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Motorcycles that can be used for motorcycle riding tests

A list of subcategory A2 and category A motorcycles that can be used for the module 1 and module 2 motorcycle riding tests.

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List of motorcycles that can be used for riding tests

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Your motorcycle must meet certain rules to be used for your motorcycle test.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has been given proof that the subcategory A2 and category A motorcycles listed meet the rules.

You can use a motorcycle that isn’t listed, but you must take proof to your test that it meets the rules.

Changes to category A from 31 December 2018

From 31 December 2018:

  • the minimum engine power requirement for large motorcycles (category A) will increase from 40 Kilowatt (kW) to 50kW
  • a minimum kerb weight of 180kg will be introduced

Motorcycles affected by this change are shown on the list as A*. You won’t be able to use these for the test from 31 December 2018.

AM mopeds and A1 motorcycles

Subcategory AM mopeds and A1 motorcycles aren’t listed.

You can use any AM or A1 ‘learner legal’ mopeds or motorcycles, unless there’s clear evidence it doesn’t meet the rules.

Published 29 July 2016
Last updated 9 October 2018 + show all updates
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