There are three main bike tests available depending on age and experience:
Category A, This is a full power licence for any size of bike, sometimes called the DAS licence.
Category A2, This is a medium powered bike licence, allowing you to ride bikes up to 46.6bhp (25kw)
Category A1 gives you a 125cc licence, maximum power of 14.6 bhp (11kw)
What does the test involve?
There are 2 practical tests to gain a full motorcycle licence. The tests are the same for all licences, it is the bike you take the test on that dictates the type of licence you get.
- The ‘Module 1’ test takes place in an enclosed off road area at the Test Centre. We are the only bike school locally with a fully enclosed DSA approved area large enough to train you for this test.
- The ‘Module 2’ test is an on-road test that lasts for around 40 minutes while the examiner follows you and gives directions over a radio. During this ride your route will take in different types of roads, road conditions, and may include set exercises such as a ‘hill start’ and an ‘angle start’.
Here are a few YouTube videos made by the DSA to give you an idea of what to expect.
More information regarding tests can be found here: