Motorcycles

Licensing categories that apply to motorcycles, motor tricycles, mopeds and light quadricycles.

Licensing Categories

There are four licensing categories for motorcycles AM, A1, A2 and A. Riders can progress through these categories through:

  • progressive access in some cases by doing prescribed training rather than taking a driving test or by
  • direct access where a driver can drive the most powerful bike at 24 without any previous experience.
Category Vehicle Type Minimum Age
AM Mopeds and light quadricycles 16
A1 Motorcycles with an engine capacity not exceeding 125 cc, with a power rating not exceeding 11 kw and with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.1 kw/kg. Motor tricycles with a power rating not exceeding 15 kw. 16
A2 Motorcycles with a power rating not exceeding 35 kw, with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 0.2 kw/kg and not derived from a vehicle of more than double its power. 18
A Motorcycles 24 or 20 with progressive access
A Motor tricycles 21

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