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So you want to obtain a FULL motorcycle licence??

On 19th January 2013 the rules for riding motorcycles changed.

DVSA video of January 2013 changes (new window)

DVSA flow charts of "routes to your licence" (new window)

Everyone who wants to obtain a full motorcycle licence must first complete a (CBT) Compulsory Basic Training course and pass a Motorcycle (Theory Test). Both of these certificates have a 2 year life.

Once both of these have been completed then depending on your age you can now go for a Full Category A licence or a Sub-Category A1 or A2 licence.

Aged 17-18 you are eligible for a SUB-CATEGORY A1 (Light Motorcycle) Licence.

Our Yamaha SR125cc motorcycle Our Yamaha SR125cc motorcycle

  • What is a Category A1 bike?
    • a motorcycle without a side car
    • be at least 120cc and no more than 125cc
    • not have more than 11kW power (14.6bhp)
    • be capable of at least 55mph (90km/h)

  • (1) Complete a (CBT) course.

  • (2) Pass your motorcycle (Theory Test).

  • (3) Pass your off-road (Module 1) practical test on a category A1 motorcycle.

  • (4) Pass your on-road (Module 2) Practical test on a category A1 motorcycle.

    • You can discard your "L" plates.
    • You are allowed to carry a pillion passenger.
    • You are allowed to ride on motorways.
    • You are restricted to ride motorcycles suitable for category A1.

Aged 19-23 you are eligible for a SUB-CATEGORY A2 (Medium Motorcycle) Licence.

Our Suzuki Gladius 650cc motorcycle restricted to 35KW for an A2 licence Our Suzuki Gladius 650cc motorcycle restricted to 35KW for an A2 licence

  • What is a Category A2 bike?

    • a motorcycle without a side car
    • is at least 395cc
    • has a power output between 20kW and 35kW (26bhp and 46.6bhp)
    • There's no upper engine size limit, but:
      • the power to weight ratio must not exceed 0.2kW/kg
      • it must not be derived from a motorcycle of more than double its power

  • (1) Complete a (CBT) course.

  • (2) Pass your motorcycle (Theory Test).

  • (3) Pass your off-road (Module 1) practical test on a category A2 motorcycle.

  • (4) Pass your on-road (Module 2) practical test on a category A2 motorcycle.

    • You can discard your "L" plates.
    • You are allowed to carry a pillion passenger.
    • You are allowed to ride on motorways.
    • You are restricted to ride motorcycles suitable for category A2 for 2 years.
    • after 2 years you are now eligible to go for your category A licence 21-23 years

Aged 21-23 and want to go for a CATEGORY A (Unrestricted) Licence.

Our Suzuki Gladius 650cc motorcycle Our Suzuki Gladius 650cc motorcycle

  • What is a Category A bike?

    • a motorcycle without a side car
    • be at least 595cc
    • have a power output of at least 40kW (53.6bhp) engine power
    • from the end of 2018 the minimum power will be raised to at least 50kW
    • from the end of 2018 a minimum kerb weight of 180kg will apply

  • (!) You must have held an A2 for at least 2 years wait till you are 24+.

  • (!) You will not need a valid CBT certificate.

  • (!) You will not need to pass the Motorcycle theory test again.

  • (1) Pass your off-road (Module 1) practical test on a category A motorcycle.

  • (2) Pass your on-road (Module 2) Practical test on a category A motorcycle.

    • You can discard your "L" plates.
    • You are allowed to carry a pillion passenger.
    • You are allowed to ride on motorways.
    • You can now ride a motorcycle of any size and power.
Aged 24+ you are eligible for a CATEGORY A (Unrestricted) Licence.

Our Suzuki Gladius 650cc motorcycle Our Suzuki Gladius 650cc motorcycle

  • What is a Category A bike?

    • a motorcycle without a side car
    • be at least 595cc
    • have a power output of at least 40kW (53.6bhp) engine power
    • from the end of 2018 the minimum power will be raised to at least 50kW
    • from the end of 2018 a minimum kerb weight of 180kg will apply

  • (1) Complete a (CBT) course.

  • (2) Pass your motorcycle (Theory Test).

  • (3) Pass your off-road (Module 1) practical test on a category A motorcycle.

  • (4) Pass your on-road (Module 2) Practical test on a category A motorcycle.

    • You can discard your "L" plates.
    • You are allowed to carry a pillion passenger.
    • You are allowed to ride on motorways.
    • You can now ride a motorcycle of any size and power.