Honda (UK) is to launch its first four licensed motorcycle training centres this month as part of a new initiative, the 'Honda School of Motorcycling'.
Doble Motorcycles has been selected as one of four Honda motorcycle dealers in the South of England to become the first to offer training on-premises, under license from Honda (UK) and authorised by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Authority (DVSA). Dedicated Honda-trained instructors will deliver unique customer-orientated programmes, aiming to make training professional and safe, yet relaxed and enjoyable.
The Honda School of Motorcycling will provide courses for all levels of rider; offering CBT, conversion courses, refresher training and full licence qualification. All training will be of the highest standard, approved by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). Training will be carried out in dedicated areas close to the dealership, using bikes no more than 12 months old and with high-quality equipment and clothing provided.
The new initiative has been structured to offer customers a seamless and hassle-free booking experience via a central call centre, where experienced motorcycle professionals will give specialist advice on which course is best suited to their needs. Booking, payment, and confirmation is also handled centrally, with a fast and efficient system for maximum convenience.
Simon Herbert, Manager - Business Planning of Honda (UK) comments:
"Our dealerships are the face of Honda to our customers, so what better place to offer the highest standards of training in a professional and reassuring environment? Whether a new, returning or current rider, we want to make training an easy and enjoyable experience and part of the journey towards getting on, getting back on or stepping up."
The Honda School of Motorcycling is part of both Honda (UK)'s and the wider industry's drive to make it easier for new riders to start their journey into motorcycling, and for inactive riders to return. Figures reveal a total of 1.2 million active riders yet five million licence holders in the UK; pointing to nearly four million lapsed riders and close to 50 million adults in the UK who are yet to experience the many benefits of holding a motorcycle licence. The Honda School of Motorcycling will be rolled out nationally in the coming months, with a target of 40 licensed Honda School of Motorcycling centres within the next two years.
We'll provide you with everything you need – like one of our great Honda bikes to ride, full safety gear, and a skilled instructor. All you need to do is pick a course.
It all starts here - The Compulsory Basic Training course includes a mix of classroom, off road and on road tuition. Successfully completed, you will recieve your CBT certificate.
Qualification - a valid CBT certificate allows a 16 year old to ride a moped, like the NSC50R. If you are 17 or over you can ride a motorcycle with a power output of up to 11kW (14.6 bhp) - check out the MSX125 or CBF125. You must display a full size L plate and you cannot carry a passenger or go on the motorway. The certificate is valid for 2 years.
All the training and tests that you need to qualify to ride the bike of your dreams. Bike, clothing and test fees are included - it's that easy. No matter which licence you require - this is the course for you.
Qualification - dependant on your age and the bike that you want to ride successfully completing our full licence course will qualify for whichever of the following licences is needed:
If you have already got a valid CBT certificate and have been riding regulary for more than 3 months then the Honda Stepping Up course is for you. You get all the training you need and your course includes your Mod 1 and Mod 2 tests. Open up the world of Honda by Stepping Up to a full licence.
Qualification - as per the Full Licence Course* a reduced price of £599 applies to any ride who wishes to upgrade from an A2 to a full A licence as a result of 2 years qualification.
If you have a motorcycle licence but have not ridden for a while then our "Get Back On" course is for you. This course is designed to refresh your skills and techniques and get your confidence back. You will be amazed at how much you remember and our professional trainers will be able to identify any strengths and weaknesses and work with you to get you prepared for the road.
You could be on your way to that Crossrunner, VFR800F or any one of our great range of motorcycles and scooters.
Qualification - on the conclusion of your session your professional Honda trainer will present you with your own personal assessment form and Honda School of Motorcycling participation certificate.