aNew Direct Access Test – January 2013

This is the quick way to a full motorcycle licence which will allow you to ride a machine of any size and power. You must a minimum of 24 years or over, have already passed CBT, the D.S.A. theory test for motorcycles and you must take both Modules 1 & 2 of your test on a motorcycle that produces at least 54bhp or 40kw. This must be on a motorcycle of over 595cc and VMT uses Suzuki SFV650’s. Remember that if you want to practice for your test on this size bike, you can only do so if accompanied by a professionally qualified D.S.A. approved motorcycle instructor, not just your mate with a full licence.

A Full Motorcycle Licence

The first stage, once you have a CBT and theory test, is to pass the off road manoeuvres (Module 1). This will be carried out at a Multi-Purpose Test Centre and once this has been passed, you are then able to take the on road part (Module 2). When you have completed and passed both parts, you can ride any machine of any cc and unlimited power, you can carry passengers and ride on motorways.
Please note that training course lengths are determined by the individual’s level of skill and competence. The number of days spent on training is advised by our instructors after an assessment of your riding skills. This assessment can be carried out when the CBT road ride (Module E) is undertaken, or if you can already ride and have already passed your motorcycle theory test & have a valid CBT you can ring us to arrange a free assessment.


If you are a complete beginner and have never ridden before and it is a full licence you want, we suggest the following:

  1. One to One lesson this would be one of our New Rider Courses.
  2. Next is the CBT. Once we have seen you ride on a public road we can then recommend exactly how much training you require and also whether or not you could take both Module 1 and 2 on the same day.
  3. Motorcycle Theory Test (this can be done any time before the rest of the training).
  4. 1 or 2 days on 125cc depending on ability.
  5. 3 to 6 days on Direct Access bike depending on ability before going to test.

Some examples of how many hours (days) training that will be required to reach a Direct Access test standard (inc NRC + CBT):

Very experienced, 21 – 28 Hours (3 – 4 Days)
Some experience, 35 – 42 Hours (5 – 6 Days)
Complete novice, 42 + Hours (6 + Days)

Course Prices

Direct Access
Price per day (7 hours) inc. all machine & equipment hire £159
Half day (4 hours) inc. all machine & equipment hire £99
DSA Test fees are: *Test fees payable direct to the DSA
Theory £35*
Module 1 £15.50*
Module 2 £75*