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Direct Access Scheme - information

Kawasaki Z400J - get an A2 motorcycle licence

What you need to know about the Direct Access Scheme…

The Direct Access Scheme (DAS) was introduced in 1997 to replace testing on 125cc’s for full licences. This was prompted by a concern that riding a 125cc was not adequate preparation for riding powerful modern sports bikes where the power output could easily be 10 times more than a 125cc.

Since then it has matured into taking a test on a 600cc with at least 60bhp. For most people you will need to be at least 24 years old, although it is possible to take a DAS test as young as 21 provided you have done an A2 licence when you were 19.

To get a full unrestricted motorcycle licence you will need to take a Module 1 and 2 motorcycle test. These tests are conducted by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), and they have certain expectations. These are outlined in the PDF below – we strongly recommend that you read this to get an idea of what will be expected of you and what will be covered during your training course.

Direct access scheme (DAS) motorcycle training guidance