A2 – Restricted Licence

The A2 restricted licence is aimed mainly at those who want a full motorcycle licence, but do not intend riding a too powerful a motorbike in the immediate future. It is most commonly achieved by those aged nineteen to twenty four inclusive as the only larger capacity licence that can be gained at that age.

You must complete CBT, a Motorcycle Theory Test before taking this test.

The training and test throughout the course is the same as the Direct access scheme.

Please see Direct Access page for details of course structures and pricing as they are identical.

Students will complete the course and take their practical test on a motorcycle with an engine size of at least 395cc with a power output of at least 33.3 BHP (25kW). A pass will entitle the license holder to ride motorcycles up to 35KW or 46.6bhp under a full license.

We use Kawasaki ER6 (650) machines restricted.

Accelerated Access

Riders who reach the age of 24 or have held the A2 restricted licence for 2 years, but who wish to ride larger bikes will need to pass a further test on an unrestricted 600cc bike. They may practice on a 600cc bike under the same practice conditions for direct access riders. You will revert to learner status while practicing (on an unrestricted 600cc bike) although test failure will not affect your existing licence. Once you pass your “A” motorcycle test you can then ride any motorbike or scooter of your choice.

Our A2 motorcycle licence courses are run from Wembley, and are perfect for those people who would like to get their A2 35kw (46.6bhp) Motorcycle licence. The A2 motorbike licence is a full motorbike licence, which allows you to ride any sized motorcycle of your choice without ‘L’ Plates, carry pillion passengers and use motorways.

A standard motorcycle (category A2) is defined as a solo motorcycle with a capacity of at least 395cc with a power output between 33bhp and 46.6bhp with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.2kW per kg.

A large motorcycle (category A): Vehicles used for the direct access scheme can have an unspecified engine capacity of at least 40 kW (54 bhp), with an unspecified speed.