Which Motorcycle Licence Is For You?

Age 16+... Category AM

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What You Need:

 

Provisional licence

CBT Required (valid for 2 years)

L plates


What Are The Restrictions?


You can ride a moped or scooter up to 50cc with a top speed not above 28mph, displaying L plates.


 If you train for and pass the DVSA theory test, module 1 and module 2 tests for category AM mopeds / scooters you do not need to show L plates or ever renew your CBT. 

Age 17+... Category A1

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What You Need:


Provisional licence or full car licence with provisional motorcycle entitlement

CBT Required (valid for 2 years)

L plates


What Are The Restrictions?


You can ride a light motorcycle, up to 125cc, category A1 displaying L plates.


If you train for and pass the DVSA theory test, module 1 and module 2 tests for cat A1 motorcycles you do not need to show L plates or ever renew your CBT.

Age 19+... Category A2

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What You Need:


Provisional licence or full car licence with provisional motorcycle entitlement 

CBT Required


What Are The Restrictions?


You MUST pass DVSA theory test, module 1 and module 2 bike tests for middleweight motorcycles, category A2. 


 You can ride motorbikes with a:


  • power output up to 35kW
  • power to weight ratio not more than 0.2kW/kg


The motorbike must also not be derived from a vehicle of more than double its power.


You can also ride motorbikes in category A1.



Age 24+... Category A

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What You Need:

 

Provisional licence or full car licence with provisional motorcycle entitlement 

CBT Required


What Are The Restrictions?


 You MUST pass DVSA theory test, module 1 and module 2 bike tests for unrestricted motorcycles, category A.  


 You can ride:


  • motorcycles with a power output more than 35kW or a power to weight ratio more than 0.2kW/kg
  • motor tricycles with a power output more than 15kW


You can also ride motorcycles in categories A1 and A2.



Progressive Access..

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You can of course follow the path shown above, meaning that you could obtain your full unrestricted motorcycle licence at age 21. 


This is called Progressive Access.