As I wrote many times, I love motorcycles and have visited lots of places with my motorcycle. Naturally I have a riding license for motorcycles. I'm going to write about this license today. Riding licenses are separated into seven categories in Japan by displacement and transmission as follows:
1. displacement is 50 cc and below
2. displacement is 125 cc and below (automatic or manual transmission)
3. displacement is 400 cc and below (automatic or manual transmission)
4. displacement is 401 cc and over (automatic or manual transmission)
As for my license, I am not allowed to ride a motorcycle with an engine capacity of 401 cc and over. My scooter is 250 cc and is enough in daily life and for long tours, but I have dreamed of motorcycles over 1000 cc since my college days. I know such big motorcycles are of no use in ordinary life. However, I have thought of lifting the restriction for about 30 years. I tried to do it many times and hesitated at the same time.
I'm afraid I might have remorse later and made up my mind to enlist for the driving school today.
and below / less or equal / not over 以下