Full Licence/Direct Access (650cc)

P1000532Direct Access (DAS) allows riders aged 24 years old or over to take their test on a large motorcycle, allowing them to ride any bike with no restrictions.  Should you currently hold a Medium Licence (500cc) and are looking to upgrade to a Full Licence, you need a minimum of 2 years experience before you can take Direct Access.


You must complete CBT (which you can do as part of an intensive course), a motorcycle theory test and finally take both parts of the practical test on a large capacity motorcycle.


The Complete Bike Training Direct Access (DAS) Course will prepare you to pass the full test and then you can ride any size motorcycle.  Our Direct Access training courses are flexible and run 7 days a week.  You can run your DAS over weekends to fit in around work or choose to train with us during the week.

All our lessons are either half a day or a full day’s training – the
choice is yours.

Our modern, well-maintained fleet of 650cc motorcycles have been chosen specifically for their ease of manoeuvrability and we also have a low seat option available if needed!  Your instructor will be in radio contact with you at all times – so relax and enjoy yourself.

Our Direct Access lessons are designed around you.  Most of our customers can expect to pass their tests after 3 – 5 days training.  The advantage to you of having your training based on your ability is you won’t be paying for more lessons than you need to.  It is usual to initially get used to riding a large capacity bike on a 500cc machine.  This will give you greater control and confidence before you transfer to the full-power of a 650cc DAS bike for the remainder of your training and tests.

At Complete Bike Training we have a great 1st time pass rate for both modules 1 and 2 of the test.  One of the main reasons this is higher than most schools is because we believe in giving our students all the training necessary (on and off road) to bring you up to Module 2 standard BEFORE you take Module 1.  Module 1 of the test requires a fair amount of confident machine handling and we believe it is wrong to expect you to take Module 1 until you are at the standard required to easily pass Module 2.  This approach does work as the number of our first time passes proves!


A typical Direct Access course will cover the following:



Introduction to the differences of the large and more powerful 500/650cc
motorbikes.  We conduct this in a safe off road environment before
transferring to normal roads.

On road, you will become proficient in pulling away into traffic, U-turns, roundabouts, junctions, road positioning, hazard awareness, observation, emergency stop, dual carriageways, overtaking safely, making progress, hill starts and gradients and counter steering.

As your course develops we will be polishing up on all your new skills and adding more detail to your ride.  Our intention is to properly prepare you to ride your motorcycle after test day – not just concentrating on a minimum standard pass (a practice adapted by some training schools).
Riding well is achieved by practice, together with confidence, systematic riding, forward planning, anticipation and good observation.  Our DAS Course will give you all this and more!

Towards the end of your few days with us, we will concentrate on giving you on and off road practice of the required manoeuvres of the Module 1 Test.


Reviewing Video

These will include looking at pushing the bike both forward and backward,
slalom and figure of eight (remember your CBT?), swerve avoidance and
controlled stopping, the U-turn, slow riding and the emergency stop.

Test Day.  You will be accompanied to the local test centre for your Module 1 Test in the morning as part of your training.  This time is for a final polish and to get rid of any nerves.

Once you have passed your Module 1, you’ll have a final half day’s
training and your Module 2 test, usually in the afternoon.  This is time for final preparation to get you ready for your on-road test.  Relax, concentrate and enjoy the experience – you have been trained well.

Once you have passed your test, do not forget that we have a club for regular meetings and ride outs.

Well done!


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