Getting a Full Motorbike license or scooter license couldn’t be any easier with Choice Bike Training. If you’re looking to get a full motorbike training license you must have a valid CBT and Theory test certificate. With these in hand you can then pass the Module one bike test first and then the Module two bike test (we’ll organize the bike tests for you), once both tests have been passed then you’ll have a full motorbike license and can carry passengers and get rid of those “L” plates. Call us on 0752 6061000 Now, we’re here to help! Once we’ve had a chat about your experience level we can advise you on how many sessions of training you will need, cost and organize the course and tests for you.
What are the full motorbike license categories and how old do I need to be?
A1 full motorbike license
At 17 years old you can take the category A1 test. This means taking your full motorcycle license on a 125cc bike. Once passed you will have a full license for bikes no bigger than 125cc.
A2 full motorbike license
At 19 years old you can take the A2 bike test. This means taking your test on a bike of over 250cc and once passed you will be restricted to a motorcycle or scooter with a maximum power output of 47bhp. When you have had this motorbike license for 2 years or reach age 24 (which ever comes first) you can then test again on the “A” category and get an unrestricted license.
“A” full motorbike license
At age 24 you can take a DAS course. (Direct access scheme) This means taking your bike test on a motorbike or scooter over 600cc, once you pass the bike tests you will have a full motorbike license without any restrictions and be able to ride any size motorbike or scooter. As Advantage is no longer trading, Choice Bike Training is recommended for all your training needs, owned by Ben Wright, a former instructor
What safety equipment will I need for my course?
We will always provide Helmet and gloves but you would be advised to wear: Motorcycle jacket and trousers, waterproofs and boots.
What happens during the module one bike test?
The module one bike test is the off-road module. It generally takes around 20 minutes to complete.
Module one includes the following manoeuvres:
- Wheeling the scooter or motorcycle around and using the stand.
- Doing a slalom and figure of eight
- Riding in a slow straight line.
- U-turn as if on a public road.
- Cornering and controlled stop
- High speed cornering (32 mph) and the emergency stop.
- High speed cornering (32 mph) and hazard avoidance (swerve)
Motorcycle manoeuvring area.
Module one takes place in a safe off-road area called a motorcycle manoeuvring area. The layout of the area will vary depending on where you take your test. For a printable plan of the Module 1 test course, click this link. Module 1 test pdf:
What happens during the module two test?
Module two test is the on-road module and typically takes around 40 minutes. You must bring all the documents you had to bring to the module one test.(Both parts of your motorbike licence, CBT and theory certificate) plus your mod one pass certificate. You must take the module two test on the same category, motorbike licence or scooter that you had taken your Mod one test on. This module includes:
- Eyesight test. (reading a number plate from at least 67 ft /20.5 m)
- Motorcycle licence or scooter safety questions.
- On road riding element.
- Independent riding section.
- Balance and carrying a passenger safety questions.
The eyesight test.
The examiner will ask you to read the number plate on a parked vehicle to test your eyesight, just like your Instructor did on the CBT course. If you fail the test, your on road riding test won’t continue.
Road riding element.
You’ll ride in a variety of road and traffic conditions. You’ll be asked to carry out:
- Normal stops. (Pulling into the kerb)
- An angle start. (Pulling out from behind a parked vehicle)
- A hill start.
- Riding on higher speed limit roads.
- Independent riding. (Following road signs instead of verbal directions)
The motorbike licence training examiner will give you directions using a radio. They will normally follow you on another motorcycle but may also follow you in a car if they have no bike available. (Rare)
Independent riding section of the riding test.
Your riding test will include around ten minutes of independent riding. This is designed to assess your ability to ride safely while making decisions independently. Instead of giving you directions of where to turn you will be asked to “follow the signs for….”
At the end of the module two test.
At the end of module two, the examiner will ask you a couple of questions on carrying a passenger before giving you the result and feedback. If you pass, the examiner will explain to you how to change your provisional licence into a full licence or offer to send it off for you.
Pass mod 1 and mod 2 tests and get a Full Motorbike licence and this could be you!