Full Motorcycle Licence Training, Edinburgh

Full Motorcycle Training at Saltire Motorcycles

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.

Module 1:

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:

  • Handling 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:

The module 2 test can only be taken on the successful completion of Module 1.

The 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 pass 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 Rider Training Student Discounts

All new students of the Saltire Rider Training School are rewarded for their loyalty and get the added advantage of:

15% off in the Clothing department (in store)

What Licence Can You Get?

Type of licence Age limitations Motorcycle restrictions
A1 Licence 17 - 18 Small motorcycle up to 125cc (11 kW / 14.6 bhp)
A2 Licence 19 - 23 Medium motorcycles up to 35kW (46.6 bhp)
A Licence 24+ (21+ if you've held your A2 licence for 2 years) Motorcycles unlimited in size/power

The Module 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.


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. For students with a lot of previous experience it may be possible to go on a  pay as you go basis. 

See the options below.

£695 – Split payment plan available
Payment of £250 required to book the course
Includes first time test fees

Criteria for this course:
You must have completed a CBT at Saltire and have significant previous riding experience or been riding a 125 regularly.

Usual schedule:
Week 1 – Monday + Tuesday for Module 1 training and test
Week 2 – Thursday + Friday for Module 2 training and test

£850 – Split payment plan available
Payment of £250 required to book the course
Includes first time test fees

Includes introductory day:
Graduation from 125cc to 650cc motorcycle

Usual schedule:
Week 1 – Wednesday for ‘125 cc to 650cc’ day
Week 2 – Monday +Tuesday for Module 1 training and test
Week 3 – Thursday + Friday for Module 2 training and test

Both options include:

  • First time test fees
  • Use of appropriate motorcycle(s)
  • Fuel
  • Bluetooth radio equipment
  • All training is on a 2 to 1 ratio.

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