To gain your motorcycle license in Leeds you will want to undergo motorcycle training at one of our training centres in and around the Leeds area. What training you will be required to undergo and what bikes you will be allowed to ride after will depend on your age when at the time of completion.
How the Motorcycle Test in Leeds Works
In just the same way as when you take your car test, you have to first pass a theory test and hazard perception test before you can take your practical motorcycle tests. Then, you’ve got two years to complete your practical test - or you have to take the theory tests again. The only time you don’t need to pass your theory test is when you are doing a CBT, which isn’t strictly a test and won’t grant you a full motorcycle licence - but the Compulsory Basic Training will get you on the road and riding around town; albeit with L-Plates.
When the time comes for you to take your full, practical motorcycle test it will be split into two parts, Module 1, and Module 2. You will normally complete these on seperate days, as you cannot progress to Module 2 without first passing Module 1.
Module 1 is completed on an off-road training area, and it usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
For this you will be asked to complete several different maneuvers:
Once you’ve completed them, you will be able to move onto Module 2.
Module 2 is the on-road portion of the test, and takes a little longer than Module 1 and usually involves riding around local roads for around 50 minutes.
You will head out onto the road ahead of the examiner, who will give you directions through a one-way radio - this will be something that you would already have gained experience of when taking part in your motorcycle licence training around Leeds. The road ride will include stopping, pulling away at an angle from behind a parked car, and a hill start where possible. For a portion of the on-road test you will have to show that you can ride independently, so the instructor will give you a destination, and you will have to reach it by following road signs.
Once this has been completed - and you have passed with flying colours - you’ll be ready to hit the local Leeds roads with full confidence and with the knowledge that you’ve had the best training available.
Not ready for your full motorcycle licence training yet?
If you’re 17 or under - or you just don’t feel the need or desire to gain your full licence just yet - then the quickest way to two wheels is via the CBT… The difference this time however is that you can only ride bikes upto 125cc, with a maximum power output of 11kW and that you will have to sport L-Plates on your motorcycle or scooter until you’re ready to advance and move up to your next level of training.