Sorry for thread necromancy, but I feel the wiki isn't entirely correct. Many EU member states apply different interpertations to the driverslicense and have added to a vagueness that isn't captured in the wiki.MrSciTrek said:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driver's_license
Is there a topic Wiki does not have info on???
In my country (The Netherlands), You can get a moped at age 16 (max 45 km/h or 25 km/h depending on category) after having done a theoretical exam (or when you're 18 and you've gotten your car or motorcycle license). Motorcycle and car licenses can only be obtained from age 18 and upwards and require intensive training, both theoretical and practically (so MSF is obligatory here, perhaps a tad stricter even - for a car you need a minimum of ten courses before examination may even be requested). Under 21 you can only do motorcycle examination on a motorcycle with less than 25 kW and a certain maximum in kW to kg ratio. This gives you an A L (Motorcycle Light) license and after two years can be changed to an A Z (Motorcycle Heavy) license. For car there's just a B license, and if you want a heavy trailer you need a B E license.
Costs of a motorcycle license: around 1300 euros. So that's about 1600 dollar or so.
Edit:[/color] Also responding to the OP. On the Autobahn (I live 50 km's from the German border) standard goes an advice speed of 130 km/h. It's an advice speed, so it's in practice unlimited. However, under pressure by European (harmonisation?) law more and more area's get restricted to 120 (busy or curvy parts) or 100 (city ring). It's a shame, but there's still enough tarmac to hit your own speed limit ( ).