Test Categories

If I pass my full test on a 125cc scooter can I ride any cc scooter?

The answer is no and all new test categories for both motorbikes and scooters are listed below:-


Licence category : A1  – Small motorbikes up to 11kW(and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.1kW per kg) and 125cc.


Minimum age 17 years, CBT, theory test and practical tests. If you wish to ride a larger cc then the tests below apply depending on the cc.


Licence category : A2 – A motorcycle of a power not exceeding 35kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.2kW per kg) bike must not be derived from vehicle more than twice its power.


Direct Access – Minimum age 19 years, CBT, theory test and practical tests

 Staged Access – 2 years experience and a further practical test.


Licence category : A – Motorbikes unlimited in size/power, with or without a sidecar and motor tricycles with power exceeding 15kW


Direct Access – Minimum age 24 years, CBT, theory test and practical tests

Staged Access – Age 21 years and over , must have held an A2 licence for a minimum of 2 years and then pass practical tests


Practical tests are the MOD 1 and MOD2 explained earlier. Licence category A2 – trainees can ride our Suzuki GS500cc’s to test and Licence category A -trainees can ride to test – our Fazer 600cc’s, cbf 600cc or our two new glaidus 6500 cc’s with lowered suspension if needed

Any further information re Licence categories not covered please do not hesitate to contact us.

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