Cat A2 and Staged Access around Barrow-in-Furness
Passing a Motorcycle Test if you’re 19-23
WHAT CAN I RIDE?
Category A2 is about a 4-500cc bike. A lot of good 600+ bikes which can be easily restricted.
Example A2 bikes:
Yamaha MT07 (res)
Kawasaki ER-6n (res)
Suzuki SV650SA (res)
Triumph Tiger 800 (res)
Ducati Monster 821 (res)
A2: max 35Kw and a power-to-weight ratio not more than 0.2 Kw/kg, The bike mustn’t be derived from an original one more than twice its power. See this useful site: A2bikes.co.uk
When you’re 19+ you have the option to take the Category A2 test.
Cat A2 is restricted but still means great riding on really fun bikes! They’re not small bikes!
If you’re 19+ it’s really worth taking your Test! All bike tests are the same, it’s just the size of the bike that’s different. Category A2 allows you to ride bikes with a power output up to 35kw or a restricted bigger bike. It really is worthwhile doing your A2 test, otherwise you have to wait until you’re 24 to ride more than 125cc. Why miss 5 years of marvellous riding?!
Staged Access: Two years after passing A2 you have the option to take Cat A test which de-restricts your licence allowing you to ride anything you wish. So, if you took A2 at 19, at 21 you can get an unlimited licence.
The Test Process
As with all tests - there are several stages! Worth a read if you want to know what’s involved! We can tailor the amount of training to suit you.
Staged Access has a few stages! It might seem like a long process, but doing A2 means you get on big, fun bikes at 19, ride for 2 glorious years, and then do an easy retake for an unlimited licence. If you restrict a bigger bike, when you pass Cat A, you can just derestrict your bike and away you go! Saves having to change your bike immediately, and from a safety point of view probably good to get used to that bit more power on a familiar bike.
Costs and Booking
Let us know when you start thinking about Tests! It can be tricky getting dates from the DVSA - we can’t just book you in for next week! If only! Send us an email and we’ll get back to you, or give us a ring. We’ll explain the options and send you some info and links, and let you know when we have a Test date. We can get you booked in and arrange the training when convenient.
The cost of the standard A2 package is £660. This includes a full day’s training for Mod 1 and Mod 2, the two test half-days, bike hire, the DVSA test fees for Mod 1 and 2. It excludes CBT and Theory Test fees. The package cost can be split between the two modules, so just £330 to book Mod 1.
The ‘standard package’ can be tailored to suit your experience. Do a taster for a couple of hours, or do an additional half or full day’s training before getting to grips with the cones. You can also add more training before Module 2 if you feel your road knowledge isn’t great. An additional day’s training prior to Mod 1 or 2 costs £200. An extra half-day costs £110. Big bike taster session is £110.