I obtained my full car licence before 2001. Do I still need a CBT to ride a Maeving RM1?
If you obtained your full car licence before 2001, you can legally ride a 28 mph Maeving RM1 (L1 variant) without a CBT or L plates, as it’s classed as an electric 50cc equivalent. If you would like to ride the 45 mph Maeving RM1 (L3 variant), you’ll need to pass a CBT as it’s classed as an electric 125cc equivalent.
The 28 mph Maeving RM1 is exactly the same bike as the 45 mph Maeving RM1. The speed has just been electronically restricted so that it falls into the 50cc class. One of the great things about our design is that if you buy the 28 mph version and later decide you’d like to complete your CBT and ride a 45 mph version, our engineers can simply derestrict your bike and voilà – you have a whole new motorcycle. This service will come at an additional cost, and you will need to return the bike to us for our engineers to carry it out.