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A – DIRECT ACCESS

Direct Access (age 24+): Direct Access option is open to anyone 21 years old to 24 yrs as part of progressive access.

From 24 yrs old it requires the test to be taken on a minimum of 595cc (min 40kw) giving an unrestriced licence when passed, allowing you to ride any size bike immediately. You must be accompanied at all times by a direct access Instructor on another motorcycle, be in communication with the Instructor and be wearing fluorescent or reflective clothing.

EU third directive - motorcycles to be used on test: from 19th January 2013

Category and moped or motorcycle to be used on test:

A – Motorcycle without a sidecar

Minimum age: 21

Category access requirements:

(Progressive Access) must have held an A2 for a minimum of two years: take either a practical test or * training option


Category and moped or motorcycle to be used on test:

A – As above

Minimum age: 24

Category access requirements:

Hold a valid CBT and theory test certificate and practical test

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Motorcycle candidates must always have a valid theory test certificate before taking their first practical motorcycle test. Unless they take the progressive access route, they must have a valid theory test certificate before taking any further practical tests.

A three-wheeled moped or motorcycle is only suitable for test if the distance measured between the centre of the area of contact with the road surface of the two wheels is less than 460mm (46cm). It’s likely that these vehicles won’t be suitable for test from 19th January 2013.