FULL LICENCE – DIRECT ACCESS SCHEME (DAS)
The Direct Access Scheme, or DAS as it is sometimes known, allows riders to gain a full licence to ride larger bikes in a short space of time. There are two routes depending on your age.
IF YOU’RE BETWEEN 19 TO 23 YEARS OLD
You can complete an A2: Standard licence which allows you to ride bikes up to 47 Brake horsepower (Bhp) (35kW). You must have already passed the D.V.S.A. theory test for motorcycles and hold a current CBT certificate.
The practical test must be taken on a motorcycle of at least 395cc that produces between 26 and 47Bhp (20 and 35kw). We have brand new Yamaha MT-07 motorcycles that have been restricted so you may ride them for this course.
IF YOU’RE 24 YEARS OLD OR OLDER
You can complete an A: Unrestricted licence which allows you to ride any size of machine with any power output. You must have already passed the DVSA theory test for motorcycles and hold a current CBT certificate.
The practical test must be taken on a motorcycle of at least 595cc that produces a minimum of 54Bhp (40kw). We have brand new Kawasaki ER650 and Yamaha MT-07 motorcycles that may ride for this course.
Please note that training course lengths are determined by the individual’s level of 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 is undertaken. Alternatively, if you can already ride and have a current CBT and theory test certificate, you can ring us to arrange a free assessment 01293 413330.
Remember, if you want to practice for your full A or A2 licence, you must be accompanied by a professionally qualified DSA approved motorcycle instructor, not just a full motorcycle licence holder. Once you hold both required certificates (motorcycle theory test and CBT) this can be achieved over three to eight days training.
For more info please see the ART Website.