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What is an 'A' motorcycle licence?

The A licence allows you to ride motorcycles or scooters of any power, with or without a sidecar and a passenger.

With the A licence, you can also ride motor tricycles with a power output of over 15KW.

Like the A2 licence, there are two routes to qualifying for an A licence:
  • If you have held an A2 licence for two years and are at least 21 years of age, you can take a further practical test to graduate to an A licence, or...
  • If you are at least 24 years old, you can take CBT, theory and practical tests to qualify for your licence by the Direct Access route. Again, many training centres offer such courses over 3-4 days with prices starting at around £600 including all equipment.
The main downside to consider is that all practical elements must be taken on a bike of at least 595cc, producing a minimum of 53.6bhp.
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