Book your CBT training with Colchester Kawasaki Ltd

6 Commerce Way, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8HH
MCIA RIDE approved training centre
Cafe
Bike hire included
Helmet hire included
Gloves and jacket hire included
Other CBT dates available

About Colchester Kawasaki Ltd

With our very own private off-road training area on site at our new showroom on Commerce Way, it could not be more convenient and comfortable to begin your journey into motorcycling! We also have plenty of top quality student kit for you to use if needed.

As a student of Colchester Kawasaki Training School, you will also be entitled to a 15% loyalty discount card for equipment and accessories, valid for life, to help you with the cost of kitting up in our well equipped and extensively stocked shop.

It's our job to get you safely on the road and help make that journey as fun and trouble free as possible. Our full time administration and central booking facility and dedicated team of experienced DAS qualified professional motorcycle instructors will guide you through every aspect of your training, organize your test bookings, help you choose the right equipment and be there for you every step of the way, whatever you need.

What does a CBT test in Colchester involve?

A CBT test consists of 5 elements labelled A to E. You will do these 5 elements in order throughout the day.

Element A comprises of talk about clothing, safety helmet and equipment. This is also when your licence and eyesight will be checked and the aims of the course outlined. Make sure to bring your glasses or contact lenses if you wear them as you will need to read a registration plate at a distance of 20 metres. You will also learn:

  • Understanding the legal requirement to riding
  • Reinforcing your understanding of the Highway Code to a good level
  • Objectives of completing the CBT test
  • Understanding the importance of using good motorcycle equipment and clothing

Element B introduces you to the machine and its controls and includes:

  • Using the motorcycle stands to safely park your bike
  • Familiarity with the different motorcycle or scooter controls
  • Wheel the bike round to the left and right
  • Starting and stopping the engine
  • Carrying out basic maintenance checks

Element C is the main part of the course and takes place on an approved training site (CBT pad). This is when you will learn to:

  • Pull away, stop, start and change gears (where applicable)
  • Ride in a straight line
  • Ride in a slow and controlled manner
  • Change gears
  • Use both brakes
  • Ride a figure of eight
  • Carry out left, right and U-turns
  • Carry out emergency braking
  • Ride round bends safely
  • Carry out rear observation

Element D is a return to the class room prior to going out on the road. You will get a full briefing explaining:

  • The use of speed, road positioning, safe driving distances
  • The importance of the Highway Code
  • Your visibility on the road
  • Using rear observation
  • Riding at the correct speeds, road positioning and distance between other vehicles according to traffic and road conditions.
  • Learning to anticipate danger and riding defensively
  • Care will also be given in explaining about the radios and how not to get lost on the road

Element E is where you put all the above into practise by riding on the road. You will go out on the road with an instructor two at a time with a radio link. You must do at least two hours of road tuition, which must include doing a U-turn and emergency stop. At the outset the instructor will give plenty of guidance and help, but towards the end of the time on the road the instructor will be looking to see if you can get safely from one place to another without hurting yourself or anybody else.