Standard Bike Test (A2)

500 a2 bike



Age 19-24 – 47 bhp max: the A2 licence. This is where the

rules become slightly complex. From the age of 19, you are permitted to take an A2 test (which must be taken on a bike of at least 395cc, with a power output of between 25kW/33bhp and 35kW/47bhp) you will need to do a CBT beforehand, as always, and pass a theory test, before you take the practical test.

Upon passing the A2 test you are then restricted to bikes with a limit of 35kW/47bhp and a power-to-weight ratio of no more than 0.2kW/0.26bhp per kg, for two years or reach the age of 24. The power-to-weight ratio is an important equation because it makes drawing a distinction between ‘can ride’ and ‘can’t ride’ bikes! don’t worry, we at 1066 can help you choosing your bike of your dreams.

It’s relatively straight forward to restrict a bike, meaning you are not necessarily ruled out of riding the bike of your dreams – unless you are dreaming of anything ‘more than twice’ as powerful. Any bike originally making more than 94bhp is still out of reach of the A2 licence.

You will need to hold the A2 licence for two years or reach the age of 24 before you can move on to a full A licence.

This test may also suits individuals who may be of a more nervous nature who may prefer cruising or struggling with the extra weight of a bigger bike.



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