Includes: A1, A2
from 20 years - for motorcycles with 2 years of previous ownership of class A2 (then only a practical, no theoretical test is required for advancement)
from 21 years - for three-wheeled vehicles with more than 15 kW
from 24 years - for motorcycles with direct entry
No time limit on ownership
Motorcycles (two-wheelers, including with sidecars) with a displacement of more than 50 cm3 or with a maximum speed of more than 45 km / h, determined by the design.
Three-wheeled motor vehicles with symmetrically arranged wheels with a maximum speed of more than 45 km / h, determined by the design, and with an engine power of more than 15 kW or a displacement of more than 50 cm3 in the case of internal combustion engines
from 16 years
Two-wheeled motorcycles (mopeds) also with sidecars and bicycles with an auxiliary motor, a maximum speed of 45 km / h with an electric motor or other internal combustion engines with a displacement of max. 50 ccm or with electric motors a maximum rated continuous output of 4 kW.
Three-wheeled small motorcycles (trike) with a maximum speed of 45 km / h and a maximum capacity of 50 ccm for positive ignition engines or for other internal combustion engines a maximum useful power of up to 4 kW or for electric motors up to a maximum of 4 kW rated continuous power.
Exception according to § 76 of the Driving License Ordinance:
Two-wheeled motorcycles with a maximum speed of more than 45 km / h and not more than 50 km / h with a displacement of not more than 50 ccm, if they were first put on the market by December 31, 2001, as well as small motorcycles and bicycles Auxiliary engine within the meaning of the regulations of the GDR, if these came into traffic for the first time by 02/28/1992.
from 16 years of age light motorcycles - motorcycles up to 125 ccm and no more than 11 kW engine power and a ratio of power / empty weight of maximum 0.1 kWkg. The previous limit of 80 km / h for 16 and 17 year olds is no longer applicable.
Three-wheeled motor vehicles with symmetrically arranged wheels with a maximum speed of more than 45 km / h, determined by the design, and with an engine power of up to 15 kW or a displacement of more than 50 cm3 for internal combustion engines.
Includes A1, AM
from 18 years
Light motorcycles (also with sidecar) - motorcycles with an engine power of up to 35 kW and a power / empty weight ratio of a maximum of 0.2 kWkg. Since January 19, 2013, owners of the previous class A have been able to drive light motorcycles of the new class A2 for a limited period and, after 2 years, motorcycles of class A without restriction. Only one practical exam is required if you have previously owned class A1 for 2 years. With the "old" driving license class 3 the following must be distinguished: If the driving license was issued before April 1st, 1980, the following applies: With this driving license you can drive light motorcycles of class A1 (max. 125 cm3 displacement, 11 kW nominal power). If you exchange your driving license, you will be assigned class A1. If the driver's license was issued between April 1, 1980 and January 18, 2013, the following applies:
With this driving license you can drive the following vehicles:
Small motorbikes and bicycles with an auxiliary engine with a displacement of not more than 50 cm3 and a maximum design speed of 45 km / h or less
Small motorbikes and bicycles with an auxiliary engine as defined by the regulations of the former GDR, if they were first put on the market by February 28, 1992 (� 76 No. 8 FeV)
CLASS B DRIVING LICENSE WITH KEY NUMBER B196 (NO CLASS B DRIVING LICENSE)
From now on, experienced motorists have a simple and inexpensive way to drive class A1 motorcycles, i.e. light motorcycles up to 125 cm³, with the code number 196.
What can you drive with the new Class B with the code number 196?
Motorcycles with a displacement of up to 125 cm³ (also with sidecar)
Motor power up to 11 kW (ratio of power to weight not greater than 0.1 kW / kg)
Requirements for the B196 upgrade:
Minimum age 25 years
5 years in possession of a car driver's license (class B)
Theoretical and practical training in the driving school
Training for B196 (legal requirements)
Theory: 4x motorcycle theory lessons, 90 minutes each
Practice: 5 x motorcycle driving lessons of 90 minutes each
No theory or practice exam
B196 only applies in Germany