Quarter-litre learners: A2 test changes bring 250cc bikes into play

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An amendment to motorcycle licence legislation that allows riders to take their A2 test on a 250 has been published in draft form. Following a consultation, the DVSA opted to lower the minimum engine size to make getting an A2 licence more accessible.

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The current rules dictate that a bike with no less than 395cc must be used to take the test and this precluded models like the BMW G310R, KTM 390 Duke and Yamaha MT-03. The new minimum of 245cc will mean that all of these and many other 250s can now be used.

The draft was confirmed in a written statement to Parliament that said: "It should help riders pass the A2 motorcycle test first time, because they will be able to use a motorcycle they are more comfortable and confident riding."

The amendment will remain in draft form for 28 days before being debated and will need to be actively approved by both Houses of Parliament before it becomes law.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Assistant Editor (Motorcycling), hick for life, two cylinders max