A1 (125cc – LIGHT) MOTORCYCLE TEST

The A1, or Light Motorcycle Test is taken on a 120cc to125cc machine that must be capable of at least 55mph and have no more than 11kW engine power. On completion of the A1 test, the rider will have a full motorcycle license and can take off their L Plates, carry a passenger and ride on the motorway. The rider however will be restricted to a 125cc motorcycle. The requirements to complete the A1 Light Motorcycle License Course are;

  • 17 years of age or over
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence with provisional category A (motorcycle entitlement)
  • A valid CBT certificate
  • A valid theory test pass certificate (This should be obtained before the start of the course)
  • An Automatic option is available for this test if prefered

A2 (47bhp – Standard) Motorcycle Test

The A2, or Standard Motorcycle Test is taken on a machine of at least 395cc and be between 20kW and 35kW engine power (47bhp). On completion of the A2 test, the rider will have a full motorcycle license and can take off their L Plates, carry a passenger and ride on the motorway. The rider however will be restricted for 2 years (or until reaching the age of 24 years) to riding a machine of no more than 35kW. At this point if you want to ride an unrestricted bike you will need to take the Mod 1 and 2 practical tests again on a machine of at least 595cc and have at least 40kW engine power. The requirements to complete the A2 Standard Motorcycle License Course are;

  • 19 years of age or over (you do not have to have passed your A1 previously)
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence with provisional category A (motorcycle entitlement)
  • A valid CBT certificate
  • A valid theory test pass certificate (This should be obtained before the start of the course)
  • An Automatic option is available for this test if prefered

A (Unrestricted) Motorcycle Test

Category A / Unrestricted Test is taken on a machine of at least 595cc and must have at least 40kW engine power. On successful completion of the category A test, the rider will have a full motorcycle license and can take off their L Plates, carry a passenger and ride on the motorway. There are no restrictions and the license is effective immediately.The requirements to complete the A Unrestricted Motorcycle License Course are;

  • 24 years of age or over (you do not have to have passed your A1 or A2 previously)
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence with provisional category A (motorcycle entitlement)
  • A valid CBT certificate
  • A valid theory test pass certificate (This should be obtained before the start of the course)

A (Accelerated Access) Motorcycle Test

Category A / Unrestricted Test is taken on a machine of at least 595cc and must have at least 40kW engine power. On successful completion of the category A test, the rider will have a full motorcycle license and can take off their L Plates, carry a passenger and ride on the motorway. There are no restrictions and the license is effective immediately.The requirements to complete the A Unrestricted Motorcycle License Course are;

  • 21 years of age or over (You must have held your A2 licence for two years or have turned 24 years old)
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence with full category A2 (motorcycle entitlement)
  • Motorcycle Theory is not required on this occasion

What to do next

Call or email us. We’ll always advise getting in touch with us first to discuss any potential course. We want to make sure you achieve your goal of gaining a full licence in a safe and timely manner. An assessment session may be advised to help determine how many days will be appropriate, as we don’t want you to spend more than you need too but we do have a responsibility to ensure you have been given adequate training to ensure you enjoy your new licence to its full. Assessment sessions are usually conducted at our Westpoint site where we will introduce you to the size bike you plan to take your test on and (if deemed suitable to do so) you’ll be given the opportunity to ride it around our large training area and full scale practice road network. If you book with us for the advised number of days following an assessment then the assessment fee will be deducted from your total course fee.