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Motorbike Driving Test: Minimum Test Vehicle Requirements

 
When learner drivers approaches for the driving practical test they must use the same vehicle for both the components and the vehicle must meet appropriate requirements. If you are not able to meet the vehicle requirement then you will lose the fee.

Note :The new rules are introducing from 19th Jan 2013 and if the new learner riders are taking the practical test after 19th Jan 2013 they have to follow the new rules.

Rules for mopeds :

The moped used for practical test should comprise the maximum speed of 50 kilometers per hour (km/h) which equal to 31(mph) miles per hour and the engine capacity of the moped must be 50(cc) cylinder capacities. However the engine capacity should not be more than 50cc for moped. The moped must be properly insured and taxed. It must be a roadworthy and must display 'L and D' plates in front and rear. The moped should not have engine warning light showing.

Rules for motorcycle :

The motorcycle used for the practical test should comprise the maximum speed of 75(cc) and must have the measuring speed of speedometer in mph. The motorcycle must be properly insured and taxed. It must be a roadworthy and must display 'L and D' plates in front and rear. The motorcycle should not have engine warning light showing.

Note :The learner driver cannot use the motorcycle like BMW C1 for the test.

If the learner riders pass the motorcycle practical test with automatic and semi-automatic they will only get the full license for such sort of vehicle.

There are 3 categories for motorcycle:

Sub-Category A1 (light motorcycle):

  • It should be a solo motorcycle.
  • The cylinder capacity must be between 121 and 125 cc
  • It should have power output of 25KW
  • The speed must be faster than 62 mph
  • If you passed the motorcycle test in A2 sub-category then you will get the license to ride the motorcycle up to 25KW

Sub-category A2 (Standard motorcycle):

  • It should be a solo motorcycle.
  • The cylinder capacity must be between 75 and 125 cc.
  • It should have power output of 11KW
  • If you passed the motorcycle test in A1 sub-category then you will get the license to ride the motorcycle up to 125cc.

Category A (unrestricted) :

  • If you pass the motorcycle test with category “A” then you can ride any engine size and power output of motorcycle
  • It must be a solo motorcycle
  • Power output should be 35kW
  • You are free to take the motorcycle test on an unrestricted motorcycle under the direct access scheme or accelerated access scheme

There are certain rules for motorcycle with sidecars :

  • If the person has any special needs can make the use of motorcycle with sidecar. The rules will be equal and same as solo motorcycle.
  • The category A and sub-category A1 cannot exceed the weight ration more than 0.16kW/kg
  • The passenger will not be allowed to ride in the sidecar during the test
  • The learner drivers pass the motorcycle test with the sidecar than the license will be entitle only for motorcycle with sidecar

 
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