Category A2 (medium motorcycles up to 35kW)
Category A2 covers medium sized motorcycles, with or without a sidecar, which have: an engine power output up to 35kW. a power/weight ratio not exceeding 0.2kW/kg – the motorcycle must not be derived from a machine of more than double its power.
What can I drive with A2 Licence?
An A2 licence allows riders aged 19 and over to:
- Ride a bike that produces no more than 35 kW or 47bhp (these are normally advertised as A2 bikes in dealer showrooms)
- Ride without L-plates.
- Carry a pillion passenger.
- Ride on motorways.
What is the maximum CC for A2?
Subcategories of motorcycles and mopeds
|Moped, tricycle or quad bike||Standard motorcycle|
|Minimum age of rider||16||19|
|Engine capacity||Up to 50cc||At least 245cc|
|Maximum speed||Up to 28mph||–|
What’s Category A on a driving Licence?
A. Holders of a Category A licence are allowed to drive any bike of any sized engine. The licence is only available to riders aged 24 and over, or 21 and over if you’ve held an A2 licence for two years. You need to have completed your compulsory basic training (CBT) and passed a theory and practical test.
What is Category A2 motorcycle licence? – Related Questions
Can I ride a motorcycle with Category A?
Once you have completed the CBT course you can ride a 50cc moped, or if you are 17 years old or over, with category A on your provisional licence, you can ride a learner legal motorcycle up to 125cc.
Do I need a CBT if I have a Category A licence?
Full Unrestricted Category ‘A’ Licence (Direct Access)
The minimum age requirement for this type of license is 24 years old. First, you have to complete your CBT. You then have to pass the Motorcycle Theory Test and undertake training and a Practical Test on a motorcycle with a minimum power output of 35KW.
Can I ride a motorcycle with Category A 79 3?
Code 79 (3). Restricted to tricycles.
What is A and A1 in license?
Under the new DL Codes system, motorcycles are classified as A, while tricycles are classified A1. Cars and light trucks are classified under B. There are even more vehicle categories under that, which indicate the types of cars and motorcycles each DL Code holder is allowed to drive (e.g., L1, L2, L3, AT, MT).
What is Category A 79 3 on driving Licence?
‘Combined’, restriction, and other codes
|79 (2)||Restricted to category AM vehicles of the 3-wheel or light quadricycle type|
|79 (3)||Restricted to tricycles|
|96||Can drive a vehicle and trailer where the trailer weighs at least 750kg, and the combined weight of the vehicle and trailer is between 3,500kg and 4,250kg.|
What category is a van?
Check what license you have by looking at the categories on the back of your driving license. The B category license will let you drive all vans below 3.5 tonnes. A C1 license enables you to drive vans up to 7.5 tonnes.
Can I drive a 7.5 tonne van on a car Licence?
If the vehicle has a MAM between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes then a category ‘C1’ LGV driving licence is needed, however, if the (MAM) is more than 7.5 tonnes then a category ‘C’ LGV driving licence is needed.
Can I drive a van without B1?
No specific van licence exists. If you want to drive a vehicle weighing between 3,500kg and 7,500kg, you’ll need to have passed your test before 1st January 1997 to do it on a standard driving licence.
Can I drive a 3.5 tonne van on a normal licence?
If you have a full driving licence you can drive any van up to 3.5 tonnes. If you want to drive anything bigger such as 7.5 tonnes vans, you may need to take an extra test if you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997.
Is a 3.5 tonne van a HGV?
The term Heavy Goods Vehicle or HGV (also known as Large Goods Vehicle or LGV) which comes from the EU term for any vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of over 3.5 tonnes).
How many hours can you drive a 3.5 tonne van?
11 hours of daily duty
The period of 24 hours from the beginning of your shift. Drivers are excluded from the daily duty limit on any working day if they don’t drive. In summary, the Domestic Rules mean that you can spend up to 11 hours a day working, but no more than 10 of those can be spent driving.
How much is a C1 licence?
The cost of obtaining a C1 licence is around £150-£200.
Do I need a C1 to drive a motorhome?
This is the vehicle’s weight plus the maximum load it can carry. To drive a motorhome with a MAM of between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, you need a category C1 licence. To drive a motorhome with a MAM of over 7.5 tonnes, you need a category C licence.
Is C1 the same as HGV?
Category C1 is the very first basic level of HGV license. Most HGV drivers on the road will have a C1 license. A C1 allows you to drive a vehicle of 3,500 kilograms, as long as that vehicle is under 7.5 tonnes in gross weight.
Can I drive a 7.5 tonne lorry without CPC?
You must have Driver CPC if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job. You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep it. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC.