A1 Bike Insurance

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A1 Motorcycle Insurance

Find the right insurance cover for your 125cc A1 bike

Whether you are riding your sub 125cc bike on L plates after passing the CBT, or have passed the A1 light motorcycle test, you’re going to need suitable insurance for your A1 class machine.

Biker Insure compares 25+ of the best motorcycle insurance brokers in the UK, helping A1 motorcycle licence holders to find cheap insurance deals for their 125cc and under bikes.

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What is an A1 bike licence?

The A1 motorcycle license is a type of bike license that can be taken by riders aged 17 and over. It sits between the 16-year-old accessible moped (AM) license, and the A2 motorcycle license.

If you are aged 17 or 18, it’s the only motorcycle license that can be applied for.

How to get an A1 motorcycle license

If you are over 17 and want to ride an A1 class motorcycle, you’ll need a valid license with provisional motorcycle entitlement.

Next, you’ll need to complete your CBT (compulsory basic training). Once you’ve completed your CBT, you can ride your A1 class bike with L plates on the road until your CBT expires.

Your CBT will last for two years. You can either retake another CBT, or take the A1 motorcycle test.

You cannot take pillions or ride on motorways during this stage.

Remember: you will also need to insure your A1 class motorcycle to legally ride on the road.

Once you have your CBT and also a valid theory test certificate, you can then take the two-part practical A1 motorcycle test. This must be done on a bike between 120cc and 125cc with a power not exceeding 11kW (14.75bhp).

What is an A1 motorcycle, and what bikes can be ridden with an A1 license?

Once you have an A1 license, and as long as you have suitable insurance, you can now ride any motorcycle up to 125cc and 11kW (14.75bhp) without L plates. You can also ride on motorways and carry pillions.

The 125cc and under class (i.e., bikes you can ride on an A1 license) is possibly the most crowded class in motorcycling today.

All the major bike manufacturers have machines in this category, so it’s really up to you to decide on the style of machine that’s right for you. In addition to ample sub-125 machines from the big Japanese four, there is now an increasing amount of competition in the A1 bike class from the likes of Lexmoto and other Chinese manufacturers.

Whether you’re looking for sports bike styling such as the Yamaha YZF-R125, need a more traditional commuter like a Honda CB125, or something a bit left-field like the streetfighter styled KTM125 Duke, there really is something to emulate the look and feel of pretty much any class of big bike.

What are the cheapest A1 bikes to inure?

There are no hard and fast rules when determining which 125cc A1 bike will be the cheapest to insure. As a rule of thumb, the more expensive the bike and the “sportier” the style, the higher premiums are likely to be. Newer bikes will also be typically more expensive to insure than equivalent older models, although this might not always the case.

Because motorcycle insurance quotes depend on a multitude of factors – not just the bike, but also the personal circumstances of the rider, it’s always going to be easier to find the cheapest A1 bike insurance by comparing the market with a motorcycle comparison service like Biker Insure.

If you haven’t yet bought your A1 bike and the cost of insurance is a deciding factor, you can compare different makes and models of 125cc bikes for free using Biker Insure. Simply enter your details once, and then run new quotes on the system after selecting a different A1 motorcycle.

If you already own a 125cc bike and are looking for cheap insurance, simply enter your reg number into the system, plus your personal details and the type of insurance you are looking for. Biker Insure will compare 25+ of the best motorcycle insurance brokers in the UK to find the cheap insurance deals for your A1 bike.

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