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motorcycle licence

Hello everyone,

I am interested in learning to drive a motorbike here in Switzerland. I have a driving B licence already issued in a EU country.
I am 25 years old and.

What are the categories here for motorbike licence and also does anyone know procedure and how the examinations are?
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Re: motorcicle licence

Two Categories.
- Cat. A unrestricted, you must be at least 25 years old (*). You will need a bike with more than 35 kW for the practical test.
- Cat. A restricted 35 kW (same as A2 in the EU). You will need a bike with more than 125ccm and 35kW or less for the practical test.

There is also A1, but you said motorcycle

See also this threads:
https://www.englishforum.ch/transpor...itzerland.html
https://www.englishforum.ch/transpor...license-7.html
https://www.englishforum.ch/transpor...arge-bike.html

Have a safe ride.

(*) Starting January 1st 2022 this is no longer an option. All beginners will have to begin with A restricted 35 kW for at least two years.
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Re: motorcicle licence

Good morning,

Thanks for the answer. Actually unrestricted category A is what I want. Do you know how much lessons and exams cost approximately?
Also you mentioned I need a specific motorcycle for each test. This means I bring my motorcycle for the test?
Last question is, if you pass the test here and then leave the country (as I am foreigner from EU), does the licence conversion works backwards also (Swiss -> EU)
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Good morning,

Thanks for the answer. Actually unrestricted category A is what I want. Do you know how much lessons and exams cost approximately?
Also you mentioned I need a specific motorcycle for each test. This means I bring my motorcycle for the test?
Last question is, if you pass the test here and then leave the country (as I am foreigner from EU), does the licence conversion works backwards also (Swiss -> EU)
You need 12 hours of classes. In Vaud they are blocks of 4 hours ie, 3 4 hours classes. IIRC it cost 600F per block. But Valais tends to be less expensive and more motorcycle friendly.

Yes. You have to bring a motorcycle to the test. They don't provide them. I has to conform to the requirements for the category. However, it doesn't have to be yours. You can borrow or rent one.

Good luck!
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Re: motorcycle licence

All your questions are answered in the linked threads You just have to read them

CHF 600 per Block Can't be! Even in Zurich it is not more than CHF 210 per block. Or around CHF 420 per block when booked as a one-on-one private course.
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All your questions are answered in the linked threads You just have to read them

CHF 600 per Block Can't be! Even in Zurich it is not more than CHF 210 per block. Or around CHF 420 per block when booked as a one-on-one private course.
Likewise around here, 600 total, i.e. 3x200.

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