I take my CBT and Full test on a sidecar outfit?
if you are registered disabled. The test differs from the standard
test taken on a solo motorcycle in a number of ways. We strongly
advise you to contact the Driving Standards Agency to clarify
the current rules for this test
|Is a motorcycle and
sidecar the same as a trike?
trikes are a specific vehicle category having symmetrically placed
wheels. They have different licence and taxation requirements
|Can I ride a sidecar
outfit on my car license?
you cannot. All car drivers, regardless of when they took their
car test, must pass a CBT before riding an outfit on the road.
Remember as far as the DSA is concerned a motorcycle and sidecar
is a motorcycle with an attachment not a car or a trike.
|Can I ride a sidecar
outfit of any size on the road with just a CBT?
could, but to bring the UK into line with EU law this has now
changed. You will require the same licence as you would for a
solo bike of the same size.
|I have passed my test
with a category 'A' License (restricted), what outfit can I ride?
can ride a bike with or without a sidecar as long as it conforms
to the licence you hold. It is very complicated so please CLICK
HERE to see the government site.
|Can I fit a sidecar
to right side of the motorcycle and ride it legally in the UK?
the motorcycle was first registered in the UK before 01/08/1981
you can legally ride it in the uk with a right hand sidecar fitted.
After that, it is illegal. Link to the actual law for clarity
HERE. Note this law clearly states date of registration NOT
date of build. This is a UK law so date of registration refers
to date of registration in the UK. MORE
I need to wear a helmet when riding a sidecar outfit?
you do, it is registered as a motorcycle. Passengers in the sidecar
are not required to wear a helmet, but if the passenger is on
the pillion seat of the motorcycle they must wear a helmet.
I have to get a new MOT and tell my insurance company
your motorcycle is old enough to need an MOT it is important to
have it MOT tested as soon as the sidecar is fitted even if it
already has an MOT as a solo. You should also contact your insurance
company and tell them you have fitted a sidecar. Your premium
will almost certainly not change, but you should tell if you modify
your bike in anyway.