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Quick guide to getting your motorbike licence in Singapore.
So, you fancy getting out on the roads on two wheels? Here’s how.
Officially, if you’re over 18 and are fit to drive, all you need to do to get your first Class 2B licence (for motorcycles 200cc and lower) is the following:
Step 1: Pass a Basic Theory Test at one of these centres:
Study materials are available online here.
Step 2: Pass the Riding Theory Test
After passing the Basic Theory Test, apply for a Provisional Driving Licence, which allows you to practise riding in the driving circuit and on public roads while supervised by a driving school instructor.
For motorcycle licences, unlike car licences, there’s no choice – you must enrol at one of the driving centres listed above, and given that, you may as well enroll before the Basic Theory Test.
Before sitting the RTT you’ll need to attend all the centre’s theory lessons (approx. 12 hours duration); have passed the centre’s internal evaluation; and have passed a circuit assessment test at the centre.
Step 3: Pass the Practical Riding Test
The centre will require you to do a minimum number of practical lessons (approximately 14 hours worth), though SSCD reckons their average student does 15 two-hour circuit sessions and a further six two-hour on-road lessons before going on to the Practical Test.
Pass that, and you’re a licensed rider.
Or not so much. One friend admits she took two years to complete the process recently, though very motivated learners could do it in under three months, depending on waiting times for tests.
Do note, you are no longer required to get a physical driving licence. The Traffic Police (TP) has stopped issuing physical driving licences unless requested by motorists.
Motorcyclists are no longer required to surrender their physical licences if they do not have one.
Traffic Police can access this information using an individual's NRIC and date of birth.