Motorcycle Test Rules

These are the up-to-date motorcycle test rules

Important information about test rules

The main change to the motorcycle test is the Direct Access Scheme (DAS) age is going up from 21 to 24. However, if you are aged 21 – 23 and have held an A2 licence for a minimum of two years, you can also take a full motorcycle test to ride a bike of any size. This is known as the progressive access route. You will need to complete the CBT and theory test first for both the DAS and the progressive access routes.


Your Age As Of 19/01/2013 Engine Size Allowed Licence Category Available
17 & 18 125cc A1
19 to 24 395cc A2
21 to 23

*With two years A2 Licence

Any A
24 Any A


If this all sounds rather confusing, do not worry. The DSA have brought in these regulations & have no definitive list of bikes that will comply! If in doubt or if you have any questions, please contact us and we will guide you through the rules.

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