Many years ago, motorcycle riders were exempted from paying road tolls. Bridge tolls followed. B2 riders were exempted. Very soon followed the government’s decision to reduce road tax. Road tax for motors become RM2 only.
But if you think that’s all the authorities are doing for motorcycle rides, you’re wrong.
A few months ago, 135,000 Sirim approved safety helmets were given free in exchange for old helmets. The above campaign had to be carried out. Motorcycle riders, it seems, were using old and worn out helmets, which the authorities claimed were dangerous.
Each Sirim approved helmet, mind you, cost approximately RM80 – RM100.
If you were to be a motorcycle rider, what more can you expect from the authorities?
Unfortunately, how have these youths who ride motorcycle repaid the authorities? By becoming “Mat Rempit”, which is becoming a major headache for the government today.
Even Section 81 of the Road Transport Act 1987 has failed to deter youths from participating in illegal racing. The above act carries a RM2000 fine. It has even been suggested in Parliament that machines be confiscated. All these have failed to prevent the menace of illegal racing in this country.
In spite of all these developments, the authorities came out with the biggest surprise of all just recently. A bonus for all motorcycle riders, I should say.
A directive to all driving institutes all across the entire country, that potential candidates opting to secure a B2 (below 250 cc) motor license cannot be charged more than a sum of RM211.
Irregardless of whether the institutes make a profit or otherwise, the regulation now stipulates that’s the maximum amount a motorcycle rider can be charged.
This tantamount to encouraging and assisting more and more youths, especially from the kampung areas to secure a motor driving license to ride motorcycles.
To tell you the truth, I would be happier if it had been the other way around. The authorities, it looks, has made a rather unwise decision. Instead of raising the minimum age of riding motorcycles to say 18 years, it has gone out of its way, to introduce recommendations to assist motorcycle users again and again.
Lest it be said that I am against those who ride motorcycles, the fact it, I am not.
What does the sum of RM211, recently announced by the authorities encompass? Basically, the amount covers:
1) The “L” driving license.
2) Attendance of the K.P.P. course (5 hours).
3) Attendance of the theory class (6 hours).
4) Sitting for the highway code test (once only).
5) The Q.T.I. test conducted by the J.P.J. authorities.
6) The “P” driving license.
Be it reminded that should you fail the highway code test the first time around, most driving schools and institutes would charge you RM50 for test and service included the next time around.
Potential candidates should also bear in mind, no service like fetching the student to learn practical lessons and training purposes are accorded. Likewise for all other tests and practical tests conducted, a student has to fend for himself.
The instructor or driving schools or institutes provide no service whatsoever to the students.
Be it also be known, that the profession of driving institution is a service oriented business. Besides levying fees approved by the J.P.J. authorities, a driving school proprietor is permitted to charge a reasonable amount of what is termed as service charges.
It should be reminded the driving school entity has to bear overhead and assorted charges. And for that, service fee has to be taken into account.
I have chosen to explain this to the readers, as a failure to do so might lead those interested in taking up driving lessons, be it car or motorcycle, to misconstrue the manner in which the fees are charged and calculated.
I would like to know how much the rider license would cost all up. Because I’ve recently ask my friends they told me it was around RM700. I would like to know because I have been living in Australia for the past few years and have no information of rider license over here in Malaysia.
The RM700 you quoted maybe for B Full. B2 (below 250cc) is government controlled at RM201. However, driving schools can impose a reasonable service fee amounting to RM70 – RM100.
sy dh mmpunyai lesen P klas ‘D’…sy brcdng nk ambk lesen untuk klas ‘B’…adkah sy perlu ambk ujian undang2 semula??
what is the minimum age if someone wants to take the B1 (250cc+) course?
Minimum age for B1 remains at 16.
I have a question to ask .. In what age can a person get the motorbike license .
I dont see any information about the age above ..
Answer to your question is 16 years.
u mean it costs only RM211 for the whole thing? is it still the case? plus service fees maybe RM300 plus right?
thats great. i’ve only been learning on an automatic motor, i hope the manual one won’t be too hard
Government controlled price is RM211 for B2. Driving school can add reasonable service charge.
Hi Cikgu, got a question. I had an L license for the B, C and D class 6 years ago, but I only went on to get a D license. Recently, I started taking an interest in riding bikes and would like to obtain just an L license for the B class, just to get a feel of riding bikes to see if I’ll like and stick to it. Is that possible and how much would I have to pay? Thanks in advance! :D
Your old license cannot be used. To get a new L for B, attend a theory class for bikes. To learn and test for a B2, the government controlled price is RM201.
Hi Mr Yap,
I would like to take B2 license, and I currently have D license, do i need to retake any theory test?
Highway Code is exempted. Attend the 6 hour theory for B2. No test whatsoever.
the instructor im learning from does not want to give my L because he thinks i am still not qualified to ride a bike during the amali class..so what should i do?? its the first time i ride a bike too
An instructor has no right to witheld a student’s license. Discuss it nicely with your instructor. If you have no choice, you’ll have to see JPJ for assistance.
I`m an expat with European car driving licence. Do I need to attend a course to have a Malaysian motorcycle licence? Would it cost the same for me?
You can only drive cars while in Malaysia. To get a B2 (motor) license, you’ll have to sit the Highway Code, followed by the 6 hours theory course. In short, you’ll have to do the entire motorcycle course and practical test too.
Hi, currently waiting for my B-Full “L” license from my driving school. Aside from riding classes at the school, do you think it is ok to get a used big bike to practice on the road with the L displayed. First-time rider. Appreciate the advice. Thanks.
Yes, you can buy a big bike to practice. Hang the “L” on it though.
The total amount for riding license is Rm201++ . The extra are the service charge. If i sit for the computer test i pass it mean within how many days can i get the L license?
Depends on how fast you instructor is able to work.
good morning sir! what i want to ask here is i have paid 211 to my agent, but she said i need to pay another 50 for my first e-service test and 100 for my first theory class. is it in the right way?
really need your help.
Hi Mr Yap, I am from Australia and live in KL. I have a class D Malaysian Drivers Licence and what to get a B2 Bike Licence. From above I gather I have to attend the 6 hour theory but no exam? Is this correct? Where is the theory course held – JPJ in Manju Junction?
To get B2 license, attend 6 hour theory course. Any driving institute around your area provides the course.
can you ride a 50cc moped in malaysia?
A 50cc moped must undergo JPJ inspection and possess the necessary insurance.
Hello, I know that car license takes up to 45 days to complete..
But how about motorcycle license?
Same applies to motorcycles too.
Good day Cikgu Yap, i’m from philippines working in Sabah now. I have a driver license (car) but it just expired. Would like to ask if I am allowed to obtain a motorcycle license and also obtain an international driving license given the expiration without going back to philippines? If I’m only riding a bicycle, do i need a license here? Thanks alot Cikgu.
Your own country is responsible for issuing you with IDL back home. To ride motor, you need a B2 license. To get a Malaysian motorcycle license, attend all relevant courses and practical tests.
Tq Cikgu Yap. So meaning i have to go back to Philippines to renew my license and also obtain my IDL (International Driving License if I’m correct) there? As i wish i can settle it all here in Sabah. I would like to add that i do not understand the Malay language and hence I’m not sure if they will let me sit for the test and courses. I know how to ride a motorcycle though. Thanks again.
I suggest that you try to convert your Philippines domestic license into Malaysian driving license. After that, ask JPJ if your converted Malaysian license can be changed to IDL. Regarding language problems, you can use English for test purposes too.
Thank you Cikgu Yap. I will try ask 1st if my expired Philippines domestic license can still works in converting into a local one. And thank you for information on the language barrier. Wish me luck.
Expired license cannot be converted.
hi Cikgu Yap,
i intend to take full B license but problem is i did not know how to ride motorcycle at all.. may i know how much does it cost n how long the period takes to complete the whole session until i get the license. thx Cikgu Yap.
I suggest you take B2 (250cc) license first, followed by B Full license later.
how much does it cost n how long the period takes to complete the whole session until i get the license. thx Cikgu Yap.
Betting B2 followed later by B Full, I anticipate approximately RM700 – RM800. Tame taken is about 50 – 60 days.
I am foreigner in Malaysia is it all procedure same for like above you have mentioned?
what is the cost of L driving licence?
Procedures similar for all.
hi, have got a question and hope to get reply
i,m from nepal and i have both bike and car licence from my country, can i get both license in here and if yes how much it cost me and what are the process…
Visit our JPJ offices and inquire if your country’s license can be converted.
Hello Sir, my son would like a B2 bike license; enquired from the driving school he got his D license that it would cost RM700+. Why the big diff? Is the RM211 max ruling still enforced? Plz advise before he makes any payment to the school.
The $211 is a special package offered only by the authorities.
Helo sir . How much does it cost to get a b1 (500cc ) motorcycle license?? should I get the b1 or b2 licence first ? Plus how long will the be ? Because im planing to finish it in 2week or less and hope to get my licence ASAP . Hope to get an reply . Thanks
Dear Liew, B Full approximately RM1000 currently. Go straight to B full course.
Hi there,I am turning 16 next year and I was wondering can i go for theory first then the exercise for the B2 license? And is there a age restriction for it?
Reach 16 and then talk about it.
Hi Mr Yap,
I would like to take B license, and I currently have D license, do i need to retake any theory test? and also driving test?
Dear Mang, Do theory class and Highway Code test. This is the latest requirement.
Hi, Mr Yap
I have a D license already and thinking of taking the B full motorcycle license.
I have read the previous comments from others and would like to know from you the LATEST information about the procedures I have to go through in order to get the B full license, keeping in mind that I have the D license already.
Is there any new update on that because I recently heard about jpj making the test for motorcycle and car into one, what does that mean?
Thank you for your time.
Prior to the new syllabus JPJ implemented in Decemcer 2014, those having D license were exempted from sitting for the Highway Code. Up to today, there has no concrete directives pertaining to the above. Directive changes ever so frequently. You will have to ask the authorities what’s the latest procedures are.
Oh ok. Thank you very much.
Have a good day.
I am foreign student in Malaysia. Recently, one of my friends (also foreign student) took the exam from JPJ which is computer test. He has given RM 300 to his driving school which is at Cheras, KL. Then he got “L” license la. What I want to know is, according to your information mentioned above, RM 211 is for both “L” and “P” licenses (if I understood correctly). So, why my friend has to pay “L” for RM 300 and another “P” license for RM 300 again? So, total is about RM 600+. Please guide me Do’s & Don’s since I am going to take the driving course and license too. Thank you very much for your time and information sharing.
You must have misunderstood message, read again pls!
I am not quite familiar with the procedure. I need to take both car and bike licence. As for the bike B full because i know how to ride and i went for the licence test but only half way so i have to re-sit all over again. What do u suggest i do and how much do am i looking at and the time frame. Pls do get back to me at your earliest conveniences. Thank you!
me already have a D class licence for 24 years .. hmm since you say malaysia goverment have “A directive to all driving institutes all across the entire country, that potential candidates opting to secure a B2 (below 250 cc) motor license cannot be charged more than a sum of RM211.” but when i go ask 2 of the driving school in kepong area both also tell me that the cost to obtain a B2 licence was above RM1000 .. one shop the price was RM1100 and another one was about RM1450 (damn ridicules ) .. when i ask them about the goverment directive of the rm 211 ruling .. the shop told me that they didnt do that and say that i can go myself to register at the jpj test center :( .. so it was really very confusing procedure on how to get a B2 licence to just ride a scooter :( .. can you please advice me cikgu ? im a malaysian and stay in KL . TQ
Dear cikgu. I obtained B,C and D license since 2007. I renew My motor license every 6 months as usual. The last I went to JPJ, PJ branch as usual, unfortunately they told me the L license for motor are no longer anymore. Hence, I need to re do again. At the time he manage to renew for me provided 24days only instead 6moths as usual. Within this 24days, I must sit for exam it seems. Is that right cikgu. Please kindly advice what shall I do next? Thank you.
Hi Cikgu Yap, would like to ask u some question.. i did have my car driving license about a year ago. If i like to have a motorbike license do i need to sit for the theory test ? Your reply are most appreciate.
Attend O1 kursus, then sit for motorcycle highway code.