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Category AM (moped) – minimum age 16

  • Two-wheeled vehicle with a maximum design speed of 45 km/h (28 mph)
  • three- or four-wheeled vehicle with a maximum design speed over 25 km/h (15.5 mph), up to 50 cc and with a power output not exceeding 4 kW.

Category A1 – minimum age 17

  • motorcycles up to 125 cc, with a power output not exceeding 11 kW
  • tricycles with a power output not exceeding 15 kW.

Category A2 – minimum age 19

  • motorcycles with a power output not exceeding 35 kW.

Category A

  • unrestricted motorcycles with a power output over 35 kW (minimum age 24 under direct access, or 21 under progressive access)
  • tricycles with a power output over 15 kW (minimum age 21).
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Rider Training Centre


For advice or to book your training course please call: 01227 832958

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Established in 1992, based at Manston Kent International Airport next to Summit Aviation and now at our Honda Shop site at Barham Canterbury, our training sites are large enough for us to replicate the Module One test manoeuvres. Our Driving Standards Agency (DSA) qualified instructors are always on hand to give you friendly expert advice about your training. We run structured courses to suit all needs and riding abilities.

Manston Training Centre, Alland Grange, The Loop, Manston, Kent is located on the Isle of Thanet alongside Kent International Airport (previously known as Manston Airport).

Canterbury Training Centre, is located on the main A2 Dual carriage way between Canterbury and Dover. Kent Motorcycles Honda Dealership Dover Road (A2), Barham, Canterbury, CT4 6SA.

We offer the following:

Free of Charge Introductions

Free Riding Assessment for the non rider – find out if you are happy to proceed with your course before making a commitment with our one hour free assessment. Our instructor will advise you on the best course for your needs.

CBT 7 Days a week at both sites. Monday to Sunday £160

CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) – one day training on a 125cc bike or scooter, including classroom training, off road training and at least a 2 hour road ride.

Theory Training and Theory Test

All Provisional Licence holders wishing to take their motorcycle test must pass the Motorcycle Theory Test prior to taking their Practical Motorcycle Test (MOD1 - MOD2). You will be tested on the Highway Code and Hazard Perception. To ensure you pass your Theory Test, Kent Motorcycles offers as part our course, Theory Training Classes at our Canterbury Training Centre - week days only between the hours 09:00 - 16:30. We will then book your Theory Test at a time convenient to you.

Full Licence Courses - AM - A1 - A2 - A Total Cost - £970

Our advisers can recommend the best course for you dependant upon your age, previous experience and of course what type of bike you wish to ride.

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