A2 Licence (A2 Restricted Bikes)
Restricted Licence (A2) courses are suitable for people with all levels of experience
A Restricted Licence means you will be able to ride any motorcycle (A2 Restricted Bikes) you want after you have passed your tests, as long as it does not exceed the engine power output of 35kw or come from a motorcycle that originally had more than 70kw. You are able to take a passenger and you are able to ride on a motorway. After 2 years you can upgrade to a full DAS licence.
Due to Covid-19 we no longer loan HELMETS, GLOVES OR JACKETS for training. Please ensure you purchase and bring your own. You cannot train nor take your test without these or with inappropriate/unprotective equipment.
- A motorcycle helmet – ECE2205 (or the future ECE 2206), damage-free and correctly fitting
- Motorcycle gloves
- Strong jacket, trousers and footwear with over ankle protection
19-23 years old
- Bike hire
- Theory Test
- Mod 1 Test
- Mod 2 Test
- All training
The A2 Restricted licence is a great opportunity for new riders, minimum age 19 years olds, to get experience riding on the public roads on a mid size machine prior to moving up to pass the tests on big machine to upgrade your licence and buying a larger machine.
The minimum age for category A2 is 19 years and covers medium sized bikes, with or without a sidecar, which have a minimum engine size 395cc with an engine power output not more than 35 kW or 47bhp and a power to weight ratio not more than 0.2 kW per kg. If restricted to meet these requirements the motorbike must also not be derived from a vehicle of more than double its power.
To complete this course you will need to complete a theory test and CBT along with any required training prior to completing both the mod 1 and mod 2 practical tests. On successful completion of the course you will be able to ride a machine up to 47bhp. You can purchase a more powerful machine but it would have to be restricted by a maximum of 50%. You will have a full motorcycle licence allowing you to carry pillion passengers and travel on motorways.
Many potential students this year have questioned whether it is worth completing this level of licence when they have to re-test to upgrade in 2 years. This very much depends on the individual.
- You get a full licence to ride up to a 47bhp machine at 19yrs. Previously you could only ride up to a 33 bhp machine
- ‘L’ plates removed and can carry a pillion
- Use motorways
- As long as you have been riding for more than 2 years on an A2 licence, when you come in to upgrade your licence you do not have to do a theory test again
- Having to retest to upgrade your licence