Motorcyclists are vulnerable road users but new regulations around learner permits and testing is helping to make motorcycling safer for everyone.

Obtaining your motorcycle licence

Information regarding how you can access the motorcycle category you wish to have, and how to progress from one category to another.

Licence categories explained

The following table describes the various motorcycle licence categories and the minimum age requirements.  Please note that there are specific vehicle requirements for taking the practical motorcycle driving test.

Motorcycle Safety

By making safety a top priority, motorcyclists can reduce the chances of death and injury

IBT for motorcyclists

Learn more about the mandatory Initial Basic Training for learner motorcyclists, why it’s necessary and what the benefits are.

The Motorcycle Test

What the motorcycle test involves, how to prepare for the test and how much it costs.

Driving Test Vehicles - Motorcycles

Download information on Representative vehicles for the driving test

Learning to drive videos

A series of ‘Learning to Drive’ videos explaining everything you need to know about doing their test and becoming socially responsible drivers. There are 13 videos in the series, each of which deals with a different aspect of the ‘learning to drive’ process for driving a car, motorcycle, bus or truck. They provide additional support and guidance to some of Ireland’s most vulnerable road users.