Licensing requirements and safety regulations that apply to motorcycles and mopeds.
There are four licensing categories for motorcycles
- Riders can progress through the categories (progressive access) in some cases by doing prescribed training rather than taking a driving test.
- A driver can drive the most powerful bike at 24 without any previous experience i.e. direct access.
|Category||Vehicle type||Minimum age*|
|AM||Mopeds and Light quadricycles.||16 years|
|A1||Motorcycles with an engine capacity not exceeding 125 cubic centimetres, 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 years|
|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 years|
|A||Motorcycles and Motor tricycles.||24 years or 20 with progressive access|
• Vehicle standards for motorcycles