> was told that i would not be able to ride a manual motorcycle with an A2 license. Is this true or?

was told that i would not be able to ride a manual motorcycle with an A2 license. Is this true or?

Posted at: 2015-04-14 
I while ago i was informed thag if i possesed an A2 licence that i would only be allowed to ride a automatic 250cc moped/scooter. I was thinking, if i got an A2 license i would have been able to ride a bike like the Kawasaki Ninja 250. Can someone please help me.

Thank you

In the UK, if you take and pass the test on an automatic, you get a licence restricted to automatics.

True on bikes and cars since the 1960's - I know because I passed the car test just after the deadline and had to take yet another test to drive a manual car, even though I also had a full manual motorcycle licence.

If you pass your test on a manual A2 motorcycle then you will be able to ride A2 motorcycles both manual and automatic.

see- https://www.gov.uk/motorcycle-practical-...

All it states there is

"Automatic and semi-automatic motorcycles

If you pass your test on a motorcycle with automatic or semi-automatic transmission you’ll only get a full licence for those types of motorcycle."

So take it on a manual bike and get both.

You ask "if I do my A2 license on a manual bike i'll then be able to ride a manual bike of up to 250cc?"

Yes you may ride a manual bike but your 'up to 250cc' is wrong.

You may ride up to a 47 bhp bike. The cc is not the issue, the power is.

See - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...

Look at the page headed A2 Motorcycle.

Now look at - http://www.autotrader.co.uk/EDITORIAL/BI...

for a list of 47 bhp bikes you may ride with a full A2 motorcycle licence.

650cc and more, you are not restricted to 250cc, although if that is your choice of bike you may ride it.

May I ask that you go back to the school where you did you CBT and ask the professional instructors your options for tests and licences? We are friendly types and I am more than happy to discuss options, given your individual circumstances, age etc, over a cup of coffee.

ive only passed my cbt at this point, however, if I do my A2 license on a manual bike i'll then be able to ride a manual bike of up to 250cc?

If you passed your test on an automatic vehicle you can only drive or ride automatic vehicles. If you want to get licensed for a manual vehicle you must pass another test.