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There are three types of motorcycle licences you can obtain. These include the A1 Motorcycle Licence the A2 and A (Direct Access). Academy Motorcycle Training offer all of these courses.

Motorcycle Licence (A1) - What you need to get your licence:

The Light Motorcycle Licence restricts riders to any bike up to 125cc and a power output of 11kW (14.6bhp). The practical test must be taken on a bike between 100 and 125cc.


  • You must first have a Provisional licence with motorcycle entitlement, or a full car or moped licence. If you do not have any of these, then you need to apply for your provisional licence.
  • You must now take your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), this however is not required if you have passed your moped test after the 1st of December 1990.
  • You can now ride on public roads with L-plates on a learner motorcycle (up to 125cc). You are not allowed to carry a pillion passenger.
  • You now need to take and pass your Motorcycle Theory Test. However, if you have a full moped licence, you only need to take this test if you obtained your licence before the 1st of July 1996.
  • Be 17-19 years of age
  • You can now apply for your Motorcycle Practical Test.
  • You will take your test on a motorcycle between 100 and 125cc.


Pass


If you pass, you may discard your L-plates and carry a pillion passenger. You can now ride any motorcycle up to 125cc with a power output of up to 11kW (14.6Bhp).


Fail


If you fail, you will have to apply for your practical test again. You'll have to remember that your theory test pass and CBT certificate (DL196) have a life of two years.


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A2 Motorcycle Licence - The following tells you exactly what you need to do to get your licence:

The Standard Motorcycle Licence is obtained if the practical test is taken on a bike of at least 395cc and a power output of between 33-46.6bhp


After passing the motorcycle practical test, you will be restricted for two years to riding a bike of up to 46.6. After this time period, you may take another test on a machine of at least 595cc and a minimum of 53.6bhp. Once passed you may ride any size machine with no restrictions.


  • You must first have a Provisional licence with motorcycle entitlement, or a full car or moped licence. If you do not have any of these, then you need to apply for your provisional licence.
  • You must now take your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), this however is not required if you have passed your moped test after the 1st of December 1990.
  • You can now ride on public roads with L-plates on a learner motorcycle (up to 125cc). You are not allowed to carry a pillion passenger.
  • You now need to take and pass your Motorcycle Theory Test. However, if you have a moped licence, you only need to take this test if you obtained your licence before the 1st of July 1996.
  • Age 19-24
  • You can now apply for your Motorcycle Practical Test.
  • You will take the test on a machine of at least 395cc and power output between 33 and 46.6bhp


Pass
If you pass, you may discard your L-plates, and carry a pillion passenger. You will be restricted to a motorcycle with a power output of 46.6bhp for two years. After this period, you may take the Direct Access test (A)


Fail


If you fail, you will have to apply for your practical test again. You'll have to remember that your theory test pass and CBT certificate (DL196) have a life of two years.


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Direct/Accelerated Access - These are the steps you must follow if you plan on taking this course:

Direct Access: The practical test must be taken on a minimum 595cc motorcycle with a power output of at least 53.6bhp


Accelerated Access: Riders who reach the age of 24 while still within the two-year restriction period, and who wish to ride larger bikes, may practice on bikes of 595cc or above (53.3Bhp) in order to take the test allowing access to larger bikes. The same test and practice conditions for Direct Access riders will apply. Although you will revert to learner status while practising, and test failure will not affect your existing licence.


  • First of all you MUST be at least 24.
  • You must take your CBT if you have not already done so, this can be done either on a learner motorcycle (up to 125cc) or on a larger machine.
  • You may ride on public roads with L-plates on a learner motorcycle (up to 125cc) or on a larger bike only when accompanied by an approved instructor on another bike in radio contact.
  • You can now take your practical motorcycle test, this will be on a machine of at least 595cc and with a minimum of 53.6.bhp


Pass


If you pass, you may discard your L-plates and ride any size of motorcycle.


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