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Riding a Motorcycle

The requirements needed to ride a motorcycle

There are certain legal requirements to be eligible to ride a motorcycle. At York Motorcycle Training, we can train you to ride a motorcycle and prepare you for the licence test as well.

At the age of 16 

At the age of 16, if you hold a valid CBT certificate, you're allowed to ride a 50cc moped with L-plates on the vehicle. We offer motorbike riding courses and brief you about the highway code to enable you to gain your CBT certificate. 
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At the age of 17 and above

At the age of 17, you can hold a provisional licence to ride motorbikes of up to 125cc but cannot have any passengers or use the motorway. You can practise unaccompanied on the motorbike only if you've completed the CBT courses. 

If you've passed a car test before February 2001, it entitles you to ride a moped without L-plates and without completing a CBT, you can also carry a passenger. For more information on the licensing process or for details on our motorbike training courses in North Yorkshire, contact us today!
Motorcycle tests
Category  
AM
Licence 
50CC 2,3 or 4 Wheeled vehicles. 
Above 25kph (15.5mph) but not exceeding 45kph (28mph)
Anyone passing an AM test will also be given a new domestic category Q licence to cover them for riding machines below 25kph
(Minimum 16 Years Old) 
Minimum Test Vehicle Specs  
2 wheeled vehicle
Not exceeding 50CC
Speed not more than 45kph (28mph)
Category  
A1
Licence 
Up to 125CC/11KW (15bhp) power to weight radio not exceeding 0.1KW/KG
(Minimum 17 years old) 
Minimum Test Vehicle Specs  
Motorcycle with a cubic capacity of at least 115CC capable of at least 90kph (56mph)
Category  
A2
Licence 
Motorcycle of a power not exceeding 35KW (47bhp) and with a power weight ratio not exceeding 0.2KW/KG and not derived from a vehicle more that double its power.
(Minimum 19 Years Old) 
Minimum Test Vehicle Specs  
Motorcycle without sidecar with a cylinder capacity of a least 395CC and an engine power of a t least 25KW (34bhp)
Upper power limit is capped by licence restriction at 35KW (47bhp)  
Category  
A
Licence 
Any size motorcycle with or without sidecar (minimum 24 years old unless upgraded from full A2 licence, with minimum 2 years experience) 
Minimum Test Vehicle Specs  
Motorcycle without a sidecar with a cylinder capacity of at least 595CC and an engine power of at least 40KW (54bhp)   
Did my CBT, Mod 1 and Mod 2 training with them. Highly recommended, friendly and professional. Clear easy to follow instructions which will stay with me for life. Nice bikes to learn on too.

- Paul Thomas 
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Enrol on our motorbike riding courses in North Yorkshire. Contact us at York Motorcycle Training on 07762 883 878 for more details.

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