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Bike categories, ages and licence requirements

Vehicles you can ride

Requirements for licence

Minimum age

AM

Mopeds with speed range of 25 km/h to 45 km/h

Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test on all powered 2-wheeled moped

16

AM

Small 3-wheelers (up to 50 cc and below 4 Kilowatt)

Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test

16

AM

Light quadricycles (weighing under 350 kg, top speed 45 km/h)

Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test

16

Q

Same as AM plus 2 or 3-wheeled mopeds with top speed of 25 km/h

Granted with AM

16

A1

Small motorbikes up to 11 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.1 kW per kg) and 125 cc

Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test

17

A1

Motor tricycles with a power output not more than 15 kW

Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test

17

A2

Medium motorbikes up to 35 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.2 kW per kg), bike mustn’t be derived from vehicle more than twice its power

Direct access - theory and practical; staged access - 2 years experience on A1 motorbike and a further practical test

19

A

Motorbikes unlimited in size/power, with or without a sidecar, and motor tricycles with power output over 15 kW

Direct access - CBT theory and practical (you must be at least 24 years old); Staged access route - held an A2 licence for a minimum of 2 years - practical test (21 or over)

24 (direct) or 21 (staged access)

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