Do quad bikes have to be taxed?
Yes, and it is essential for you to do so if you want to ride it on public roads. The law states that, “Quad bikes must be approved, registered, taxed and have an MOT (if needed) to be used on the road. Most bikes can’t be used on the road because they don’t meet road safety standards.
Are quad bikes illegal?
Most quad bikes are only designed for off-road use. They don’t conform to law in relation to their construction and safety standards and therefore it’s illegal to use them on a road.
Can I ride a 125cc quad on a CBT?
Who can ride a 125cc vehicle? Anyone wanting to ride a 125cc vehicle must be at least 17 years old, and you must have a provisional licence and completed the relevant CBT course.
Why are quad bikes not road legal?
Do not drive the quad bike on streets, highways or paved roads or pavements – They are not designed for use on paved surfaces and may be difficult to control. Do not ride at excessive speeds. Quad bikes have a short wheelbase and maneuverability, could be very unstable and easily flip on uneven ground.
Is a quad bike an ATV?
ATVs such as quad bikes and side-by-side utility vehicles are designed to cope with a wide variety of off-road conditions, but if used carelessly can very rapidly become unstable.