Types of full motorcycle licence

 

The laws for motorcycles tests changed on 19th January 2013.  To make life simple for the new motorcylist there are two main categories that a rider may be interested in:

1. Large motorcycle any power, any size. Licence name = (A)

To get this licence you will need to be 24 years of age (or have held an A2 motorbike licence for 2 years already - see below) 
We provide all the bikes, gear and instruction, and go through the process of CBT, Module 1 and Module 2.  A motorcycle theory test is needed for you to be able to sit the final tests but not needed for the training.
You start on a 125cc motorcycles for CBT then move to our new 600cc full power bikes.
On passing - you can ride any motorcycle, any power, no restrictions. 

2. Medium power motorcycle up to 46Bhp. Licence name = (A2)

To get this licence you will need to be 19 years of age. We provide all the bikes, gear and instruction, and go through the process of CBT, Module 1 and Module 2.  A motorcycle theory test is needed for you to be able to sit the final tests but not needed for the training.
You start on a 125cc motorcycle for CBT then move to our new 600cc bikes that have our unique switchable restrictor (patent applied for by CAMRider). This allows you to use our new high quality motorcycles and comply fully with the new laws!
On passing - you can ride any motorcycle up to 46Bhp 
You can buy many bikes that produce upto 46Bhp, such as the Honda NC700 .  You can also restrict any motorcycle to 46Bhp, so long as the original power output was not over 92Bhp.  Its really easy to get a bike restricted and a good motorcycle shop will be able to help.

There is no automatic upgrades of licence - if you wish to move up to a full (A) licence you will need to retake the module 1 and 2 tests on an unrestricted 600cc bike when you have reached 24 years of age or held the A2 licence for 2 years. 

 

Other licences

3. 125cc licence - cat A1 for riders aged min age 17 

A1 - aged 17 you may take your test on a 125cc bike.  You will be limited to just 125cc but will be able to take off your L plates and carry a passenger. There is no automatic upgrade after 2 years as there was before Jan 19th 2013.

 

Full moped licence - cat AM for riders min age 16

AM - Aged 16 you may take a full moped test - you can ride up to 49cc moped with no L plates and carry a pillion passenger
You will also be allowed to drive a light quadracycle car - 5Bhp - limited to 28 Mph. 

 

Things to note

We have bikes and gear to suit all people of all sizes and 40% of our customers are female - there are no bars to biking with CAMRider 

IMPORTANT - SOME OTHER TRAINING SCHOOLS DO NOT HAVE THE NEW BIKES LEGALLY REQUIRED FOR THE TEST, OR ONLY HAVE ONE OR TWO AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO USE ON JUST THE TEST DAY!
With CAMRider you will get new high quality motorcycles all the way through that comply with the new laws - We definately will not train you on an old 500cc bike that you can't take your test on, and then drop you on an unfamiliar 600cc bike just before your test!

CAMRider has been providing training since 1977 and is one of the largest training providers for motorcycle tests in Europe!  We know the learner needs top facilities, great instructors, new high quality learner bikes and a friendly efficent booking service.   Please do check when looking for training that you will get a DSA fully qualified instructor, new loan bikes that comply with the new laws all the way through the training, new high quality safety gear and helmets, classrooms and rest facilities, proper insurance and that your phone calls and emails are promptly and efficently dealt with as you book and have questions along the way.

 

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