If you’re reading this, you’re probably just getting into the world of motorcycling. As any first-time driver, it is necessary to be well informed about the most important aspects when choosing a driving school to get your motorcycle license. We will explain the basics that you should consider and some recommendations of guarantees that the driving school should have in order for you to have a good experience.
Before we continue, we would like to make one thing clear: choose a driving school that offers you safety and the ideal conditions for taking the mandatory tests. There have been cases in which students have had a bad experience, as we mentioned in a previous post in this blog.
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What to take into account when choosing a driving school for your motorcycle license
The first thing you should know is that you have to get the A2 license, the prelude to the A, which will allow you to ride any vehicle regardless of its size and displacement. With the A2 you will have to drive a minimum of two years to access the already mentioned A. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, first let’s talk about what you have to do to clear this first hurdle.
The A2 license includes three exams: a theoretical one, a practical one in a closed circuit and another one of the same type but in open driving -yes, in streets with real vehicles and drivers. Before deciding on one driving school or another, consider these three points.
Just as you check the comments that other diners have left on Google Maps before going to a restaurant, it is a good practice to do the same with a driving school. Whether you have previously received a recommendation from a friend or family member, check what other users have commented on the Internet.
The best driving schools to get your motorcycle license are likely to be well
and will have several star ratings.
As the popular saying goes, “cheap is expensive” and this may be very true in this case. As any person, we know that the final price often governs the decision to buy or pay for a service, however, choosing a driving school just because it is the cheapest is a mistake.
Check the cost of classes and tuition, but also the faculty and the guarantees they offer with the number of classes in the curriculum.
Facilities, equipment and motorcycles
This point is connected with the previous one. A cheap driving school to get your motorcycle license may not have the best facilities or equipment. If possible, check -online or in person- the place where the classes will be held and if they have everything necessary for your safety and good motorcycling practice.
Finally, it is not out of place to take a look at the motorcycles that will be used in the training. Unlike cars, there is no such thing as a “standard bike” for first-time bikers. Although driving schools use low-displacement models with accessible ergonomics, they are not always adapted to the needs of all users.
In the previous post of this blog
we saw how an experienced 5’6″ tall biker had difficulty testing an adventure motorcycle. In this case, the width and height prevented him from comfortably fixing both feet. This aspect is extremely important since, if this is not achieved, any driver is in danger of losing balance when performing the braking-starting maneuver.
Upbikers: the solution for driving schools and motorcycle license seekers
If you’re a potential biker and you’re under 5’10” tall, one thing that would speak highly of a driving school is if it had Upbikers. This accessory is placed over your footwear and adds 4 centimeters to the tip of your feet, facilitating contact with the ground. Upbikers go with any type of shoes, shoes or boots and are designed to move the brake and shift pedals as if you were not wearing them.
Driving schools! Include Upbikers in the benefits you offer your students to ride safely and comfortably.