i've had this idea in my head for a long time. how bout changing the motorcycle license system to as follows:
Riders aged 21 and above
they will go for circuit and road lessons and tests on 250/400cc bikes. upon passing, they will be awarded Class 2A, ie, eligible to ride motorcycles of up to 400cc, for 1 year after date of passing. after 1 year, they will be awarded Class 2, ie, motorcycles of 400cc and above, without a need for any further tests, road or circuit; in other words, automatic upgrade.
Riders between 18 and 21 years old
they will go for curcuit and road lessons and tests on 125/150cc bikes. upon passing, they will be awarded class 2B, ie, eligible to ride bikes up to 200cc, until the age of 21, regardless of years of riding experience. upon hitting the age of 21, even if less than 1 year of 2B at this point, they will be eligible to take lessons and tests on 250/400cc bikes, circuit only, no road, and upon passing be awarded Class 2A and will be then be same as i mentioned earlier. 1 year of up to 400cc, then automatic upgrade to Class 2.
i got the idea coz most western countries dun have our system of 3 tiered motorcycle license. even Japan has phased out its old system, causing sportsbikes of 400cc to completely go out of prouction. i heard in australia, its the same system as my first paragraph.
will it make it easier for ppl to get bike license, causing more riders on the road? i dont think so. number of riders is 'controlled' by the first time any rider is awarded Class 2B. my system does not change this at all, only the capacity of the bikes.
will it produce less safe riders? heres an interesting issue to discuss. i dont think so. are we any less capable than our western counterparts? i just feel that this way, we save lots of time and money. i dun feel a need for me to take class 2 and go thru the same circuit a third time in my life. waste my time and money and how does it really make me a better rider any more than going out on a class 2 bike immediately, bearing in mind my system also has in place a necessary 1 year riding adjustment period.