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Full Motorcycle Licence Training, Edinburgh

DAS motorcycle training

 

If you want to get a full motorcycle licence, you first need to complete a CBT and Motorcycle Theory. If you do not pass both parts of your practical test within 2 years of completing the CBT and Theory test, then you’ll have to start the process again.

The practical motorcycle test is split into 2 separate modules.

Motorcycle Licence Test Modules

Module 1 is the off-road test and normally takes about 20 minutes. You will need to show your photo-card licence, CBT certificate and Theory pass letter. The Mod 1 test includes:

• wheeling the motorcycle and using the stand
• riding a slalom and figure of 8
• a slow ride
• a U-turn
• cornering and controlled stop
• cornering and the emergency stop
• cornering and hazard avoidance

Module 2 is the on-road test and normally takes about 40 minutes. You will need to show your photo-card licence, CBT certificate, Theory pass letter and Module 1 certificate. The Mod 2 test includes:

• eyesight test
• safety questions
• road riding including stopping, an angle start (pulling out from behind a parked vehicle) and a hill start, where possible.
• 10 minutes of independent riding, when you’ll be asked to ride a route following traffic signs or a series of directions, to see how you make decisions while riding.

While you’re riding on the road, the examiner will give you directions using a radio. They’ll normally follow you on a motorbike.

Saltire Motorcycle Training School, Edinburgh

At Saltire, we tailor the training to suit each individual student.
Generally, the training is broken into two chunks - familiarisation with a ‘big bike’ and manoeuvres training towards the Mod 1 test, and then refining road craft for the Mod 2 test.

Saltire Rider Training offer an inclusive package option which can be paid up in instalments, and generally work out to be the most cost effective for our students.

• Package - £699.00 will get you up to 18 hours of training and it includes your first time test fees and accompaniment to tests.

 

In the event of a re-test the following prices apply (please note these prices are per test and include accompaniment to the test centre):

• Module 1 - £60.00 

• Module 2 - £125.00

• Additional Training Hours (after the 18 hours of the package are used up) - £30.00 per hour

We do it this way because it works! Our pass rates are much higher than national average, and our instructors want you to pass as much as you do!

Pay as you go is useful if you have had a lot of previous experience on bikes. For example if you have already completed Module 1 elsewhere, had a motorcycle licence in the past or abroad, or have an A2 licence looking to upgrade to an unrestricted A motorcycle licence.

• PAYG lessons are £35 per hour. Module 1 test fee is £15.50 and Module 2 is £75.00. Lessons are usually 2 or 3 hours long.

Our prices include use of bike, fuel, insurance, radio equipment, and any clothing you may need to borrow (except boots).

As a Saltire Rider Training Student, you are also entitled to a discount in our clothing department.

Age and Licence Restrictions:

Type of licence:

Age limitations:

Motorcycle restrictions:

A1 licence

17 - 18

Small motorbikes up to 11 kW and 125cc

A2 licence

19 - 23

Medium motorbikes up to 35kW

A licence

24+

Motorcycles unlimited in size/power

Mod 1 and 2 tests and training for each licence type are exactly the same; the only difference is the size of the bike you ride for the test.
If you are over 24, we recommend going for the full A licence, that way you can ride the bike of your choice and upgrade as and when you please.  If you go for a restricted licence and decide to upgrade later on, you will need to re-sit your tests on a bigger bike.

If you have any questions, please email ridertraining@saltiremotorcycles.com or call on 0131 478 6661 option 4.

Student Testimonials

I initially popped into the Saltire when my brother passed his cbt and bought his 125 bike, right from the get-go the friendliness and banter the sales team and instructing team had gave me the drive to pursue 1st my cbt certificate and today I passed my mod 2!!

The training I received from the cbt right thru to the mod 1 and 2 was fantastic and I leave not only with a pass certificate but also the confidence and piece of mind that I know how to be safe on any bike.
I'd like to say a huge thank you to Nigel and Marcin for giving me the one to one instruction you two are a great duo and are extremely good at your job.

Joleen you greet everyone with a cheery smile and make people feel at ease

I look forward to spending some more of my hard earned cash with you guys as well as putting my wife thru her cbt I know she will be in safe hands!!

Nigel see u soon with ur scones ??

On a serious note if u want a safe friendly professional service contact the saltire these guys make u feel like family

Thanks guys see you all soon

Robert Souness

Great training really put you at ease and thanks to Nigel, great teacher!

George Little

What can I say absolute top class and to think I was going to cancel after reading a couple of poor reviews that were on Google, just goes to show that reviews mustn't be taken too seriously you can’t please everybody. Took my CBT at a different test centre and the comparison between them and Saltire are startling.
Nigel (my instructor) is an absolute diamond I felt at ease & relaxed straight away couldn't be happier 😉 sometimes out on lessons I would think we were just out for a run. Joleen will sort out everything from paperwork, bookings etc. She is an extremely nice person and very laid back, in a nutshell the whole team were welcoming & friendly.
Also when you pass Nigel will take you for lunch & pay, what more can you ask for;)

Scott Mcleod

I would like to thank all the team at Saltire for their help and professionalism in getting me through my DAS training. The instructors Marcin and Nigel are encouraging, patient and their teaching methods are second to none. I would highly recommend Saltire Training School if you are thinking about sitting your DAS training.

Richard Galloway

I took my CBT and Direct Access with Saltire and passed. These guys are just great - all super friendly and the gear is good quality as are the bikes you learn on. We saw some other riding schools take their pupils into the test centre a few times and all looked scruffy compared to the Saltire guys. Can't recommend the rider training enough!
Marcin got me through my Mod 1 and Nigel my Mod 2. I'll be seeing more of them no doubt, and thanks for all the cups of coffee you bought me Nigel (I kept forgetting my wallet...)!
I've since bought all my gear and a Yamaha MT-07 from Saltire and literally every member of staff there is awesome - they all love their jobs and it shows. Why go anywhere else?
They also sell a lovely shade of purple lipstick, you'll have to go into Saltire to find out more.

Jamie Pritchard

Many thanks to Nigel, Joleen and the team! Excellent service, well recommended!!

David Grieve

Mod 2 passed today and over the moon. Special thanks to Nigel (don't give up the day job, you would never make it as a singer) and John for making the whole experience really enjoyable and I would recommend Saltire and the team to anyone considering taking up biking. Also thanks to Lindsay for arranging everything. Great bunch of guys.

Eric Grieve

Thank you to Nigel, Martin, Joleen, Lyndsay and the rest of the team at Saltire for getting me though my lessons and achieving a pass first time on both tests. Enjoyed every minute of it!

Jason Cassidy

Thank you to the Saltire Team for getting me through my training, especially Marcin, Nigel, John, Joleen and Lindsay. I loved everyday of my training with you, it could not have been more fun and I really mean that. I highly recommend training with you.

Kathleen Henderson

I did my Direct access with Saltire and the training and coaching I received was brilliant. The years of experience and expertise really showed through with training, and the friendly nature of the staff makes the whole experience very enjoyable.

If you're looking to advance from your CBT then these guys really do deserve your attention. Thanks again to all the Saltire staff.

James Shipley

Mod 2 passed on Friday (26/2/16), surprised and chuffed to bits! Big thanks to Nigel and John for making an ambition of mine a reality. I would highly recommend Saltire and the team to anyone considering taking up biking. Thanks to Lindsay and Joleen for their assistance as well.  A first class training school, thanks guys.

Paul Connolly

Hi, Just to say a big thank you to Joleen & Lindsay for their help in arranging everything . Nigel & John were both A+ with all of their instructions & advice, as well as being good riding companions out on the road.  Many Thanks Again.

John H.

Got my full licence few weeks ago, very friendly and helpful people!! Couldn't be happier!

Danilo C

Danilo C

I passed Mod 2 on Friday having built my way from the CBT upwards since February. The entire Saltire team were fantastic in terms of service, training and professionalism. The instructors Jethro, John and Nigel work together brilliantly. They show a wealth of knowledge and go out of their way to ensure the highest standard of training is given to every student whilst encouraging students to enjoy every second of being out on the bikes. The training is Incredible value for money from the start to finish and excellent post training benefits and offers finish of the whole experience on a high standard. I will be highly recommending Saltire to all my friends and family and those who show interest in bikes.
Thanks again Saltire!

Ross Strachan

Top Training School! I did my DAS with Saltire last year. I enjoyed the lessons and passed first time without any minors, so they are obviously doing something right! No hard sell for more lessons than I needed.

Student from 2015

I 1st passed my CBT and Mod 1 several years ago, however due to personal circumstances they had both expired. I contacted Saltire in August 2015 and they were able to book me in for my CBT and then DAS.

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, the DAS was postponed until March 2016, however due to the professionalism and positive attitude of everyone at Saltire Nigel, John, Joleen & Lindsay I successfully passed my Mod 2 on my 1st attempt yesterday (Woo Hoo!).

Finally after 33 years of procrastination since I first rode a bike I can now legally ride on the road all thanks to the team at Saltire. I know look forward to many great rides ahead and meeting up with the saltire team in the future.

Chris Douglas

I came across the saltire in March 2015 where I decided to do my CBT. From the getgo the training school team were incredible they explained everything well and made me feel very welcome and important.
I did my CBT training with John who was patient and very friendly. Once I passed my CBT Mark in the sales department helped me to pick the right beginner bike for myself. He was very approachable friendly and but by no means pushy.
Through out 2015 I was in and out of the saltire to purchase various items to assist me with my new bike and as always the sales team were helpful and full of useful advice.
In March 2016 I decided to bite the bullet and go for my DAS. I was very aprehensive about doing the training and tests but with the guidance and assurance from Nigel Harper I got thru my mod 1 and mod 2 training which can I highlight to anyone thinking about doing the DAS was an amazing experience one I will genuinely never forget. Thank you Nigel you are one in a million.
Once I passed the DAS I returned to the saltire to trade in my 125 for a new shiney Suzuki gsr 750!! This bike was sold by mark who once again gave me his expert advice and made the whole buying process a breeze.
I feel so happy that I have passed my DAS however I do have a little sad feeling that I will no longer have Nigel threatening to kiss me with his purple lipstick..... If you do the DAS with Nigel you will know what I mean.
I would also like to thank the Joleen and Lindsay, for making me feel so very welcome and I know whenever I pop in to the showroom wether it be to purchase items or just for a visit I will feel welcome. Thanks again folks it has been a life experience and a pleasure

James Souness

James Souness

If you are seriously looking to sit your "big bike" test, then look no further, from the moment you step in the door to talk about booking it the friendly and knowledgeable staff will make you feel at ease and talk you through each step of the process, I booked my direct access through Lindsay, she was very friendly and helpful. My instructor for my training was John, a very friendly and highly experienced rider, he was very good with the training he provided on the days and I couldn't have asked for more, he was very patient, he would answer any questions or concerns you had so you felt confident you knew what was required of you for your MOD1 and MOD2 tests. He left no part of the test in the dark, he went through everything very well. I also rode a little bit with Nigel during my training, again, he is a very friendly and knowledgeable rider, whether you are with John or Nigel both men will see you sail through your test. Off the bike both are great chat. Thanks again for getting me through my tests. I am loving the freedom of the big bike and the knowledge you both provided on the days will stick with me

Steven Jones

 

I booked into Saltire for my CBT training last autumn after having a bad experience initially taking my training with another motorcycle company. Felling really jaded after my first experience I was really nervous on the day, but 5 minutes after meeting John I felt really at ease and relaxed. He showed me the basics of riding a bike and gave me the confidence to go for my full licence. When booking my DAS a few weeks ago I was lucky to have Nigel as my instructor. He too was extremely supportive, patient, and thorough in every aspect of my training from answering all my questions (and there were a lot of them!!), to the guidance and positive reinforcement throughout all the training I had. It's obvious that Nigel and John genuinely want people to succeed as motorcyclists, (and it also helps that they are both really really nice guys too!!) I have now passed both Mod1 and Mod2 tests, have gotten a bigger bike, and can't wait for what's ahead!!! I would recommend Saltire to anyone who is interested in learning how to ride a bike, and can't thank Nigel, John and the rest of the Saltire team enough. You rock!! Thanks again!!!! 🙂

Erin Parsons

I can't recommend Saltire driver training enough - All the team, especially John, Nigel and Lindsay, were fantastic in their support, and in the exemplary training they give. As a bloke of fairly advanced years it was indeed a challenge in attempting CBT then DAS in later life, but with the tremendous encouragement and friendly approach I managed to pass mod 2 first time this afternoon! The guys couldn't be more helpful or friendly and I can wholeheartedly recommend Saltire to anyone who has even the slightest glimmer of a desire to get on a bike and ride! Thanks again guys !

Douglas Whitiker

I would just like to say a big thank you to all at satire for helping me pass my motor bike test , I would especially like to thank Lindsay, John and sorry I can't remember the name of the guy who help in the shop to get my clothing sorted as you where all excellent. I would highly recommend you company and you are all assets to saltire, thank you again.

Nick Armstrong

Absolutely 5*. Saltire have been first class. From doing my cbt in November, then passing mod1 and mod2 for the first time in the last week. Excellent staff, very friendly, and a huge thank you to Nigel for helping me get through it. u guys X

Denise Humphrey

Just passed my mod 2 test this afternoon! Thrilled! Done the full training with saltire and have to say it's been a brilliant experience. From cbt right the way through! Thank you to Lindsay, John and Nigel for helping me through this! Much appreciated guys!

Jamie Hunter

With the help of both John and Nigel sucessfully passed my DAS assesment - training was superb. Great banter, took the time and put in the effort. Thanks to everyone who helped my organise the trainning around busy work timetable and keeping me informed along the journey
Cheers Guys! GREAT TEAM

 

Michael Murray

Passed my direct access last week, can't thank the guys at saltire enough! Nigel and John are fantastic instructors with the patience of saints! All the staff are extremely helpful and I will hopefully be back in soon to order my big boy bike!! Great feeling taking the L plates off my 125 and I promise not to ride my back brake!! Thanks again

Chris Graham

I just completed my direct access with the training team at saltire, CBT with john who had me up and running in no time it was a excellent day. My mod 1 & 2 was with Nigel who I must say is a top bloke as well as a fantastic instructor, I Passed 1st time due to the instruction and encouragement he gave me throughout the course. All the instructors and staff at the training school go out their way to help. So a big thank you to them all. After I passed I went up to see Mark at Alba customs part of the saltire set up they have at the centre who sorted me out with my new victory highball so thanks Mark and also Andy. Excellent service 5 star team all round.

John Taylor

I booked into Saltire for my CBT training last autumn after having a bad experience initially taking my training with another motorcycle company. Felling really jaded after my first experience I was really nervous on the day, but 5 minutes after meeting John I felt really at ease and relaxed. He showed me the basics of riding a bike and gave me the confidence to go for my full licence. When booking my DAS a few weeks ago I was lucky to have Nigel as my instructor. He too was extremely supportive, patient, and thorough in every aspect of my training from answering all my questions (and there were a lot of them!!), to the guidance and positive reinforcement throughout all the training I had. It's obvious that Nigel and John genuinely want people to succeed as motorcyclists, (and it also helps that they are both really really nice guys too!!) I have now passed both Mod1 and Mod2 tests, have gotten a bigger bike, and can't wait for what's ahead!!! I would recommend Saltire to anyone who is interested in learning how to ride a bike, and can't thank Nigel, John and the rest of the Saltire team enough. You rock!! Thanks again!!!! 🙂

Erin Parsons

Big shout out to all the staff and a big thank you to the instructors who helped me pass my full bike test . Good place good equipment

Ross Ellis

Just completed DAS training - Great coaching, facilities, bikes, equipment and people. Highly recommend them for all things motorcycle!

Mark Van Der Vijvar

I did my CBT and Direct Access, I can't recommend it enough, great fun whilst very helpful! Nigel and John were fantastic! Overall a great experience.

Daniel Drever

GREAT STAFF, GREAT EFFORTS TO GO GET U PASS AND ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP.

I PASSED MY A CATEGORY BIKE LICENCE.
SPECIAL THANKS TO Lindsay, John & Nigel FOR THEIR PATIENCE GUIDANCE & TRAINING.

Sharad Bhansali

I can thoroughly recommend the CBT and Big Bike Training through Saltire Motorcycles. The instructors and the way the course is set up quickly gets you up and running and gaining the confidence needed to tackle the bike test. There is an indoor training area for starting out , the company provide all the kit and the bikes have heated handles for cold weather. All in all a very enjoyable experience.

Ewan Campbell

Just completed my Mod 2 first time around. All the instructors were excellent from CBT to Mod 1 and Mod 2 and the girls at the front desk were very organised and accommodating. The whole place has a really friendly atmosphere and every staff member I spoke to went out of their way to help me out. A big thank you to Lindsay, Caitlin, Jethro, Roddy, John and Nigel.

Greg Murphy

I completed the Direct access route with saltire and they have been excellent from the minute I walked in the door never having been on a bike to today when I walked out with my full bike licence.

Alethea Beck

Fantastic, stress free experience. I have done CBT, Mod 1 and Mod 2 with Saltire. Passed all within first attempt and what's even more important I feel well educated and comfortable on the bike. They managed to changed what I thought difficult and stressful process into purely enjoyable few days, despite freezing cold weather. ( heated grips done their job). As a rookie biker needed some advice in regards to clothing, and again wasn't disappointed. Lindsay, Nigel, Roddy, John and Russ, once again thanks very much, and all the best 😉

Bartek Gaciarz

Took my CBT with Saltire in 2015 and returned this year for my full bike licence. Nigel and John were the instructors I had and both were excellent. Everyone I dealt with at Saltire was professional as well friendly and welcoming which instantly put me at ease. Highly recommend training here. Some cracking bikes and kit in stock too!

Adam Gillies

Exactly a year after doing my CBT Nigel helped me through my DAS, couldn't be happier! Great service from everyone who will happily spend time helping you out.

(Safe to say we're big fans of ABS!)

Martin Blaikie

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