I've had my car for about 9 months now and basically I can't afford driving around with petrol at almost £1/L and having to fork out on insurance/tax/MOT etc., on top of uni fees so I'm thinking of getting a bike. These questions might be a bit dumb but I have no clue about the bike system in the UK (only been driving in the UK for the last year). Will I need another license (bike license)? Do I have to start off with one of those small noisy scooters/mopeds? Or can I go on to a 600cc bike or something similar? And whats this thing I've been hearing about where you have to have a small 125cc or something bike for at least 2 years before you can get and actual bike. Also, what would insurance be like? I assume quite a lot cheaper. Hows Tax, service and MOT price like(I'm assuming bike would do this too, maybe its called something else)? Any suggestions for a beginner bike and where to take lessons? Thanks.