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Licences, entitlements and machine specifications.

 
  Provisional licence holders (anyone displaying L plates) are NOT permitted to carry passengers under any circumstances. It does not matter what age the person is or what type of licence they hold, passengers are NOT allowed. Provisional licence holders are also NOT allowed on motorways.

Category P - is for mopeds, machines with an engine not exceeding 50cc, a maximum design speed of 31mph/50kph and a kerb weight no more than 250kg. The machine can be geared or twist-and-go.

Sub-category Al - light motorcycle restricts riders to any machine up to 125cc and a power output of 11kW, with a maximum design speed not exceeding 62mph/100kph. The test must be taken on a machine of between 75cc and 125cc. The machine can be geared or twist-and-go.

Category A - standard motorcycle licence. For a normal 125 licence the test must be taken on a machine of between 121cc and 125cc, and must be capable of 62mph/100kph. The machine can be geared or twist-and-go. After passing this test you will be restricted for two years to machines with a power output not exceeding 25kW. For a full unrestricted licence you must be over 21 and take the test on a machine exceeding 33kw. Anyone between 17 and 21 can take the 125 test and after 2 years is automatically allowed to ride a more powerful machine.