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Buying a Motorcycle Helmet

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All helmets used in the UK, must be approved to either the British Standard BSI:6658 or EU Standard ECE-R 2205   Go to http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/ This is an independent helmet testing facility which only tests fully approved helmets. They then give these previously approved helmets a rating of up to 5 stars. In the tests, some … Continue reading

Elements of an approved CBT course

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Compulsory Basic Training Approved training courses for compulsory basic training (CBT) contain five elements. The syllabus of the course and the order in which the five elements must be delivered is specified in Schedule 12 of The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999 as amended. The five elements are: A introduction B practical on-site training … Continue reading

Understanding the A2 licence

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If you are aged 19-23, you are eligible for the category A2 motorcycle test. To obtain an A2 licence, you must take both module 1 and module 2 tests on a motorcycle with an engine capacity of more than 395cc with a power output of at least 20kW (27bhp) but no more than 35kW (47bhp). … Continue reading

Your guide to further training with Vision:

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So, where do I go from here? Firstly, well done on the completion of your Compulsory Basic Training with Vision! Your DL196 (CBT certificate) will last 2 years from the date of issue, entitling you to ride up to 125cc (or 50cc moped if only 16) displaying “L” plates front and rear – and remember….no … Continue reading

Just buy it, right?

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So, you have passed your test with Vision and you’re on a mission. You are looking for that most illusive of creatures – the good second-hand motorcycle! Where do you start? Well, firstly take a large hammer and smash that piggy bank! – OK, so you have £2.47 – Consider the options: Save up (takes … Continue reading

The One-Piece Oversuit

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I met an old wizened and bearded man, on the top of what must have been the highest hill in the local area. His face etched and sculpted by years of toil and concentration, he was busying himself with hammer and nails; saw and sandpaper; obviously not keen to engage in trivial conversation. This man … Continue reading

The Top 4 Motorcycling Mistakes

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We’re all capable of making mistakes, and whether you’re brand new to motorcycling and lacking experience, or an old hand and maybe a little complacent, a mistake on the road can have serious, or even deadly, consequences. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common motorcycling mistakes we’ve come across during our years … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Take a Motorcycle Training Course

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If you’re considering learning to ride a motorcycle, but not sure where to start, you’re not alone! The idea of the open road, the cheaper fuel costs and the quicker commute appeal to many, but if you’ve never been on a bike, the prospect of learning to ride, buying all the gear and staying safe … Continue reading

Motorcycle Theory Test Explained

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You must have completed your compulsory basic training (CBT) and have passed your motorcycle theory test before you can book your full motorcycle practical test. To take your theory test, you must have a provisional driving licence. The theory test is in two sections: A multiple choice test A hazard perception test Both sections will … Continue reading

Motorcycle Practical Riding Test Explained

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The motorcycle practical riding test will test you on variety of different riding skills and knowledge, including: Your ability to ride safely in different traffic conditions and on various types of road. Your understanding of the Highway Code, demonstrated in your riding ability and decisions. To qualify to take your practical test, you must have … Continue reading