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The starting point for learner motorcyclists and moped riders is the compulsory basic training course. CBT is not a test and there is no exam – On completion, learners may ride up to 125cc machines unaccompanied for 2 years. (Subject to age)

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A1 Licence

The A1 licence is aimed at those who are under 19 and want a full motorcycle licence, Restricts riders to 125cc, 11KW (14.6bhp) and can be intermediate step (Progressive Access) towards unrestricted licence for younger riders.
 

A1 Licence

A2 Licence

The A2 licence is aimed at those who are 19 and above and want a full motorcycle licence, Restricts riders to 35KW (46.6bhp) and can be intermediate step (Progressive Access) towards unrestricted licence for younger riders.

A2 Licence

Direct Access

The Direct Access Scheme (DAS) permits riders aged 24 or over to take a test on a large motorcycle, which upon successful completion allows them to ride any motorcycle without restrictions.

 

Direct Access Scheme

The New Categories

New rules for riders from 19 January 2013

The new rules will limit all riders under 19 to 125cc machines and under-21s to 47bhp.

Category A1  Those aged 17-19 will only be able to gain a licence for a machine up to 125cc and 15bhp by taking a test on a bike of similar spec.

Category A2  At 19 they can qualify for a bike up to 47bhp by doing another test or undertaking additional training. This must be done on a machine over 395cc and between 33bhp and 47bhp.

They then face a further two-year wait – and yet another test – before they can qualify to ride a bike of any power.

Category A  Those over 24 can take a single Direct Access test to immediately qualify for bikes of any power. This test must be taken on a machine of at least 595cc and 54bhp.

DSA guide to ages for the new Driving Licence rules from January 2013

Category & moped/motorcycle to be used on test

minimum age

What’s required to gain access to category

AM – Two-wheel machine with:• cubic capacity of 50cc or less• maximum design speed not exceeding 45km/h (28mph)

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CBT theory and practical test

A1 – Motorcycle without sidecar with:• cubic capacity of at least 120cc and no more than 125cc• power output not exceeding 11kW (14.6bhp)• capable of a speed of at least 90km/h (55mph)

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CBT theory and practical test

A2 – Motorcycle without sidecar with:• cubic capacity of at least 395cc• engine power of at least 25kW (33bhp) not exceeding35kW (46.6bhp)• power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.2kW/kg not derived from avehicle more than double its power

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Progressive Access must have held an A1 licence for a minimum of two years: take either apractical test or *training optionOr must hold a valid CBT and theory test certificate and take practicaltest

A – Motorcycle without a sidecar with:• cubic capacity of at least 595cc• engine power of at least 40kW (53.6bhp)

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Progressive Access must have held an A2 for a minimum of two years: take either a practical test or *training option

A – Motorcycle without a sidecar with:• cubic capacity of at least 595cc• engine power of at least 40kW (53.6bhp)

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Direct AccessHold a valid CBT and theory test certificate and practical test

Motorcycle candidates must always have a valid theory test certificate before taking their first practical motorcycle test. Unless they take the progressive access route, they must have a valid theory test certificate before taking any further practical motorcycle tests.

Learn more: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/LearnerAndNewDrivers/RidingMotorcyclesAndMopeds/index.htm