BMW Rookie to Rider
IGNITE YOUR PASSION
IGNITE YOUR PASSION
The all-new BMW Rookie to Rider programme is a comprehensive package allowing you to kick-start your motorcycle journey in a way that suits you best.
To get you riding as soon as possible, you can either choose our all-inclusive finance offer, with monthly payments starting at £119 per month*, covering the cost of your training, tests and your brand new BMW motorcycle, or the Rookie to Rider voucher that entitles anyone who trains with BMW Rider Training across the UK up to £1000 off the retail cost of a brand new motorcycle**.
Whether you take advantage of our complete Rookie to Rider package with finance offer or for more freedom, opt for the Rookie To Rider Voucher, we’re here to help you find everything you need to start your new life on two wheels.
PASS YOUR TEST
PASS YOUR TEST
After booking and completing your theory test, you’ll enjoy a seven-day Direct Access course – including your CBT, Module One and Module Two tests with BMW Rider Training.
You can book this yourself or as part of the full Rookie to Rider Programme – the choice is yours.
You’ll finish feeling confident and prepared for any adventure.
FIND YOUR RIDE
FIND YOUR RIDE
The all-new Rookie To Rider programme offers flexibility in the motorcycles available to you either with a discount through the voucher scheme, or on finance once you’ve passed your test.
From the sleek and agile BMW G 310 R, to the heritage inspired R nineT and the all-conquering R 1250 GS, there is a BMW Motorrad model to suit all riding styles.
CHOOSE YOUR GEAR
CHOOSE YOUR GEAR
Whether you're looking for functional and weather-proof, a stylised heritage look or rider gear to take you through the urban jungle, with BMW Motorrad Apparel, you'll be prepared for everything, anytime and in any weather.
With the Rookie to Rider programme, you can get 20% off clothing and accessories through the voucher scheme, or choose interest free payments with the finance offer route.
BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE
You can sign up to this offer several ways:
- Visit your local BMW Motorrad Centre.
- Use our ‘Enquire Now’ contact form below
- Call us on 08000 131 282 (Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30)
You’ll need to pass the Motorcycle Theory Test before your training commences and provide the certificate number to the training centre so your practical test can be booked.
We'll take you from a complete novice to a fully-qualified rider within a week. You’ll train on a BMW and we suggest training with us over the full seven days if you’ve never ridden before.
Yes the Rookie to Rider scheme is available on a wide variety of bikes in the BMW Motorrad range. The monthly payments will change depending on the model chosen, and your local retailer will be able to create a quote for you.
*If you hold an A2 licence you still have plenty of motorcycles to choose from, all of which can be restricted and are suitable for the license you hold. These are the G 310 R, G 310 GS, F 750 GS (Restricted), F850 GS (Restricted), F 900 R (Restricted), F 900 XR (Restricted) and F 850 GSA (Restricted).
You’ll need to pass the Motorcycle Theory Test before you can get started.
Once you start training with us you’ll complete the CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) which will be carried out at the training centre with your instructor.
The full motorcycle test comprises of Module 1 which is carried out at a test centre and shows that you are able to control the motorcycle. This is usually taken around halfway through the week.
Once you’ve passed your Module 1 you can then take Module 2 which is on the public roads where you’ll be followed by an examiner. This is always taken at the end of the week.
CBT stands for Compulsory Basic Training. Most learner motorcycle and moped riders must take CBT. You then have to pass your full motorcycle test within 2 years or you’ll have to take your CBT again.
After you’ve completed your CBT, you can ride a moped or a motorbike up to 125cc and with a power output of up to 11kW on the road. You must use L plates (L or D plates in Wales) until you pass your full motorcycle test.
The CBT comprises of 5 elements:
- Introduction and eyesight check
- Practical on-site training
- Practical on-site riding
- Practical on-road training
- Practical on-road riding (Must last at least 2 hours)
You’ll move from one element to the next when your trainer is happy you’ve:
- Learnt the theory
- Shown the practical skills to a safe basic level
Yes, there are age limits around which licence you can apply for. Please see below for a full outline on these restrictions.
I am aged 19 – 24:
You’ll complete your A2 Licence. This comprises of your Theory Test, CBT, Module 1, and Module 2. Once you have obtained your A2 licence, any bike except G 310 R and G 310 GS will need to be restricted.
After two years or once you turn 24 (whichever is soonest), you’ll be eligible for a discounted upgrade to the A licence. You’ll be required to revisit your BMW training centre and retake your Module 1 and Module 2. Once you have completed your A licence, you’re then able to ride a motorcycle of any engine capacity.
I am aged 24 or over:
You’ll be able to complete your A licence. This comprises of your Theory Test, CBT, Module 1 and Module 2. These tests will be taken on a motorcycle of at least 595cc and 50kw with a minimum curb weight of 180kg. Once you have completed your A Licence, you’re then able to ride a motorcycle of any engine capacity.
At 19 you can get an A2 licence which allows you to ride a motorcycle with power up to 46.6 bhp which is usually means up to 500cc engines size. Please note a restricted version of a more powerful motorcycle can be ridden on an A2 licence. Below is a list of the BMW Motorcycles available on your ‘A2 Licence’:
- G 310 GS
- G 310 R
- F 750 GS (Restricted)
- F 850 GS (Restricted)
- F 850 GSA (Restricted)
- F 900 R (Restricted)
- F 900 XR (Restricted)
After two years or once you turn 24 (whichever is soonest), you’ll be eligible for a discounted upgrade to the A licence with your local BMW training centre.
Once you start your training, if you decide it’s not for you, the £650 contribution is non-refundable as this contributes to the cost of your rider training. You have the right to withdraw from your finance agreement within 14 days, but charges may be incurred. In the event that you wish to execute your right to withdraw, you should speak with your supplying Retailer to see what support can be offered, or with BMW Group Financial Services on 0370 50 50 150.
You must ensure that you have and maintain comprehensive motor insurance on the motorcycle for the duration of your finance agreement.
Upon completion of the seven-day Direct Access course you are entitled to a 10% discount** off your annual BMW Motorrad Insurance premium. You can obtain an insurance quote online or by calling 0345 606 6127
10% discount** is available when taking out or when renewing an existing BMW Motorrad Insurance policy and will remain in place for the insured motorcycle until the policy is cancelled.
*£650 customer contribution required. This is an upfront cost which is not part of the finance agreement. Rider Training has five centres spread across the UK, including the main centre in Royston, Hertfordshire, with satellite schools in Darlington, Exeter, Edinburgh and Stoke-on-Trent. The required motorcycle theory test cost is not included.
Finance Offer Terms and Conditions
BMW (UK) Ltd trading as BMW Motorrad is a credit broker and not a lender
Monthly rentals are 36-month BMW Personal Contract Hire agreements for the motorcycles listed above. Contract mileage is 5,000 miles per annum. Excess mileage charges range from 2.22p for the G 310 R to 8.25p per mile for the R nine T. Applies to new motorcycles ordered between 01 May 2022 and 30 June 2022 and registered by 30 September 2022 (subject to availability) at participating BMW Motorrad Retailers. Rookie to Rider is not available on CE 04, S 1000 R, S 1000 XR, S 1000 RR or M 1000 RR models. Retail customers only. At the end of your agreement you must return the motorcycle. Excess mileage, vehicle condition and other charges may be payable. Hire available subject to status to UK residents aged 18 or over. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Terms and conditions apply. Offer may be varied, withdrawn or extended at any time. Hire provided by BMW Motorrad Financial Services, a trading name of BMW Financial Services (GB) Limited, Summit ONE, Summit Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0FB. BMW (UK) Limited, trading as BMW Motorrad, introduces customers to BMW Motorrad Financial Services only and does not receive any commission or other payment for the introduction. The introduction does not amount to independent financial advice. Your Retailer will receive commission for introducing customers to BMW Motorrad Financial Services.
**Voucher Terms & Conditions
The voucher is valid for 3 months from the date of issue and can be redeemed at any participating BMW Motorrad Retailer in the UK. The voucher cannot be redeemed on the S1000 range, CE 04 scooter and any used motorbike. The voucher is valid for a single motorcycle and clothes/accessories transaction only (purchased together). The voucher cannot be exchanged for cash and is not valid in conjunction with any other offer. One voucher per person and voucher is non-transferable (the unique customer reference on the voucher will be validated on presentation). If you return any product purchased using the voucher, no cash refund for the voucher will be provided. Lost, stolen or damaged vouchers will not be replaced. Retailer can reject any voucher that is damaged.