Motorcycle License.

5:06 AM 6/29/2020

Sri Lanka Motorcycle License.

Sri Lanka motorcycle license can be obtained by men and women, if they pass the practical and written examination, if they meet the eligibility age 18.
Eligible Foreigners too can obtain this Motorbike license as a temporary one in Sri Lanka..
There are two classes available for the Motorcycle riders as under 100cc and over 100cc. A1 is under 100cc. A is good for any cc motorcycle.
Sri Lanka Motorcycle License is marked with expiry date. It should be renewed before its expiration date.

  • It is possible to register and sit for the written test if 17 years of age has been completed.
  • In the event of passing the written test, a temporary learners’ permit will be issued to the applicant with up to a maximum of 18 months validity.
  • During this period they are allowed to ride the recommended class motorcycle with "L" board on the front and rear.
  • Holder of such permit can practice driving on the street with correct size "l" bords on the front and rear of the motorbike.
  • One should complete 18 years of age to face the practical test and a minimum of 3 months should have passed after obtaining the learners’ permit.
  • It is compulsory to face the medical and practical test and pass it.
  • Aptitude Medical Certificate obtained from the National Transport Medical Institution within a period not exceeding 6 months. 800/-

Renewal of Motorcycle License.

  • Sri Lanka motorcycle driver license used to expire after 10 years from the date of issue. Charge Rs 1700/-
  • To change details such as Miss to Mrs Rs 300/- should be paid.
  • It should be renewed before the expiration date. If you try to renew an expired motorcycle license a fine Rs 250/- will apply.
  • Renewal should be done at the nearest Divisional Motor Traffic Department.
  • Must provide Aptitude Medical Certificate obtained from the National Transport Medical Institution within a period not exceeding 6 months.
  • It can be renewed on the same day (Special service charge will apply) or will be sent by postal mail.
  • Once you hand over the old license a temporary paper driving license will be issued.

    Motorcycle Third Party Insurance.

    In Sri Lanka all the Motorcycles and Scooters and other vehicles must have Third Party Insurance Certificate.
    It must be valid for the current year.
    You will not be issued with revenue License, If you don't have valid Third Party Insurance.
    It is against the law to ride a motorcycle or Scooter without this Third Party insurance.

    Motorcycle, Scooter, Car and other vehicle Third Party Insurance Certificates.
    Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Bambalapitiya Branch.
    22, Duplication Road (Corner of Lories Lane)
    (Shifted from 316, Galle Road, Bambalapitiya.)
    Bambalapitiya, Colombo -4
    Sri Lanka.
    See SLIC, Bambalapitiya office image.

Department of Motor Traffic. Read more.

Australia Learner-approved motorcycles.

Learners and riders with less than 12 months experience (R-Date licence holders) are not permitted to ride high-powered motorbikes capable of unnecessarily high performance and speed.
The changes to the R-Date class of licence, the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS), were introduced into South Australian law in November 2005 to reduce the incidence of road crashes involving motor cycles that result in death and serious injury.
The power-to-weight ratio of a motorbike is the ratio of the maximum net power output of the engine to the motorbike's weight. This ratio determines the acceleration - the higher the ratio the faster the motorbike can accelerate.

South Australia has adopted a national list of approved motorcycles suitable for R-Date licence holders, allowing R-Date riders to travel to other states that also have a LAMS.
Most models of motorcycles in the category 0-260cc and all motor cycles built after December 1960 with an engine capacity not exceeding 660cc are approved under the scheme, please see the approved list for details.
All motorcycles with electric powered engines are approved.
List of approved motorcycles that can be ridden by holders of an R-Date learner's permit or R-Date licence.
n order to meet the definition of a Learner Approved Motorcycle, the motorcycle must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a motorcycle on the approved list of motorcycles by notice in the Government Gazette;
  • Have a power-to-weight ratio of 150 kilowatts per ton or less
  • Have an engine capacity of 660cc or less
  • To be standard model and variant as specified on the approved list
  • Should not be modified in any way to increases its power-to-weight ratio.


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