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Learn To Drive a Motorbike

Our motorbike lessons are suitable for total beginners as well as those who wish to refresh their motorcycle driving skills. ISM Motorbike Initial Basic Training course teaches you techniques for safe moving off, basic cornering skills, changing gears correctly and how to control stopping and braking. You will learn these essential novice skills in the safe and calm training environment of our off-road training grounds where you can build your confidence with one-to-one tuition and practice the most popular test routes over 7 days a week. Our new training fleet, experienced instructors and 90% first-time pass rate gives you confidence in becoming a safe and competent motorcyclist with us.

All ISM Motorcycle Instructors are RSA ADI Approved, professionally trained and have years of experience teaching both novices and advanced riders. We provide fully-insured motorbikes for your lessons and also specialise in Motorcycle Test-Hire should you need to rent a bike for your Motorbike Test.

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CATEGORY AM

✓ Motorcycles not exceeding 50CC e.g. Mopeds
✓ Minimum age 16
✓ IBT Training required: Modules 1, 2, 3 & 4
✓ Total 16 hours
Bring your own Moped to us which we can insure for training.

Price
€545

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CATEGORY A1

✓ Motorcycles not exceeding 125CC or 11KW
✓ Minimum age 16
✓ IBT Training required: Modules 1, 2, 3 & 4
✓ Total 16 hours
Fully insured new 125CC Motorbikes provided for training.

Price
€595

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CATEGORY A2

✓ Motorcycles over 395CC between 25KW and 35KW
✓ Minimum age 18
✓ IBT Training required: Modules 1, 3 & 5
✓ Total 18 hours
Fully insured 500CC Motorbikes provided for training.

Price
€675

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CATEGORY A A1 TO A2

✓ Motorcycles over 595CC at least 40KW
✓ Minimum age 24
✓ IBT Training required: Modules 1, 3 & 5
✓ Total 18 hours
Fully insured new 650CC Motorbikes provided for training.

Price
€675

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FROM CATEGORY A1 TO A2

✓ Motorcycles over 395CC between 25KW and 35KW
✓ Minimum age 18
✓ IBT Training required: Modules 5
✓ Total 11 hours
Fully insured 500CC Motorbikes provided for training.

Price
€425

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FROM CATEGORY A2 TO A

✓ Motorcycles over 595CC at least 40KW
✓ Minimum age 20
✓ IBT Training required: Modules 5
✓ Total 11 hours
Fully insured 650CC Motorbikes provided for training.

Price
€425

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Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5

Initial Basic Training – Module 1

This module will start learners off with the essential classroom training and off-road practice they need to master before getting on the motorcycle. It will be a mix of theory and practical learning over the course of three hours. Learners will cover conducting technical checks, using the stand and turning on and off the engine.

Module Content:

  1. Personal Protective Equipment
  2. Introduction to motorcycle controls
  3. Technical checks
  4. Placing motorcycle on and off the stands
  5. Walking alongside the motorcycle
  6. How to start and stop the engine (including precautions for mounting and dismounting)

Initial Basic Training – Module 2

This module will be a fully practical session around our off-road training area and will be the first time learners will ride their motorcycle. The practice will take place over five hours. Learners will cover the complete set of driving skills including moving off and coming to a stop, using the gears and a number of exercises to get learners adjusted to handling the tilt of the bike.

Module Content:

  1. Moving off and stopping
  2. Use of brakes
  3. Use of gears
  4. Slow riding
  5. Figure of eight exercise
  6. U-turn exercise
  7. Slalom exercise
  8. Rear observation and mirror work
  9. Turning left and right
  10. Emergency adjustment of speed – emergency stop

Initial Basic Training – Module 3

This module will take place once again in the classroom and the off-road training area and will cover the legal requirements and safety procedures for driving a motorcycle on the road. It will involve a mix of theory and practical driving over the course of two hours. Learners will be guided through the Rules of the Road, positioning themselves on the road, and importantly how to control speed.

Module Content:

  1. Legal requirements
  2. Rules of the road
  3. Being seen
  4. Road surfaces
  5. Road and lane position
  6. Rear observations and mirrors
  7. Speed
  8. Anticipation and reaction(including dealing with emergency vehicles)
  9. Weather conditions(including modal choices and route planning)
  10. Rider fatigue (causes, consequences and strategies for avoidance)

Initial Basic Training – Module 4

This module is completely on the road and learners will come into contact with the real-life driving situations that were previously demonstrated in the training grounds. The learner and instructor will communicate with one another through radio headsets as they drive along a predetermined route over the course of six hours. Learners will come across the range junctions, signals and markings seen on Irish roads and demonstrate how to react to them appropriately.

Module Content:

  1. Gradients
  2. Junctions
  3. Traffic lights
  4. Roundabouts
  5. Safe distance
  6. Anticipation and reaction to hazards, including dealing with emergency vehicles
  7. Pedestrian and rail crossings, rail where possible

Progression Module – Module 5

This module is for motorcyclists who wish to drive the more powerful Category A or A2 motorcycles. It includes the same information from Module 2 and 4 with additional objectives added in. The training needs to be undertaken on the new vehicle type, you wish to change to, e.g. from ‘automatic’ to ‘manual’. This module can be completed through either direct access or progressive access.
The direct access route is an option for someone who has never held a motorcycle licence before and doesn’t want to go through the process of learning to drive one of the less powerful bikes. Learners must be at least 18 for a Category A2 or 24 for a Category A. Their training will cover the content from Modules 1, 3 and 5.
The progressive access route allows motorcyclists fully licenced in Category A1 or A2 to upgrade to the next level. Category A1 motorcyclists who have held their licence for at least 2 years can move to Category A2 by completing Module 5 on an A2 motorcycle. Category A2 motorcyclists who have held their licence for the past 2 years can move to a Category A by completing Module 5 on a Category A motorcycle.

Module Content:

  1. Moving Off & Stopping
  2. Use of brakes
  3. Use of gears
  4. Slow riding exercise
  5. Figure of eight exercise
  6. U-turn exercise
  7. Slalom exercise
  8. Rear observation and mirror work
  9. Turning left and right
  10. Obstacle avoidance
  11. Emergency adjustment of speed – emergency stop
  12. Overtaking
  13. Carrying pillion passengers
  14. Using a side car/ towing a trailer
  15. Gradients
  16. Junctions
  17. Traffic lights
  18. Roundabouts
  19. Safe distance
  20. Anticipation and reaction t hazards(including dealing with emergency vehicles)
  21. Pedestrian and rail crossings (rail where possible)
  22. Bends
  23. Socially responsible riding/driving

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