If you’re looking to gain your full motorcycle licence in Walsall we have a number of motorcycle training centres that will get you out on the road in no time.
The Steps to your Full Motorcycle Licence in Walsall
There are several routes to gaining your full motorcycle licence in Walsall, depending on how old you are and how much experience you have. If you have no motorcycle experience, or are below the age of 19, we recommend completing CBT training first. You can take your CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) from the age of 16 and once completed it will remain valid for two years, which gives you plenty of time to gain experience riding on the road before you gain your full motorcycle licence in Walsall. Riding with just a CBT will mean you have to display L-plates, and you won’t be able to carry passengers or ride on motorways. You don’t need to pass your theory test to be able to complete your CBT, nor do you need any prior experience on two wheels.
If you want to get rid of those L-plates or take passengers and ride on motorways you can take a theory and hazard perception test and two-stage practical test at 16, but you will still be restricted to a 50cc machine 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.
Once you turn 19, you will be able to take your motorcycle training for the A2 licence, provided you have completed your theory and hazard perception tests within the last two years. You will be required to take motorcycle lessons before your motorcycle test, during which your instructor will prepare you for all the different scenarios you will face during your test.
The test itself is comprised of off-road and on-road modules, which are usually completed on seperate days, although they generally take 15 minutes and 50 minutes to complete respectively. Once you complete the A2 test you will be able to ride any motorcycle, provided it has a maximum power output of 35kW, for two years. For those two years you can either choose a bike with a power output of 35kW as standard, or restrict a more powerful motorcycle. Once those two years are up you will be able to ride any motorcycle you like, regardless of the power output.
If you’re 24 or older then you will be able to take your full unrestricted motorcycle licence test in Walsall without going through any of the other licence levels. This is known as the A licence, and there are no restrictions once you pass the test. This is often referred to as the Direct Access Scheme.