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Changes to Lorry, Bus and Motorcycle Rules

Lorry and bus drivers

From 10 April, the changes will:

  • remove the need for 8-forward gear ratios for large test vehicles (category C, C+E)
  • let people who take a lorry or bus test (category C, C+E and D, D+E) in an automatic vehicle to get a manual entitlement for those vehicles, if they already have a manual entitlement for cars, lorries or buses, with or without trailers (category B, B+E, C, C+E, C1, C1+E, D, D+E, D1+E)

Motorbike riders

From 10 April, the following changes are being introduced to allow more flexibility:

  • reduce the minimum engine power requirement for medium motorcycles (category A2) from 25kW to 20kW
  • let drivers of cars to also drive large trikes above 15KW power if aged 21 or over

There will be more changes from 31 December 2018, where DVSA will:

  • raise the minimum engine power requirement for large motorcycles (category A) from 40kW to 50kW
  • introduce a minimum mass weight requirement for large motorcycles (category A) of 175kg

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If you are learning your motorcycle theory, click here.

Darren has owned several companies in the automotive, advertising and education industries. He has run driving theory educational websites since 2010.

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