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A2 Motorcycle Licence

AM, A1, A2, A are all motorcycle licences & require the same tests, they are just taken on, and allow you to ride, different sized bikes. The courses all cost the same.

To gain any motorcycle licence you must have already completed your CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) & passed your Theory Test. (Both valid 2 years)

The A2 License is a restricted category motorcycle license which you can take from 19 years of age and the test must be taken on a machine of at least 395cc with a maximum power output of 35kw/46.6bhp.

Only certain bikes are considered suitable by the DVSA for training. Check with the DVSA before considering doing the training on your own bike. We would always recommend using one of our bikes.

Who’s it for

You need to be at least 19 years old for this licence.

For most young riders getting the A2 licence at 19 is the quickest and most cost effective way to progress to a full unrestricted motorbike licence.

Those that already know this is the maximum size of bike they ever want to ride.

Who doesn’t it suit

Those who already know they want to obtain a full unrestricted A licence, but their age and/or rider experience dictates it would be more cost efficient to take the DAS Direct Access Course aged 24 & over.

We Provide

A New A2 legal Honda to complete your training on.

Full insurance so you have nothing to worry about.

What you’ll Need

Completed CBT & Passed Theory Test both within the last 2 years.

Suitable clothing, similar to what was required for your CBT

Motorcycle Helmet & Gloves

What you can Ride

A motorbike or scooter up to 35kw/46.6bhp (e.g. CB500F)

No L plates required when passed

You can carry passengers

You ARE allowed on motorways

The Training & Test

Your training will be spread over a number of days dependant on your competence on 2 wheels.

Your training team will advise you of the best plan for your experience.

Module 1 off-road test

Taken in an off-road motorcycle manoeuvring area & includes:

  • 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
  • cornering and hazard avoidance

Module 2 on-road test:

You must pass module 1 before you can take the module 2 test.

  • an eyesight check
  • ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
  • road riding
  • independent riding

Be Aware

To decide if a bike is A2 Licence legal the rules can be quite complex & involve both the power output & power to weight ratio of the bike.

However with an A2 Licence you can ride some bikes with more than max 35kw/46.6bhp if it is restricted & complies with some other limitations.

Luckily Honda has a wide selection of & some of the best performing A2 legal ready bikes, so just get in touch with any queries.

Using your Own Bike

If you wish to use your own bike you must have the following:

  • Original insurance cover note or certificate
  • Valid MOT certificate if your bike is older than 3 years
  • Valid "Road tax"
  • The bike must display L plates at both front and rear

At this stage you’re not legally allowed to ride your own A2 bike on public roads, so you will need adequate transportation to get the bike to and from the training ground.

Only certain bikes are considered suitable by the DVSA for training. Check with the DVSA before considering doing the training on your own bike. The preferred option by many would be to use one of the bikes on our fleet.

*Complete one of our courses and you will receive a certificate of achievement making you eligible for a 20% discount on helmets, clothing, gloves and boots.