HC Deb 16 February 1983 vol 37 c171W
17. Mr. Speed

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement about the implementation of the new learner motor cycle limits.

Mrs. Chalker

From 1 February learner riders were restricted to machines of not more than 125cc, with a maximum power output of 9 kilowatts and a power to weight restriction of 100 kilowatts per tonne. If the machine was first registered before 1 January 1982 only the 125cc limit applies. The aim of the measure, which is based on the recommendation of the advisory council on motorcycle training, is to restrict learner riders to a machine of a size and power appropriate to their experience.