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A1 – UK bike licence

 

Full UK bike licence with a two-year power restriction on what you can ride. Aimed at those not wanting to ride anything too powerful for two years and the only licence option “available to those aged 17+”. This licence can be gained using either a manual or automatic motorcycle.

If you take your test on an automatic, you will only be allowed to ride an automatic, which means that you will only be able ride a manual bike (geared) as a learner. If you sit your test on a manual bike, you can ride both manual and automatic.

Restrictions on what you can ride: Maximum of 14.6 b.h.p./11 kW with a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0.16kW/kg.

The restrictions are:

  • Minimum age: 17
  • Minimum test vehicle: Any motorcycle over 120cc and less than 125cc and capable of at least 62.5 m.p.h. (100 km/h). There must be certification to back this up.
  • Allows you to: Carry passengers, discard your L-plates and to ride on motorways.

 

A2 – UK bike licence

 

Full UK bike licence which allows you to ride maximum 400cc. Designed for those definitely not wanting to ride anything more powerful than a “400cc motorcycle” in 2 years. This licence can be gained using an automatic or manual motorcycle.

If you take your test on an automatic, you will only be allowed to ride an automatic, which means that you will only be able ride a manual bike (geared) as a learner. If you sit your test on a manual bike, you can ride both manual and automatic.

Restrictions on what you can ride:

  • Maximum of 400cc with a power output of no greater than 35kW/46.6 b.h.p. If you want to get rid of the restriction you will have to take another test on a more powerful motorcycle.
  • Minimum age: 19
  • Allows you to: Carry passengers, discard your L-plates and to ride on motorways.

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