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25 October 2014

A2 Standard Motorcycle Test

A2 Motorcycle Licence

A2 47Bhp Motorcycle Licence You must be a minimum of 19 years old or over, have already passed compulsory basic training, the D.S.A. motorcycle theory test and then must take both Modules 1 & 2 of your practical test on a motorcycle that qualifies for A2 entitlement. Module 1 will be carried out at a M.P.T.C (Multi Purpose Test Centre), once this has been passed you are then able to take the on road part (Module 2) this will then give you the A2 Motorcycle entitlement. ART uses lowered Kawasaki ER500's that are restricted to 32 kW (44 Bhp). Remember that if you want to practice for your test on this size bike, you can only do so if accompanied by a professionally qualified D.S.A. approved motorcycle instructor, not just your mate with a full licence.

A2 Standard Motorcycle Test

This test must be taken on a minimum of a 395cc motorcycle with a power output of between 25 kW (33bhp) and 35 kW (47bhp).
When you have passed the A2 licence you can ride any machine of any cc but it must produce no more than 35 kW or 47bhp, you can carry passengers and ride on motorways.
(please note 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)
When you have held this entitlement for a minimum of two years (or age 21) you can then upgrade to a full motorcycle licence by one of the following two options:

1/ Take another DSA test, Mod 1 and Mod 2. (you will NOT have to take CBT or theory test again)
2/ Do a 7 hour training upgrade course (hopefully carried out by us, but as yet no answers available from the DSA!)

We can arrange road rider courses to top up your skills if you feel it necessary. All of our on road training is a maximum of 2:1, other schools may offer 4:1 which may be cheaper, but will drastically reduce the quality & safety of the tuition.
If you are a complete beginner and have never ridden before and it is an A2 licence you require, we would suggest the following:

  1. One to One lesson this would be one of our New Rider Courses.
  2. CBT, once we have seen you ride on a public road we can then recommend exactly how much training you require and also whether or not you could take both Module 1 and 2 on the same day.
  3. Motorcycle Theory Test (this can be done anytime before the rest of the training)
  4. 1 to 2 days on 125cc depending on ability and experience before moving up to A2 bike.
  5. 3 to 5 days on 395cc A2 bike depending on ability and experience before going to test.

Some examples of how many hours (days) training that will be required to reach a test standard (inc NRC + CBT):
Very experienced, 14 - 21 Hours (2 - 3 Days)
Some experience, 28 - 35 Hours (4 - 5 Days)
Complete novice, 35 - 49 Hours (5 - 7 Days)

Our Industry Registrations and Associations
DSA - Driving Standards AgencyThe Motorcycle Industry Training AssociationROSPA First Biker On Scene - First aid for bikesrsGet On Training