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Theory Test

Theory tests are compulsory for everyone wishing to take their full motorcycle test. Even if you have already taken a theory test for a car or vocational licence, you are required to take a theory test for each different category. We are happy to book this for you but it may be easier to book it yourself by following the link:- 

The theory test is made up of two parts;

Multiple choice test Using a touch screen computer, you have to complete 50 multiple choice questions.

Hazard perception test The hazard perception test is made up of 14 video clips - 13 of which contain a hazard that you should identify, one clip will contain two hazards. You identify the hazards by clicking on the computer mouse. If you would like to have a 'dry run', please give us a call - we are always pleased to help!

You must pass both parts of the theory test before a pass certificate is issued.

The Practical Test - A1, A2 and DAS

All practical training is conducted by a DSA certified instructor. Hi-visability bibs, motorcycle jackets, gloves and safety helmets can be provided, free of charge but we are actively encouraging pupils to buy their own.

You must hold a valid CBT certificate and a theory test pass certificate.

The practical test is in two parts;

Module 1 The Module 1 test consists of a number of slow speed manoeuvres including a slalom, figure of eight and U-turn, and two manoeuvres to be taken at a minimum speed of 50 kph, all of which are carried out at the DSA multi-purpose test centre in Musselburgh. All of these manoeuvres will be carried out during your training and we do book a practice session for you at the test centre, so do not worry - you will have a full run through before your test!

Module 2 The Module 2 test is primarily a road session. The examiner will check your eyesight and ask you some maintenance and pillion questions. He will then take you out on the road to assess your riding ability, machine control etc. The test will also include a 10 minute section of independent riding - again, this is all included in your training!

So what are the differences between the A1, A2 and the DAS licence??

Staged Access

A1 Licence If you are between the ages of 17 and 19, you are restricted by law to training and testing on a learner legal machine with an engine size of up to 125 cc and a power output not exceeding 11Kw. On passing your test you will be able to ditch those L Plates and ride a 125 cc motorcycle.

A2 Licence If you are between the ages of 19 and 24, you can take a full test on an intermediate motorcycle, that is a motorcycle at least 395 cc with a power output of 25 to 35 kW. Once you have passed your test you will be able to ride that size motorcycle without L Plates.

A Licence If you are over 21, have passed the intermediate bike test and have two years experience on that size bike, you can then take a big bike test (see DAS below).

Direct Access Scheme (DAS)

This route allows riders aged 24 or over the option of training and taking their full motorcycle test on a big bike over 595 cc / 40 kW. On passing your full motorcycle test you will have an unrestricted licence and will be able to ride any motorcycle.

Check with your motorcycle dealer as engine size and power output are not always related.

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