DAS stands for Direct Access Scheme
This is the course to take if you want to ride an unrestricted capacity motorcycle.
To take DAS Training…
You will need to be 24 years or older
- Step 1 – already have or complete a CBT Certificate.
- Step 2 – pass the Theory and Hazard Perception Test. You do not need a theory test certificate to train but you cannot take or book a test without one
- Step 3 – take the DSA Motorcycle Test Module 1 and Module 2 courses to pass the motorcycle test.
DVSA Module 1 is a series of off road low and high speed control manouvres
DVSA Module 2 is a practical road ride and test of different traffic situations lasting around 40 minutes.
If you are under 24 and have had a full A2 licence for at least 2 years you can do the progressive Direct Access to move up to a full unrestricted licence . In these cases you will not need the CBT or Theory – just need to take your practical tests again.
Please take a few moments to watch the module one test requirements below. They are using a 125cc motorbike in the video but the test requirments are exactly the same for the larger capacity bikes
This course is a lot of fun and in our opinion is the ideal way to get into motorcycling. You may start on a 125 cc motorcycle and progress onto the larger bikes as soon as is sensible. You will know yourself most of the time.
Starting on a 125cc means you won’t feel intimidated by the weight and power of a 686cc motorcycle and we can teach you all the basics easily. Once on a larger bike you will soon get used to the extra weight and power of a more powerful motorcycle and we can build up your skills and confidence levels. So you can be confident to take on the Module One and Two tests.
We have superb, fully serviced and maintained 74bhp Yamaha MT-07 motorcycles for your use – fitted with ABS (anti lock braking systems) and heated grips for your added comfort and safety on those colder days. The bikes have been chosen for their ease of use, balance, superb steering lock and a surprisingly low centre of gravity (not top heavy).
They are great for new riders but still give that big bike feel as well as being lots of fun to ride!
We are sure you will enjoy riding them whatever your level of experience.
Our MT-07 fleet includes full height and lowered bikes and 46bhp restricted bikes for the A2. The lowered bikes are especially suitable for ladies as they are light and the lowered kit gives you a more stable and comfortable experience – so come on ladies, no excuses now!
How long is a DAS (Direct Access Scheme) course?
The test is split in to two parts – Module 1 and Module 2. It’s not so easy to give a guaranteed timespan but having done hundreds of tests over the years, I can give you a rule of thumb idea A rough guide, based on our experience of teaching riders, is..
3 Day DAS Course – the average for a good standard 125 rider who has no balance issues and smooth clutch control
- Day 1 – 125cc change-over to 689cc and prepare for Module 1 test
- Day 2 – take Module 1 Test and start preparation for Module 2
- Day 3 – more Module 2 preparation with Module 2 test in afternoon
4 Day DAS Course – the average for a new or novice rider who has little or no experience of riding bikes
- Day 1 – 125cc change-over to 689cc – improve abilities to ride 125cc bike then switch over to big bike and settle into riding it
- Day 2 – prepare for Module 1 test
- Day 3 – take Module 1 Test and start preparation for Module 2
- Day 4 – more Module 2 preparation with Module 2 test in afternoon
These are averages – some people will take more, some less.
We can also assess you on your CBT day if you need to do a CBT before your DAS.
If in doubt take a longer course, you will have a much better chance of passing the test first time, and you will save the cost of retaking the test.
We also offer a free DAS Assessment for those who already have a CBT but are not sure of their training needs. Call us to arrange a free professional assessment of your training needs to help you decide on the right course for you.
Once you have passed the test you will then have an unrestricted licence and will be able to ride any machine that suits your needs.
It would be wise to start on something around the 500cc to 600cc level before moving onto larger bikes.