How do I get a higher level licence if I’m not able to ride a higher powered bike on the licence I hold?

To progress through the motorcycle licence levels, you have to take a theory test and a practical test. Practical tests are taken on machines that have a power rating relevant to the motorcycle licence you wish to obtain. Although there is no legal requirement to take any training on a higher-powered machine, doing so will increase your chances of passing the practical test for that level of licence on your first try. Failing a practical test (module two of all motorcycle licences) means you will have to wait ten working days before re-sitting this test module.