Direct Access Scheme (DAS)

The new motorcycle test went live in April 2009. To obtain your full motorcycle license, the new test will be completed in two modules – Module 1 (specified manoeuvres) and Module 2 (road riding test). Williams Motorcycle Training will ensure you are more than capable of passing both modules..

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Module 1

Specified manoeuvres conducted at specific speeds will be tested in module 1 on safe off-road sites.

These specified manoeuvres are:

  • at least two manoeuvres carried out at slow speed, including a slalom
  • at least two manoeuvres carried out at higher speed, of which one exercise should be in second or third gear, at a speed of at least 30 km/h (approx. 19 mph) and one exercise avoiding an obstacle at a minimum speed of 50 km/h (approx. 32 mph)
  • at least two braking manoeuvres, including an emergency brake at a minimum speed of 50 km/h (approx. 32 mph)

On the day of your module 1 test, you will be asked by the examiner to demonstrate your riding ability on either the left-hand or right-hand circuit. Click the link below to view a diagram of the circuits you’ll be riding:

Layout of left and right hand circuits.

Once you’ve passed your Module 1 test, you can move on to..

Module 2

Module 2 of the test is made up of the eyesight test, road safety questions and at least 30 minutes of road riding. Road riding will cover a variety of road and traffic conditions and will also include normal stops, hill and angle starts.

Your Training

You’ll be given a free one-hour assessment to establish your current level of riding, and the training required to meet the Test standards. Typically, 2-4 days of intensive training will be suggested, preferably on consecutive days.

On each day you’ll go out on the road with an instructor in radio contact, and spend around six hours riding in different traffic conditions and areas. You will practice the Module 1 control manoeuvres, including emergency stops and low-speed u-turns.

You’ll find your skill level and confidence increasing with each day, and at the end of the training you’ll be more than capable of passing the Test. 

To take this fast-track path to a full licence, contact us for the initial free assessment. We’ll then agree on a date for your Module 1 test (which we’ll book for you), and schedule the days immediately before the test for training.

Without exception, all of our students enjoy their training, finding it stimulating and fun. Most feedback goes something like: ‘The most fun I’ve had since I was a kid!’

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