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17 October 2017

Direct Access Scheme (DAS)

New D.A.S Test January 2013

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Kawasaki ER6N Direct Access Full Bike Test This is the quick way to a full motorcycle licence which will allow you to ride a machine of any size and power. You must a minimum of 24 years or over, have already passed CBT, the D.S.A. theory test for motorcycles and you must take both Modules 1 & 2 of your test on a motorcycle that produces at least 54bhp or 40kw. This must be on a motorcycle of over 595cc, ART uses Kawasaki ER650's. Remember that if you want to practice for your test on this size bike, you can only do so if accompanied by a professionally qualified D.S.A. approved motorcycle instructor, not just your mate with a full licence.

A Big Motorcycle Licence
The first stage once you have a CBT and theory test is to pass the off road manoeuvres (Module 1) this will be carried out at a M.P.T.C (Multi Purpose Test Centre) once this has been passed you are then able to take the On road part (Module 2) when you have completed both parts you have access to any size Motorcycle.
When you have passed the D.A.S. you can ride any machine of any cc and unlimited power, you can carry passengers and ride on motorways.
Please note that training course lengths are determined by the individual's level of skill and competence. The number of days spent on training is advised by our instructors after an assessment of your riding skills. This assessment can be carried out when the CBT road ride (Module E) is undertaken, or if you can already ride and have already passed your motorcycle theory test & have a valid CBT you can ring us to arrange a free assessment .
All of our on road training is a maximum of 2:1, Other schools may offer 4:1 on the first couple of days of the course, which may be cheaper, but will drastically reduce the quality & safety of the tuition.
If you are a complete beginner and have never ridden before and it is a full licence you want, we would suggest the following:

  1. One to One lesson this would be one of our New Rider Courses.
  2. CBT, once we have seen you ride on a public road we can then recommend exactly how much training you require and also whether or not you could take both Module 1 and 2 on the same day.
  3. Motorcycle Theory Test (this can be done anytime before the rest of the training)
  4. 1 or 2 days on 125cc depending on experience and ability
  5. 3 to 6 days on Direct Access bike depending on ability and experience before going to test.

Some examples of how many hours (days) training that will be required to reach a Direct Access test standard (inc NRC + CBT):
Very experienced, 21 - 28 Hours (3 - 4 Days)
Some experience, 35 - 42 Hours (5 - 6 Days)
Complete novice, 42 - 70 Hours (6 - 10 Days)
Approximate cost between £500 - £1000 for everything.

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