The A2 license provides a lot more freedom and choice to the A1 license, but it isn’t completely unrestricted. The A2 license is a popular option for those who aren’t looking to ride the most powerful bikes on the market but do want to get rid of their learner plates and little bikes, however, it is also the only option if you’re 19. To obtain the A2 license you must be 19 or over and will need to complete a theory test as well a two-part practical test. Both tests will need to be completed on a minimum of 395cc motorcycle with a power output of between 20kW (27bhp) and 35kW (47bhp). Once you have gained your A2 license you are actually able to ride a motorcycle of ANY cc, however it must be restricted to no more than 35kW (47bhp).
Another huge benefit to completing the A2 license is that is speeds up the process of you gaining your full unrestricted category A license. If you have held an A2 license for two years you can immediately go for your full category A license and do not need to wait until you are 24.