You can get your full (category A) motorcycle licence using the direct access scheme (DAS) if you’re aged 24 or over. You’ll have to pass the motorcycle practical tests on a machine of at least 40 kW (53.6 bhp).

Taking direct access means you’ll have a full motorcycle licence without previously holding a licence for a smaller bike for two years – you’ll have no restriction on the size of machine you can ride.

While you’re practising for direct access, you can use any size of motorbike bigger than a learner motorbike but you must

  • be accompanied by a qualified approved trainer riding another motorbike and in radio contact with you

  • wear fluorescent or reflective safety clothing while you’re being supervised

  • have L plates (D plates in Wales) fitted

  • follow the provisional licence restricitons. 

If you think DAS could be the best way for you to get your licence, speak to your trainer about it.


Motorcycle Training address:

Indian Gymkhana Club

Thornbury Ave, Osterley TW7 4NQ



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