Universal Motorcycle Training

Honda Approved School of Motorcycling

Chiswick Honda has partnered with Universal Training Limited to provide world-class training for riders.

If you’d like advice on which course would suit you, call us on 0203 691 8807.



Also commonly known as “Introduction to Motorcycling” is a course designed for the very beginner, who has never ridden a motorcycle, scooter or moped before and do not wish to jump straight into the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) Course.

However, as it’s also a course tailored to an individual’s skill, this course has the advantage of having a 1-to-1 ratio or a 2-to-1 maximum training ratio, that is, 1 Dedicated Motorcycle Instructor per trainee or per 2 trainees.

Course highlights:

If you are a complete beginner/novice in regards to riding a motorcycle/scooter and if your EXPECTATION is to complete your Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) in one day, then we strongly suggest you start with a Beginners Course (commonly known as ITM – Introduction to Motorcycling) or at least 1-2 hours of Private Motorcycling Lessons prior to your CBT. By doing that you will have a better idea of what to expect and you will also give us a chance to initially assess your skills, in order for us to advise you how to proceed.

Compulsory Basic Training: CBT

Our starter course, covering the Compulsory Basic Training you need to ride a motorcycle up to 125cc (no theory test necessary). All instructors have been assessed to our high standards, and you will learn on the latest Honda bikes. If successful, you’ll leave with a CBT certificate. Anyone over 17 years old can then ride a motorcycle up to 125cc like the MSX125 while 16 year olds can ride a moped like the NSC50R.

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CBT Course Details

  • You start in the classroom where your instructor will provide you with riding gear and take you through the equipment.
  • You’ll then get a good look at your bike or scooter and learn where everything is and what it does.
  • Once you’ve got to grips with the basics like turning the bike off and on and braking, you’ll ride round the training area to familiarise yourself with your machine.
  • After a thorough pre-ride briefing, you’ll be taken out on the road for at least 2 hours.
  • If you’re instructor is confident in your abilities on the road, you’ll leave with a CBT certificate.

Full Course

Up to 6 days intensive training takes you from novice to full-on rider, qualified to ride with a full licence. Work your way up from the CBT, taking on bigger engine sizes first on a training area and then on-road. In next to no time at all, you’ll walk away able to jump on anything from the incredible Honda range subject to licence type.

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Full Course Details

  • On the first day you’ll take your CBT.
  • As soon as your Honda instructor feels you're ready, you’ll jump onto a bigger bike and practice manoeuvring on the training area and the road.
  • Once your instructor is confident in your abilities, the two of you will ride to the DVLA centre to take your Mod 1 off-road test.
  • After your mod 1 training and test you will return on another day to practice on the road.
  • On your last day, following more road practice you’ll take your Mod 2 on road test.