What do I need to wear?
We take pride in our training and in our appearance on the road. We therefore require all riders that train with us to wear sturdy footwear that will cover the ankle (trainers will not be acceptable) and jeans as a minimum to cover your legs. We can supply you with a helmet, jacket and gloves if you do not yet have these. If you are looking to purchase your own kit then please consider taking some time to come and chat with us in our shop based in Paignton (Motorcycle Travel Shop), where you will be given the opportunity to really understand the benefits of motorcycle clothing and how to layer up effectively. As a student of MTS Rider training you will automatically receive a 15% discount off any purchase you make in the shop (and up to 40% off clearance items).
Where can I be train from?
Exeter: Devon Travel Academy, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ
(this is our main base for Full Licence courses due to it’s exceptional training facilities)
Torbay: 142 Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ3 2AH.
Where can I take my Full Motorcycle Test?
MOD 1 (Off Road): mainly taken at Exeter but we can consider Plymouth, Camborne or Taunton. (£15.50)
MOD 2 (Road Only): mainly taken at Exeter or Launceston but we can consider Plymouth or Barnstaple. (£75.00)
How long will it take?
The length of course and final price will very much depend on your current or previous riding experience, if you have done your CBT with us we will have given you an idea of how many days will be required, if however you completed your CBT with another company we may suggest an assessment session to gauge where your riding level is currently at, this will allow us to get you booked onto the right length course and ensure you have the best opportunity of passing first time.
What bike will I train on?
For category A (DAS / Unrestricted) – We currently use two different bikes, the Kawasaki ER6n and Honda CBF600. All the bikes can be lowered for those riders that have a shorter inside leg length.
For category A2 (47bhp / Restricted) – All three of our Kawasaki bikes are 650cc but (via throttle restriction) have the ability to be used for the A2 (47bhp) training and tests. For those wishing to take their Automatic A2 licence we have a Piaggio X9 500. For riders requiring a lighter bike we have a Suzuki GS500 and for riders requiring a very low seat height and a lighter feel to that of the Kawasaki or Suzuki we have a Yamaha Virago 535.
For category A1 (125cc / Light) – We use the Yamaha YBR and for the automatic option we have a Kymco Agility.
For CBT (50cc or 125cc) – We use the Yamaha YBR for the geared option and the Kymco Agility 125cc or 50cc for the automatic option.
What do the course prices include?
The price is inclusive of the hire/use of our training school bikes, fuel, insurance and any motorcycle clothing that may be required. We only ever operate at a maximum ratio of 2 students per instructor. 1-2-1 courses will of course be exactly that.
Is there an advantage to a 1-2-1 course?
There are a few advantages to mention, two of the main ones being that it leads to potentially one less training day required in total due to the individual attention received from your instructor and greater flexibility with start and finish times as it will only be yourself on the course.