What category is a full UK motorcycle licence?
A full motorcycle licence is Category A and you need to be at least 24 years old to get one. depending on your age, there are three other categories of motorcycle licence you might hold. AM is the licence you get if you do your CBT aged 16.
What is the highest motorbike licence?
The A licence
The highest of all bike licences, and the holy grail if you want a big motorcycle! The A licence can be taken from a direct access route from the age of 24. You are not restricted in size or power of a motorcycle with an A licence.
How do I get a full UK bike licence?
To get a full licence you have to sit a number of theory and practical riding tests, each consisting of two parts called mod 1 and mod 2. You will qualify in a series of steps, known as ‘staged access’ and, if you’re over 24, you may be able to skip certain parts in what is called direct access.
Is category a full bike license?
Yes, you must have a licence which allows you to ride motorcycles (category A). The licence can be: A provisional driving licence with motorcycle entitlement. A full car licence which automatically provides provisional motorcycle entitlement.
Can I ride a 250cc motorcycle on a car licence?
Are there any bikes you can ride with just a car licence? In short, no there isn’t. If you just own a full driving licence, you can’t ride any sort of motorcycle on the roads without taking the relevant tests and having further entitlements.
What is a full driving licence?
Once you’ve passed the theory and practical parts of the driving test, you’ll receive your full driving licence. The full licence card is pink, instead of green. You must apply for your full licence within two years of passing your test or your pass certificate won’t be valid and you’ll have to re-sit your test.
What are the types of motorcycle license?
Bike categories, ages and licence requirements
|Licence category||Vehicles you can ride||Minimum age|
|A1||Motor tricycles with a power output not more than 15 KW||17|
|A2||Standard motorcycle up to 35 KW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.2 KWper kg), bike mustn’t be derived from vehicle more than twice it’s power||19|
Is an A2 licence a full licence?
The A2 motorbike licence is a full motorbike licence, which allows you to ride any sized motorcycle of your choice without ‘L’ Plates, carry pillion passengers and use motorways.
What is an A1 motorcycle licence?
The A1 Motorcycle Licence is available for people aged 17 or above who only want to ride a scooter/moped or motorbike with a maximum engine size of up to 125cc. Many people consider the A1 licence as a so called “permanent CBT”, with the added privilege of being able to use motorways, and carry pillion passenger’s.
What is a Category A motorcycle?
Category A1 (small motorcycles up to 11kw – 125cc)
Category A1 covers small motorcycles with: a cylinder capacity not more than 125cc. power output not more than 11kW and a power/ weight ratio not exceeding 0.1kW/ kg. motor tricycles with a power not exceeding 15kW.
Why is Category A on my driving licence?
Category A Licence
This lets you ride bikes with a power exceeding 35 kW, and also covers motor tricycles over 15 kW.
What is a Category A licence?
Holders of a Category A licence are allowed to drive any bike of any sized engine. The licence is only available to riders aged 24 and over, or 21 and over if you’ve held an A2 licence for two years. You need to have completed your compulsory basic training (CBT) and passed a theory and practical test.
What cc bike can I ride with Category A?
The A1 licence
An A1 licence allows riders aged 17 and over to: Ride a light motorcycle up to 11 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.1kW per kg) and 125 cc (rough top speed of 60mph)