You can get your full (category A) motorcycle licence using the direct access scheme (DAS) if you’re aged 24 or over. You’ll have to pass the motorcycle practical tests on a machine of at least 40 kW (53.6 bhp).
Taking direct access means you’ll have a full motorcycle licence without previously holding a licence for a smaller bike for two years – you’ll have no restriction on the size of machine you can ride.
While you’re practising for direct access, you can use any size of motorbike bigger than a learner motorbike but you must
- Be accompanied by a qualified approved trainer riding another motorbike and in radio contact with you
- Wear fluorescent or reflective safety clothing while you’re being supervised
- Have L plates (D plates in Wales) fitted both front and rear
- Follow the provisional licence restrictions