New motorcycling rules introduced last week
New rules affecting the motorcycles people can ride, and the age they have to be to ride them, came into force last week (19 January).
The rules also apply to the motorcycle people can use for their practical riding test; the test will be cancelled and fees may be lost if a vehicle doesn’t meet the new rules.
Access to more powerful motorcycles will be staged subject to competence, age, and previous experience. The minimum age to ride the largest motorcycles without previous experience is rising from 21 to 24 years.
These requirements are being introduced in Great Britain as part of the changes under the third EU licensing directive.
The official Driving Standards Agency (DSA) learning materials have been updated to reflect the new rules.
Click here for more information and to see a video explaining the new rules.