If you want to ride a motorcycle bigger than 125cc and are over 24, then you can take your DAS tests on a 600cc motorcycle to achieve your category A motorcycle licence, giving you unrestricted access to ride all sizes of motorcycles. From age 19 you can take the A2 category motorcycle test on a 500cc motorcycle allowing you restricted access to ride motorcycles up to 47bhp (35kW). From age 17 you can take the A1 category motorcycle test allowing you to ride a 125cc motorcycle without L plates or the need for a CBT certificate, you will also be able to carry passengers and use the motorways like the other licence categories. All A1, A2 and DAS courses include module 1 & 2 test preparation as well as these test fees. Additional full and half day training is also available as required.
As a guide to how long it will take, we’ve put together the following guidelines;
2 days – If you are riding a geared 125 every day to a very high standard and have a CBT certificate
3 days – If you are riding a geared 125 most days to a good standard and have a CBT certificate
4 days – If you can ride or have ridden a geared 125 in the last 12 months to a good standard and have a CBT certificate
5 days – If you can ride a geared 125 but need some practice (CBT incl.)
6 days – For complete beginners wanting to take the A1, A2 or DAS route (CBT incl.)