In April 09 the DSA introduced the Modular test system. The Motorcycle test is now conducted in two parts. Module 1 is an off road Manoeuvres test and Module 2 is an on road driving test.


There are several routes to gaining your full licence, depending on your age and type of licence you want.

Notes for Moped Riders A moped must have an engine capacity of upto 50cc and not weight more than 250kg. If it was registered after 1st August 1977 its maximum design speed cannot exceed 50km/h (32mph).


Mopeds built after June 2003 are restricted to 45km/h (28mph)

If you passed your car test prior to 1st February 2001, you have a valid Moped (Cat P only) licence. If you passed your car test after this date, you will need to take a CBT course, your CBT certificate willbe valid for the life of your licence for mopeds ONLY.


Motorcycles with automatic or semi-automatic gear boxes

if you wish to take your training and test on an automatic (twist and go) moped or motorcycle, your licence will be restricted to use on an automatic machine only. If subsequently you wish to ride a geared motorcycle you will be required to pass both Module 1 and Module 2 tests on a geared motorcycle.


Accelerated Access

If you hold a full motorcycle licence in a lower category and with to upgrade to ride larger machines, you don’t need to re-take CBT and theory test. You can take both modules of the practical test on the larger machine (to be taken within 6 months of each other), providing you meet the age requirement for the motorcycle you intend riding.


For further information regading the motorcycle test look at our Motorcycle Test Page