You can take the bike test on various sizes of machines. Details of the 3 main choices are:-

Light Licence A1

Training and testing on a motorcycle up to 125cc and not exceeding 11kW. Minimum age for an A1 Licence is 17 years. Once you have passed an A1 Test, you can ride a bike up to 125cc and 11kW. To ride a larger machine, you will need to take a different test.

Medium Licence A2

Minimum age for A2 is 19 years. If you have passed an A1 test, you have to wait a minimum of 2 years before you can take an A2 test. Training and testing will be on a 500cc/35kW motorcycle. Once you have passed an A2 Test, you can ride any size motorcycle with a power output not exceeding 35kW. To ride a larger machine, you will need to take a different test.

Full Licence Category A

Minimum age for Category A is 24 years, unless an A2 licence has been held for at least 2 years. Training and testing carried out on at least a 595cc/40kW motorcycle. The category A licence is a full bike licence and will allow you to ride any bike with no power restriction.


The motorcycle test consists of 2 parts called Modules 1 and 2. These are usually taken on separate days. You must have a current CBT certificate and have passed a motorcycle theory and hazard perception test.

You must bring with you:

  • UK Photo-card Driving Licence
  • Valid DL196 (CBT certificate)
  • Valid theory test certificate
  • Module 1 test pass certificate when presenting for Module 2
  • A valid passport, if you have an old style (non photocard) licence
  • You will need to wear suitable motorcycle clothing, including boots.

Module 1 covers specified manoeuvres conducted at specific speeds and is conducted at safe off road sites by the DVSA. Full details of the manoeuvres and layouts can be seen here (PDF). You will be fully prepared for all of these exercises.

Module 2 is made up of an eyesight test, road safety questions (covered during your course) and at least 30 minutes of riding. You will cover a variety of road and traffic conditions and will also include normal stops, hill and angle starts.

Again, with the training and practice you have received, we are confident that you will be ready for your test. You can even see a video of the motorcycle test here:

The following video shows on-bike footage of a Module 1 Test being conducted at Shrewsbury Multi-purpose Test Centre. This video will give a riders perspective, and helpful tips.


The cost of the Modules 1 and 2 test fee is currently £90.50 plus half a day’s bike hire per test. Should you have any further queries then please feel free to ask your instructor or simply email us and we will reply promptly.

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