Motorcycling and CBT Cost

How Much Does CBT Cost?

The cost of your CBT (compulsory basic training) will be between £100 and £150.

The cost varies a lot between schools, but before you jump on the cheapest quote you will need to ask some questions to figure out exactly what is included in this price:

  • Does the price include motorcycle hire?
  • Is safety equipment eg helmet, gloves, jacket included in the cost?
  • Is full Insurance with collision damage waiver included?
  • Is the price of the CBT certificate included?
  • How much will it cost if I need to come back for another days training?

Our featured instructors will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Licence Fees

Type of LicenceApply OnlineApply by Post
First Provisional£34£43
Upgrade to FullN/AFree
Renew Expired£14£17


Test and Training Fees

Theory test£23.00 (Same on Saturdays and weekday evenings)
Practical test – Module 1£15.50 (Same on Saturdays and weekday evenings)
Practical test – Module 2£75.00 (£88.50 on Saturdays and weekday evenings)

Cost of Motorcycle

You can buy a used 125cc bike for about £400 but make sure it has an MOT if it’s 3 years old or more.

If you’re thinking of buying a used motorcycle, have it checked out by HPI Motorcycle Check. You will get an immediate in-depth online vehicle data check which includes stolen/police interest, write off/accident damage, scrapped by the DVLA, plate transfers, former keepers, full VIN/chassis check, make and model, engine number and size, colour and colour changes, imported or exported and date first registered.

Helmet and Protective Gear

A new crash helmet can cost from £40 to £500. Jacket £80+. Boots £40+. Gloves £10 to £100. You can get them cheaper second hand but we would advise that you buy at least the crash helmet new.

Insurance Costs

This depends on your age, the size of the bike and the area where you live.

The cost of insurance can vary massively between insurance companies, the quickest way to compare lots of quotes is to use a comparison site.

If you’re pushed for time – Carole Nash have generally got a good reputation and are a dependable choice.

Fuel Costs

On a 125cc bike you can travel about 15 miles for £1.

Road Tax (Vehicle Excise Duty)

Not over 150cc£17 p.a
151cc up to 400cc£38 p.a
401cc up to 600cc£59 p.a – £32.45 for 6 months
Over 600cc£81 p.a – £44.55 for 6 months