There are three groups of motorcycle licences: Group O (up to 50cc), Group 1 (up to 125cc) and Group 1A (over 125cc). You must be at least 19 years of age to drive a motorcycle with an engine over 125cc.
If your bike licence from abroad explicitly states that you are entitled to ride a bike over 125cc, then for CI$75 you can obtain a Full Group 1A licence. A theory test will still need to be taken. If you already have a Group 2, 3 or 4 Cayman driver’s licence, then you can easily obtain a Learner’s Group 1 bike licence without having to take a written test. Having obtained it, you should book a practical road test. With a Provisional Group 1 licence, you are only allowed to carry a passenger who is the holder of a Full Group 1 licence.
If you don’t have a qualifying licence, then you need to take a written road test (to obtain a Learner’s Group 1 licence) and after passing the practical road test, you will be able to obtain a Full Group 1 licence. Once you have had a Full Group 1 licence for one year, you qualify for a Group 1A licence which enables you to ride unlimited displacement motorbikes. However, if you are over the age of 19 and can prove you have taken (and passed) an intensive one-week long rider safety course, then you can skip the 12-month wait time. Cayman Custom Cycles (Tel: (345) 945 7433) offers this course, along with other motorcycle training courses.
The Department of Vehicle & Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) Locations
The DVDL is authorised to inspect and test vehicles, register motor vehicles and maintain the register, issue licences in respect of motor vehicles and drivers, and conduct driving tests.
The Department of Vehicle & Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) has three locations in Grand Cayman
- 990 Crewe Road, Red Bay, Tel: (345) 945 8344, Email: email@example.com or Web: www.dvdl.gov.ky. Open: Monday-Friday 8.30am-4pm
- 9 Reverend Blackman Road, West Bay (Across from the West Bay Police Station) Tel: (345) 949 7231, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Web: www.dvdl.gov.ky. Open: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-4pm
- Breakers, Frank Sound (across Sea View Road from the South Coast Bar and Grill) Tel: (345) 244 5528, Email: email@example.com or Web: www.dvdl.gov.ky. Open: Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-4pm
The Department of Vehicle & Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman:
- Cayman Brac District Administration Building. Tel: (345) 948 2222. Open: Monday-Friday 8.30am-4pm
- Little Cayman District Administration Building, Tel: (345) 948 1051. Open: Every other Thursday 9am-2.30pm
For more information visit their website.