Off-road motorbikes and quads can cause a lot of confusion when it comes to making them legal for use in the UK. This is because there are a huge range of types and styles available, as well as many custom and modified models that may not fall under the traditional umbrella of ‘road-legal’ in the UK.
In general, unless you’re only using your bike off-road, on private land with the landowner’s permission, both you and the bike will need to meet the following criteria in order to be considered safe on the road;
- You'll need the correct type of motorbike licence in place, which will usually depend on your age, and the size of the bike you ride. You can find a breakdown of the motorbike licence categories on the GOV.UK website
- Your bike will need to be registered with the DVLA and taxed
- You'll also need an active insurance policy in place, to protect you against the potential costs of damaging or injuring another person or property