The test

 

The new test is dependant on your age......

    At Age                    Test machine                        Ride when passed             New Catagory
    17 and over            120-125cc                             125cc                                    A1
    19 and over            Over 395cc under 46bhp        Any bike 33<>46bhp             A2
    24 and over            Over 595cc                            Any bike                                A

FROM 17 YEARS OLD.

This is called an A1 Light Motorcycle Test.


From 17 years old your training and test can be done on a 125cc machine the same as your CBT. After passing your test you can ride your 125cc without L plates, carry pillion passengers and use motorways. 

19 YEARS AND OVER.

This is called an A2 Medium Motorcycle Test.


From 19 years old your training and test can be done on a machine more than 395cc with a slight restriction to 46bhp. After passing your test you can ride any machine that is less than 46bhp (35kw) without L plates, carry pillion passengers and use motorways. 

Most modern machines can be restricted and manufacturers are producing new machines with this category in mind so there is something for everyone.









If this category test is taken at 19, after 2years* you can train for your Direct Access test, this means you can ride a full power machine before the age of 24  once you have passed.

24 YEARS AND OVER

This is called an A Category Direct Access Test.


From 24 years old (or around 21 on the progressive access route above*) your training and test can be done on a machine more than 595cc with a power more than 54bhp

Direct Access does what it says & allows you a direct route to a full unlimited licence by passing on a bigger bike.

After passing your test you can ride any machine without L plates, carry pillion passengers and use motorways. 

To complete your test you will need-


    A valid CBT certificate.

    A valid Theory Test certificate.

    Both parts of a valid licence.




If it is your first step in the staged access (whichever that may be- A1,A2 or A) then the documents above must be presented to the examiner before your test. If you have held a smaller category for a minimum of 2 years and are taking your next stage then you don’t need a theory test.

DOCUMENTATION

Regardless of your age if it’s your first test you will need to complete a motorcycle theory test first. This must be passed before your practical test can be booked. 

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