Licence category                                   

Vehicles you can ride

Requirements for licence

Minimum age

AM

Mopeds with speed range of 25 km/h to 45 km/h

Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test

16

AM                                        

Small three-wheelers (up to 50 cc and below 4 Kilowatt)

Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test

16

AM

Light quadricycles (weighing under 350 kg, top speed 45 km/h)

Compulsory basic training (CBT), theory test, practical test

16

Q

Same as AM plus 2 or 3 wheeled mopeds with top speed of 25 km/h

Same as AM

16

A1

Small motorcycles up to 11 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.1 kW per kg) and 125 cc

Theory test, practical test

17

A1

Motor tricycles with a power output not more than 15 kW

Theory test, practical test

17

A2                                          

 

Medium motorcycles up to 35 kW (and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.2 kW per kg), bike mustn’t be derived from vehicle more than twice its power

Direct access - theory and practical; staged access - two years experience on A1 motorcycle and a further practical test

19

A

Motorcycles unlimited in size/power, with or without a sidecar, and motor tricycles with power output over 15 kW

Direct access - theory and practical tests (you must be 24 unless you have 2 years experience on an A2 motorcycle); staged access - a further practical test only if you have 2 years A2 experience and are 21 or older

24 (direct)

or 21 (staged)