In the United Kingdom, a2 motorcycle licence is required to ride a motorcycle with an engine size of between 121 cc and 500 cc. The a2 motorcycle licence can be obtained by completing a motorcycle theory test and a motorcycle practical test. The motorcycle theory test must be taken first and must be passed before taking the motorcycle practical test.motorcycle licence
To take the motorcycle theory test, you must be at least 16 years old and have a valid full or provisional driving licence. You will need to take the multiple-choice part of the test on a computer at a test centre, and the hazard perception part of the test will need to be completed on a touch-screen computer.
The motorcycle practical test must be taken on a motorcycle that is appropriate for the licence you are applying for. If you are applying for an a2 motorcycle licence, the motorcycle you take your practical test on must have an engine size of between 121 cc and 500 cc.
The motorcycle practical test is made up of two parts – the off-road part and the on-road part. The off-road part of the test will take place in an off-road area, such as a car park or an empty field. This part of the test will assess your ability to control the motorcycle and will include manoeuvres such as turning, stopping and starting, and riding over obstacles.
The on-road part of the test will take place on public roads. This part of the test will assess your ability to ride safely in traffic and will include such things as junctions, roundabouts, and overtaking.
To pass the motorcycle practical test, you must demonstrate a good standard of motorcycle control and safety.
To get an A2 motorcycle licence in the UK, you must first complete a CBT (compulsory basic training) course and pass the motorcycle theory test. Once you have done this, you can then take your practical motorcycle test.
The A2 licence restricts you to motorcycles with an engine capacity no greater than 500cc. You can also ride a motorcycle with an unrestricted engine capacity if it has been restricted to 47bhp. This power restriction must be applied by the motorcycle manufacturer and not by the rider.
If you already have an A1 licence, you can upgrade to an A2 licence by taking a practical motorcycle test on a motorcycle with an engine capacity no greater than 500cc.
If you have an A2 licence and want to ride a motorcycle with an engine capacity greater than 500cc, you can do so by taking an additional practical motorcycle test.