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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How to get a motorcycle licence in Kuala Lumpur.

Learning from Scratch:

If you are learning to ride a Motorcycle for the 1st time in Malaysia, it is easier to obtain a motorcyle licence (Class B2) if you already have a Malaysian driving licence (class D).
If you only have a foreign driving licence you will need to:
1. Convert foreign driving licence to Malaysian driving licence
2. Take Motorcycle lessons and sit theory and practical test
3. You will first carry L plates and on passing your practical test you will carry P plates
4. P plates recognise you as a competent motorcyclist and you can carry another passenger

You can take lessons at Metro Driving School: http://www.metrodriving.com.my/

For more details on the process, prices and how long it will take have a look here:

Already ride motor cycles:

If you already have a foreign Motorcycle Licence and have held it for 2 years then you can convert this into a Malaysian Motorcycle Licence.

This is done by contacting the Licencing office at Putrajaya, the administrative capital, which lies on the way to the KLIA Airport. Trains run there from KL Sentral and take about 20 minutes.
Address and phone details here:
Licencing Office

How this is done varies according to which ever country you are from. Have a look at the link below for
more comprehensive information.
Converting Motorcycle Licence

If you do not have a driving licence or are not able to convert your currrent driving licence, then you will need to cover both motorcycle theory and practical tests and take lessons for a motorcycle licence.

Need to learn to drive a car!:
For malaysian driving licence contact Metro Driving School/Azman on 0122682214 or http://www.metrodriving.com.my/.


  1. Recently I shifted to Malaysia and I was searching for information regarding Motorcycle licence. I found your post according to my search topic.

  2. Thanks Northshore,
    I hope you found the information useful and good luck with obtaining your motorcycle licence!!

  3. Hey, any tips on purchasing a bike in KL? I'm an expat relocating early next year and am trying to find a used Honda CBR...not finding much online.

  4. Hello David,
    There is an expat looking to sell their motorbike. You can contact them on +60192010715.

    Alternatively, you can also check out www.mudah.my. You will definitely find something there.

    Good luck and welcome to Malaysia early next year!

  5. Hey, I'm moving to Kuala Lumpur in a few weeks and I would like to learn how to drive a motorbike and maybe get one there. The problem is I'm 16 years old... Do you know if if it possible for me to do so ??

    1. Robin,
      It is best you contact Azman on 0122682214 at Metro driving school to find out age restrictions.
      Also come check out the style of driving here in Malaysia before you decide to get a motorbike.
      Good luck and enjoy your stay in KL.

  6. Pls Give me institutions name near chow kit. I want to learn motorcycle driving

    1. Mohammad,
      It is best that you contact Metro Driving School, they will have all the information you need.
      Good luck!

  7. Hi im from singapore can i buy and own malaysia motorcycle...

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  9. Hi I'm from Pakistan and I want bike license in Malaysia how can i get license.. Plz tell me ?

  10. Hi There, is it possible to do this with a Tourist Visa?


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