an Electric bike & is £2399
Max speed: 45mph
Range: 30-40 miles
Charge time: 6-8 hours
Optional battery can be fitted to double range.
For all your motorcycling needs, contact Daniel or Katy on T: 07899 654446 / 01243 576212 or contact us through our contact page.