After becoming a full-time training school in 2001, Biketec invested in some additional training bikes. With a current fleet in excess of 25 bikes, we are not only able to meet the current demand for CBT and Motorcycle Tests but we are also able to offer you a variety of styles of motorbikes and scooters. For those wishing to learn on a 50cc twist-and-go scooter we use and recommend the Yamaha Neo’s. It’s one of the funkiest and - most reliable 50cc scooters on the market. With an urban mpg of around 90mpg and a yearly road tax of £16 it’s hard to commute for less than this.
If you’re over 17 and only want to ride an automatic scooter you are legally allowed to ride a 125cc. For training we use and recommend the Honda Dylan. Capable of up to 70 mph but still returning up to 70 mpg the Honda also offers a cheap commute (£16 road tax too) together with Honda’s renowned built quality.
When it comes to getting your leg over a bike, our 125cc fleet consists of mainly Yamaha YBR’s and Honda CBF 125’s. With a 5 speed gearbox, both bikes are bullet-proof ‘training-school’ favourites.
In order to sit the ‘big bike test’ we have a fleet of 8 Direct Access bikes, 7 of which are Kawasaki ER5’s. The Kawasaki ER5 is also a well liked training, commuter and courier bike with 50bhp at your disposal, weighing 179kg and has a seat height of 80cm although we have a low seat option for those with a smaller inside leg!
The Chief Instructor, Eric, rides a BMW K1100LT whilst the part-timers ride a variety of bikes ranging from a Suzuki V-Strom 650 to a BMW R1200RT.
Biketec’s motorcycle instructors come from all walks of life, from retired Police Sergeant to serving Constable, oil related workers to ex Helicopter Pilot. The main thing we have in common is we all love biking and we want you to enjoy it too.
We offer the free hire of protective clothing, (helmets, gloves, jackets and waterproofs) and whilst training on the road we use extra hi-viz jackets, trousers and vests ... your safety is paramount.
Bike hire is available too if you are completing motorcycle training with Biketec, subject to terms and conditions. From £35 per day or £100 Monday to Friday, this is an excellent way to improve you’re riding skills once you have completed your CBT.
With our highly trained instructors, their methods of instruction being monitored throughout the year, at Biketec you know you’re in safe hands.
Once you have passed your test we hope that isn’t the last we see of you. Once you have got to grips with your latest toy, you are invited to re-visit us and we will take your riding a peg higher demonstrating safer riding techniques, including cornering, reading the road, correct road position, system of overtaking, to name but a few. Thereafter, we hope you might progress to sitting the I.A.M. Advanced Motorcycle Test.