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    1. Capone

      Capone Well-Known Member

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      Whats the best way about getting a full bike license these days? Someone mentioned a direct access course but I didn't quite get what they meant?

      I've had a full car license for 10 years, im over 21 and ridden 125cc's from 17-21. Is it just a case of paying for this course over a few days (as i'm fairly competent on a bike) and taking a test at the end of it, then jump straight on to any bike I like?

      Anyone know what sort of prices these courses are??


      Cheers
       
    2. vijugati8g

      vijugati8g Well-Known Member

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      Motor bike test

      Direct access mate, basically an intensive course of about a week, depending in ur riding experience, test at the end taken on a 500cc machine.
      That then enables you to go buy/ride any size bike, providing you can afford the rip off insurance ;)
       
    3. gabarit

      gabarit Well-Known Member

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      Motor bike test

      Around £400-£500 again depends how many lessons/ experience
       
    4. masoven4u

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      Motor bike test

      I would say im a good rider, just need to get up to date with all the mirror checking and stuff they check for on the test.

      What does that £400-£500 include? Could it be less if I only need a couple of lessons?

      Already got a quote on a GSXR 600 for £650
       
    5. crormaSoila18

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      Motor bike test

      Move to cyprus. Apply for Cypriot provisional, do the theory, buy a superbike which you can ride for a year without needing to take a test. If your still alive a year later do the bike test. Which is go around several cones do an emergency stop (the bigger the skid the better). If its raining or the instructor can't be ****d he will simply sign it off as you rode the bike there and that's good enough for him!!!

      CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY place!!!

      Can't offer any advice for UK sorry..but good luck with it..
       
    6. Capone

      Capone Well-Known Member

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      Motor bike test

      You need a bike theory test which now has the hazard awareness piece as well, then you need a current and up to date CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) which lets you ride up to a 125cc.

      Then you do DAS which is Direct Access.

      About 5 days intensive with a test on the last day.

      I did mine just before they changed it adding in a load of hazard manoeuvres and off road / car park type slow bike control etc

      Good luck - about £750 all inc a few years back.
       
    7. emininojiq

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      Motor bike test

      theory test first then It's two tests now one off the road which is just dodging a few cones and stopping correctly.
      then the normal test out on the road
       
    8. vijugati8g

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      Motor bike test

      More to the point what bike you after
       
    9. laxgoaliesrhs

      laxgoaliesrhs Well-Known Member

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      Didn't realise it was so much

      Apparently they are changing it again in the new year to stop the direct access or something?
       
    10. remstation

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      Motor bike test

      GSXR600 i reckon
       
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