A change allowing motorcycle learners to take their A2 motorcycle test on a smaller bike has been postponed.
The Driving Standards Agency today announced that the change, due to come into force in January, will be delayed for a short period.
Though the Agency has not specified an exact date for its introduction, it has suggested this will be during the next few months.
When it comes into force, the change will allow learners taking an A2 licence (for medium sized motorcycles) to do their test on a less powerful motorcycle than is currently allowed. The minimum size for this licence category is currently 25kW (33bph), but this will be reduced to 20kW (27bhp).
An A2 licence is for bikes up to 35kW (47bhp) and can be taken by anyone aged 19 or over.
6th January 2014