Full Licence at brighton

Motorcycle Licence Brighton

There are a number of motorcycle training centres in Brighton and the surrounding Hove area that will be able to help you learn to ride a motorcycle, and here at RideTo we have several great training centres within the area that will help you to gain your full motorcycle licence.

How to get to your Full Motorcycle Licence in and around Brighton and Hove.

There are several routes that you can explore when looking to gain your full motorcycle licence, and they are all entirely dependant upon how how much experience you have and how old you are. If you are new to motorcycling and don’t have any riding experience at all, then we would strongly recommend completing some CBT training first. This Compulsory Basic Training means that you’ll have some solid experience of riding on the road before starting to consider your full motorcycle licence in Brighton. With all that said, and whilst we always recommend getting some experience of riding on the road before taking your full motorcycle licence, it’s not essential... And if your circumstances are right, you can jump straight into your full motorcycle training. It’s also perhaps worth noting that riding with just a CBT will mean you won’t be able to ride without L-plates, and you won’t be able to take passengers or ride on motorways, so if either of those things are something you’re keen on being able to do, then a full motorcycle licence test will be the way to go!

If you are under 16 and want to get rid of those L-plates - or want to take a passenger with you when riding - then you can take your theory test alongside a two-stage practical test at 16, but there are some restrictions…

You will only be able to ride to a 50cc motorcycle or scooter with a 28mph top speed. This is known as the AM licence.

If you’re 17 you can take the same route to gain your A1 licence, which will also allow you to shed your L-plates and give you the ability to ride bikes with an engine size upto 125cc.

From the age of 19-years-old or above however, you will be able to take your motorcycle training for the A2 licence, as long as you have passed your theory test within the last two years.

Unlike with your CBT, when you look to take your full motorcycle test, you will be required to take motorcycle lessons, so this is where your search for a quality Motorcycle Training Centre in Brighton will really make all the difference.

As for the test itself, well, there are two modules to complete and it’s split into an off-road part and on-road section. Despite them taking around just 15 minutes for the off-road module and just under an hour for the on-road riding, you should expect to tackle these on separate days because you can’t pass the second part without completing the training and the test for the first.

Once you’ve passed both motorcycle test modules of your A2 test, you have a two year period where you will be qualified to ride any motorcycle, provided it has a maximum power output of 35kW. Once those two years are done, you will be able to ride any motorcycle you like, regardless of the power output.

And what about if you’re 24 years old or more, live in Brighton and want to take your motorcycle test? Well, this is the moment when you will be able to take your unrestricted full motorcycle licence exam without going through any of the other licence levels.

How do I choose the right Motorcycle for me?

If you’re under 19-year-old then your choice is limited, because you’ll only be able to ride a 50cc or 125c machine, however once you turn 19 and pass your A2 licence you will be able to choose whatever motorcycle or scooter you like - as long as it only produces 35kW of power as standard.

There are many different things to consider when it comes to buying a motorcycle; such as budget or engine size but ultimately of course, the choice of style of bike is up to you. We’d recommend staying away from larger and heavier bikes if you’re inexperienced at riding, as they’re not as easy to handle... Remember to always take your time when trying to find the motorcycle or scooter that’s the right fit for you and your requirements - perhaps go to a local dealership or motorcycle training school in Brighton and ask their advice?

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