Motorcycling Costs

Motorcycle Test Costs

Provisional licence £50.00
CBT £120.00 to £150.00 approx – this should include bike hire
Theory test £25.00 (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)
Provisional to full licence FREE

Plus, of course, the cost of a bike, the clothing, the insurance, the road tax, the MOT, the maintenance and the fuel.


You can buy a used 125cc bike for about £200 but make sure it has an MOT if it’s 3 years old or more, (and for £200 it will be!).


If you’re thinking of buying a used bike (or any vehicle) it would be sensible to have it checked out by You get an immediate 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. Checks start at only £4.95.


Hiring a 125cc bike will cost something like £30 pounds a day or £150 a week with a deposit of about £150.

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.


Additional Costs

Insurance Costs

This depends on your age, the size of the bike and the area where you live. One of the UK market leaders for motorcycle insurance is Bennetts. To get an online quote please click here. You can save the quote they give you so you don’t have to complete the form again if you go back again later.


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 £58 p.a. – £31.90 for 6 months
Over 600cc £80 p.a. – £44.00 for 6 months