Motorcycle Training for CBT and Direct Access licenses
Provisional Licence for Motorcycles
The laws for motorcycles tests changed on 19th January 2013. To make life simple for the new motorcylist there are two main categories that a rider may be interested in:
1. Large motorcycle any power, any size. Licence name, Cat A
To get this licence you will need to be 24 years of age (or have held an A2 motorbike licence for 2 years already – see below) We provide all the bikes, gear and instruction, and go through the process of CBT, Module 1 and Module 2. A motorcycle theory test is needed for you to be able to sit the final tests but not needed for the training. You start on a 125cc motorcycles for CBT then move to our new 600cc full power bikes. On passing – you can ride any motorcycle, any power, no restrictions.
2. Medium power motorcycle up to 46Bhp. Licence name, Cat A2
To get this licence you will need to be 19 years of age. I provide all the bikes, gear and instruction, and go through the process of CBT, Module 1 and Module 2. A motorcycle theory test is needed for you to be able to sit the final tests but not needed for the training. You start on a 125 motorcycle for CBT then move to my Suzuki 500, This complys fully with the new laws! On passing – you can ride any motorcycle up to 46Bhp You can buy many bikes that produce upto 46Bhp, such as the Honda NC700 . You can also restrict any motorcycle to 46Bhp, so long as the original power output was not over 92Bhp. Its really easy to get a bike restricted and a good motorcycle shop will be able to help.
There is no automatic upgrades of licence – if you wish to move up to a full (A) licence you will need to retake the module 1 and 2 tests on an unrestricted 600cc bike when you have reached 24 years of age or held the A2 licence for 2 years.
3. 125cc licence – cat A1 for riders aged min age 17
A1 – aged 17 you may take your test on a 125cc bike. You will be limited to just 125cc but will be able to take off your L plates and carry a passenger. There is no automatic upgrade after 2 years as there was before Jan 19th 2013.
Full moped licence – cat AM for riders min age 16
AM – Aged 16 you may take a full moped test – you can ride up to 49cc moped with no L plates and carry a pillion passenger You will also be allowed to drive a light quadracycle car – 5Bhp – limited to 28 Mph.
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