A2 Licence

47BHP Licence

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What can I ride with a full A2 licence?

An A2 licence allows riders aged 19 and over to:

  • Ride a bike that produces no more than 35 kW or 47bhp (these are normally advertised as A2 bikes in dealer showrooms).
  • Ride without L-plates on.
  • Carry a pillion passenger.
  • Ride on motorway.

REMEMBER – that the maximum power to weight ratio is not allowed to be more than 0.2kwh per kg, also any bike that produces more than 70kwh or 94bhp in standard factory issue cannot be restricted down to 35kwh.

How do I get a full A2 Licence?

The direct route:

  • Be at least 19 years old.
  • Have a valid CBT certificate.
  • Pass the motorbike Theory test.
  • Pass the two-module motorbike practical test.

The progressive route:

  • If you have held a full A1 licence for at least two years then you can upgrade to an A2 licence by passing the two-part practical test, without taking your theory again.
  • If you are 19 and have held a full A1 licence for less than two years, you will have to pass the motorbike Theory test again before passing the two-part practical test.
  • This test must be taken on a minimum of a 395cc motorcycle with a power output of between 20 kW (27bhp) and 35 kW (47bhp).

Category A2 Licence

Get the 47bhp Licence

  • Tutition from just £40 per hour.
  • Guranteed Training Courses Available.
  • Bike hire available.
  • Use of Safety equipment at no extra cost.
  • Advice and information from our helpful instructors.
  • Ideally located for Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield and Leicestershire.
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What's next?

The next step:

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About the Practical Test

What does the test consist of?

The practical test is a two-part test, both of which you have to pass to attain your licence. These parts are known as module one and module two.

Module 1

This section comprises a 20-minute off-road driving module which tests riders on the following skills:

  • Wheeling the moped or motorcycle and using the stand.
  • Riding a slalom and figure of 8.
  • A slow ride.
  • A U-turn.
  • Cornering and a controlled stop.
  • Cornering and an emergency stop (minimum speed of 19mph for mopeds and 32mph for motorcycles).
  • Cornering and hazard avoidance (minimum speed of 19mph for mopeds and 32mph for motorcycles).

Module 2

The second part of the practical test, module two, is a 40-minute on-road test that includes road riding, independent riding and motorcycle safety check questions.

  • An eyesight check – You’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres.
  • ‘Show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions.
  • Road riding – During this section you will ride in a number of road and traffic conditions.
  • The examiner will give you directions using a radio while they follow on a motorcycle.
  • Independent riding – This section is roughly 10 minutes long and allows the instructor to assess your ability to ride safely while making your own decisions by giving you directions to follow.