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DVLA makes changes to motorcycle testing requirements

As of January 1st, 2019, the requirements for the full ‘A’ licence test will change

DVLA makes changes to motorcycle testing requirements

THE DVLA is changing the rules around which bikes you can ride when taking your full, ‘A’ licence, motorcycle test.

Current legislation allows the full UK ‘A’ licence to be taken on any motorcycle that has a capacity of at least 595cc and a total power output of at least 40kW (54bhp). As of the 1st January, 2019, new rules mean the bike used for the same test must have a kerb weight of at least 180kg and a 50kW (67bhp) total power output.

After this date any motorcycles that don’t fall in line with the new regulations will not be accepted for the test. You can view a full list of the bikes here – any bikes marked A* will no longer meet the new requirements.

Some bikes that didn’t make the cut are:

  • Harley Davidson Street 750
  • BMW C600 & C650
  • Honda Deauville
  • Honda Fury
  • Honda NC750/S/X
  • Kawasaki Vulcan S650
  • Triumph Scrambler
  • Triumph Street Cup

If you own one of these and were planning on taking your test in the new year - you might want to try and bring it forward a bit!

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