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post #1 of 8 Old 01-30-2015, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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UK A2 Licence Friendly Motorcycles



The learner legal segment is becoming one of the hottest contested and one of the more compelling areas of the market. With that, lets consider the top A2 compliant bikes.

Honda CB300F

While not offered in the UK yet, its already on sale in the USA and proving to be plenty popular with the commuter community, a reworked (softer) version of the new CBR300R.



KTM RC390

Based of the Duke 390 (also A2 compliant) the RC390 is the most powerful bike of the segment, also the most agressive. Supersport ergonomics and top shelf kit make it an intimidating competitor, the price however may prove prohibitive.



Kawasaki Z250SL

The naked variant of the Ninja 250 SL actually competes in house with the Z300. However the 300 makes use of the venerable parallel twin while the 250SL makes dues with a punchy single and exotic trellis (sound familiar).



Kawasaki Z300

Naked version of the Ninja 300, good looking, stout parallel twin, not as lithe as the Z250SL however.



Yamaha R3

Headline grabbing and gorgeous to boot. Price undercuts the venerable Ninjette and uppity new comer KTM. One of the most powerful bikes in class.



Ninja 250SL

One of the biggest boons going for the 250 Ninjette is price, it cuts more than a grand off the Ninja 300s starting price, one of the cheaper options in class, however its also one of the most tossable options.

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-30-2015, 04:45 PM
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Great guide here, overall there are some great bikes here to choose from with A2, which for a lot of folks will leave them happy for long enough
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post #3 of 8 Old 02-05-2015, 04:43 PM
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how they have structured the licencing system with the age of riders is great, by time they're ready to buy a high CC bike, they're at a stage where they are more mature about it.
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-05-2015, 06:15 PM
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the 250SL or Duke are the two bike i reco to anyone looking at certification, the light weight makes them a dream for learning fundamentals...
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-06-2015, 06:24 PM
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the 250SL or Duke are the two bike i reco to anyone looking at certification, the light weight makes them a dream for learning fundamentals...
Yup, and fun enough that it should last them long enough, but there are those guys that will want to go up in CC's soon after.
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-28-2015, 04:50 PM
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Great information for UK riders here. It must be a bit annoying to have to plan your bike purchases around your license but there are still some great choices within the restricted range.
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Great information for UK riders here. It must be a bit annoying to have to plan your bike purchases around your license but there are still some great choices within the restricted range.
its prudent and keeps tossers from becoming one with the scenery...
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-10-2015, 02:10 PM
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I'm sure it's been serving them well with having that sort of structure and control.
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