Getting a Full Motorbike licence or scooter licence couldn’t be any easier with Advantage Wimbledon. If you’re looking to get a full motorbike training licence 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 organise the bike tests for you), once both tests have been passed then you’ll have a full motorbike licence and can carry passengers and get rid of those “L” plates. Call us on 020 8543 5722 Now, we’re here to help! Once we’ve had a chat about your experience level we can advise you on how many days of training you will need, cost and organise the course and tests for you.
What are the full motorbike licence categories and how old do I need to be?
A1 full motorbike licence
At 17 years old you can take the category A1 test. This means taking your full motorcycle licence on a 125cc bike. Once passed you will have a full licence for bikes no bigger than 125cc.
A2 full motorbike licence
At 19 years old you can take the A2 bike test. This means taking your test on a bike of over 400cc 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 licence for 2 years or reach age 24 (which ever comes first) you can then test again on the “A” category and get an unrestricted licence.
“A” full motorbike licence
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 licence without any restrictions and be able to ride any size motorbike or scooter.
What safety equipment will I need for my course?
We include all the safety equipment that you need. Helmet, motorcycle jacket and trousers, waterproofs and gloves. You should provide your own adequate footwear. (Leather walking boots or similar are suitable)
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. Watch the short clip below to see what’s involved.
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. Your motorbike training is complete and then ………….
Pass mod 1 and mod 2 tests and get a Full Motorbike licence and this could be you!