I'm considering buying a motorcycle. This isn't a mid-life crisis thing, more an economical way to commute to work. I've had a car licence since 1987 so have a provisional motorcycle licence. This used to mean I could ride any bike up to 125cc or unrestricted with a sidecar on. I understand the 125cc thing went in favour of a power rating and the sidecar loophole went altogether. Compusory Bike Tests came in too but I don't know whether I need one to take advantage of my provisional licence. So the question is: What do I have to do to get on the road? I'll perhaps start a separate thread on which bike to choose so as to avoid this thread getting to complicated!