If you’re looking to get your motorcycle licence in Fulham it may seem like a complicated process, but we’re here to make completing your motorcycle training in Fulham as easy as possible - it’s really not as complicated as it might first appear.
This is the earliest you can ride a motorcycle or scooter on the roads in the UK. At this age you can complete the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training). This will allow you to ride a bike with an engine capacity no greater than 50ccand a top speed of 28mph. Your CBT test in Fulham will only take a day and you don’t need any prior riding experience riding motorcycles. Once you complete your CBT you’ll have to display L-plates on the front and rear of your machine, and you won’t be allowed to carry passengers or ride on motorways.
You can also pass your theory and hazard perception tests before taking a practical test, which will permit you to shed the L-plates, carry a passenger and ride on motorways. This is the AM licence.
Once again the quickest way to two wheels at this age is via the CBT, except you can ride bikes upto 125cc, with a maximum power output of 11kW. Much like the AM licence at 16, you can choose to shed the L-plates, passenger and motorway restrictions by completing your theory test and a two-part practical test to gain the A1 licence.
This is where your options start to open up. From the age of 19 you’ll be able to take your motorcycle test for the A2 licence. As with the AM and A1 tests, this is comprised of your theory and hazard perception tests (which last two years) and a two-part practical test spread over two days. Once you complete those you will be allowed to ride a motorcycle or scooter with any engine capacity. However, the bike must produce no more than 35kW for the two years following your test. Once those two years are up, you’ll be free to ride any bike you like.
Direct Access Scheme
The Direct Access Scheme, commonly known as DAS, is the motorcycle test which can be taken by those 24 and older. The Direct Access test must be completed on a motorcycle with a minimum power output of 40kW. If you pass your motorcycle test before the age of 24, the bikes you will be eligible to ride will be restricted depending on your age, but with the Direct Access you will be allowed to ride any bike upon completion.
No matter your age, the actual test - comprised of two modules - will be the same. During Module 1 you will be tasked with completing certain maneuvers on a purpose-built off-road training area. These include maneuvers such as a slalom, U-turn and figure of eight. For Module 2 you will have to complete an hour long road ride with the examiner, which will also include independent riding - where you must get to a certain destination using road signs.