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New Motorcycle License Rules – 2013

 
Motorcycle license rules are changing from 19th Jan 2013. The new rules are going to take place for moped and motorcycle riders who are willing to take their test after 19th Jan 2013. The changes are going to take place as per the category of the vehicle, age limit, and types of vehicle. If learners are desire to take the test on your own vehicle then it must meet the new rules or else they have to lose or cancel the fee.

Rules for moped:
The learner uses the moped for the test after 19th Jan 2013 should:
  • Not exceed the speed limit of 28mph
  • It should be a solo machine
  • Should not be more than 50cc
  • Must have the speedometer in measuring speed in mph
  • Should display (L and D plates in Wales)
  • Normally display L plates on the Front and rear of moped
  • The moped must be insured
  • It must be roadworthy and properly taxed
  • Should not have no engine warning lights screening
Rues for all motorcycles:
The learner uses motorcycle for the test after 19th Jan 2013 should:
  • Be suitable for the test
  • Should have speedometer measuring speed in mph
  • Should display (L and D plates in Wales)
  • Normally display L plates on the Front and rear of motorcycle
  • Motorcycle must be insured
  • It must be road worthy and properly taxed
  • Should not have no engine warning lights screening
Automatic And Semi-Automatic Motorcycles
If learner rider’s passes the test on motorcycle with automatic and semi-automatic then they will only get the full driving license for such type of motorcycles.
Age restrictions
There will be an age restrictions on the category of the motorcycle from 19th Jan 2012:
If you have already pass the module 1 before 19th Jan 2013 then below table will show the age restrictions and sub-category of vehicle you need to drive.
Note: The license becomes valid for sub category only when the learner pass module 2 test.
There are 3 sub-category of motorcycle in which you have to select the any one sub-category of motorcycle for both module of the test.
Sub category used for the test after 19th Jan 2013 are:
Sub-category A1 (light motorcycle)
  • The motorcycle used for the test must be single motorcycle
  • The motorcycle should not be exceeding more than 125cc. It should be between 120cc to 125cc
  • The engine power of the motorcycle should not be more than 11KW
  • The capability of the motorcycle must be at least 55mph
Sub-category A2 (Standard motorcycle)
  • The motorcycle used for the test must be single motorcycle
  • The motorcycle should not be exceed more than 395cc
  • The engine power of the motorcycle should be between 25kw to 35kw
  • The capability of the motorcycle must be at least 55mph
  • Power weight ratio should not be more than 0.2kw/kg
Category A (unrestricted)
Category A can be used for the test from 19th Jan 2013:
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  • It should be single motorcycle
  • It should have at least 595cc
  • The engine power should be at least 40KW
Rules for motorcycle with sidecars:

If the learner driver has disability problem then they can use the motorcycle with sidecars. The rules for the motorcycle with sidecar are same as solo motorcycle, but: Category A and A1 must have power to weight ratio of more than 0.16 kW per kilogram. During the practical driving test passengers are not allowed to sit in the sidecar. If the learners pass the test with side car then the driving license will be valid for sidecar motorcycle.

 
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