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A2 – RESTRICTED

A2 Restricted Licence (25kw – 35kw): If you are over 19 and under 24, your test will be taken on a A2 category bike.

Once you have passed you will then be permanently restricted to maximum 35kw, (a bike of maximum 70kw can be restricted to 35kw)  In order to gain a full unrestricted licence you can take the A category test a minimum of 2 years after passing your A2 test.

EU third directive - Rules for moped and motorcycles to be used on test: from 19 January 2013

Category and moped or motorcycle to be used on test:

A2 – Motorcycle without sidecar:
–  cubic capacity of at least 395cc
–  engine power of at least 25kW(33bhp) not exceeding 35kW (46.6bhp)
–  power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.2kW/kg not derived from a  vehicle more than double its power.

Minimum age: 19

Category access requirements:

(Progressive Access)  must have held an A1 licence for two years or more years: take either a practical test or *training option
Or must hold a valid CBT and theory test certificate and take practical test.


Category and moped or motorcycle to be used on test:

A – Motorcycle without side car:
–  cubic capacity of at least 595cc
–  engine power of at least 40kW (53.6bhp)

Minimum age: 21

Category access requirements:

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


Category and moped or motorcycle to be used on test:

A2 – As above

Minimum age: 24 (direct access)

Category access requirements:

Hold a valid CBT and theory test certificate and take practical test

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