Full Licence

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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. 

You need to be at least 24 years old, or have held an A2 licence for 2 years and have a valid CBT certificate and theory certificate.

Category A2, This is a medium powered bike licence,  allowing you to ride bikes up to 46.6bhp (25kw) 

You need to be at least 19 years old and have a valid CBT certificate and theory certificate.

Category A1 gives you a 125cc licence, maximum power of 14.6 bhp (11kw)

You need to be at least 17 years old and have a valid CBT certificate and theory certificate.

 

 

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.

The module 1 test

The module 2 test: Part 1 – The briefing

The module 2 test : Part 2 – Safety questions

The module 2 test : Part 3 – on-road briefing

The Module 2 test : Part 4 – On-Road Riding

The Module 2 test: Part 5 – The Result

More information regarding tests can be found here: