Types of Motorcycle licence.

Motorcycle Theory and Hazard Perception Test :

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CLICK HERE to practice the Theory Test on the FREE SITE.Anyone wishing to gain a full motorcycle licence (any category) must first pass a DSA Motorcycle Theory & Hazard Perception Test. To book your Theory Test please call the DSA on 0870 010 1372 or visit www.dsa.gov.uk.

Candidates must produce photographic identity when taking their practical motorcycle test and theory test. The new style driving licence or old style with valid passport are both accepted.

'A' Direct Access Scheme (600cc) Full Licence Age 24+:

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This test allows the rider to use any machine regardless of cc or power output. The rider must be over 24 and the motorcycle must exceed 595cc and at least 40kw to take the test. Click through on Courses tab at the top of the page for further details.

'A2' Restricted Licence (395cc) Age 19+:

This licence allows a rider to use any machine up to 35kw. If a machine produces more than 35kw it is possible to restrict the machine with a kit. The restriction is in place for two years, Both practical tests must be taken on a bike of at least 395cc and between 25kw to 35kw.

 

'A1' Light Motorcycle (125cc) Age 17+:

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This licence allows a rider to ride up to 125cc with no L - plates with a passenger and can use motorways. The test must be taken on a 125cc motorcycle not exceeding 11kw.

Practical Motorbike Test:

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The DSA charge for each motorcycle practical test. Please contact Go for current cost and advice.

Candidates must produce photographic identity when taking their practical motorcycle test and theory test. The new style photo licence or old style license with valid in date passport are both accepted.

Automatic:

This applies to any of the licences listed below if the test is taken on an automatic machine. All the other restrictions apply, along with the rider being restricted to an automatic only machine.

Link to the Government's DSA site

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The government Driving Standards Agency website.