Rookie to Rider.
Ever been stuck in a traffic jam and watched enviously as bikers glide past? With the BMW New Rider Package you could soon be enjoying that same sense of freedom – even if you’ve never sat on a bike before. Learn to ride with us and after passing your test, get your own gear and a brand new G 310 R from your local BMW Motorrad Retailer. Register your interest here.
How the offer works
1) Put down a £650 contribution† at a BMW Motorrad Retailer and hire a BMW G 310 R with BMW Personal Contract Hire.*
2) Complete a seven-day Direct Access course (worth £1,395) and bring your Motorcycle Test Pass Certificate back to your Retailer.^
3) Choose your BMW riding kit - BMW riding suit, Helmet, Gloves & Boots up to the value of £1,153.**
4) We'll arrange for your new BMW G 310 R to be delivered.
Start your journey on two wheels today by contacting your local Retailer.
Spread the cost
Once you’ve passed your test, pay just £125 a month and get a brand-new G 310 R for 30 months as part of the all inclusive Rookie to Rider package. Terms and conditions apply.
The G 310 R is a new player in the BMW Motorrad roadster segment. It combines agility, everyday practicality and dynamic riding fun in an integrated sporty package.
To prepare for your new motorcycle, after booking and completing your Theory Test, you will be put through a seven-day Direct Access Course including your CBT, Module One and Module Two Tests with BMW Rider Training (worth £1,395) with a choice of four locations .
You can choose your BMW riding kit including a BMW riding suit, Helmet, Gloves & Boots up to the value of £1,153.
How do I sign up?
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)
Are there any pre-test requirements?
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. You can book your theory test at: www.gov.uk/book-theory-test
Once booked on to the Rookie to Rider programme we’ll send you theory test learning materials to prepare you for your theory test.
How long does the training take?
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
Can I choose a different motorcycle?
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 800 R (Restricted), F 800 GT (Restricted), F 850 GSA (Restricted).
What happens during the test?
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.
What is the CBT?
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
To find out more information about the CBT, please visit www.gov.uk/cbt-compulsory-basic-training/overview
Are there any age limits?
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, your F 800 R will be restricted to 46 bhp to comply with the A2 licence law.
After two years or once you turn 24 (whichever is soonest), you’ll be eligible for a free of charge 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.
What is an A2 licence?
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 800 R (Restricted)
- F 800 GT (Restricted)
- F 850 GS (Restricted)
- F 850 GSA (Restricted)
After two years or once you turn 24 (whichever is soonest), you’ll be eligible for a free of charge upgrade to the A licence with your local BMW training centre.
When do I receive my riding gear?
You’ll receive your BMW riding equipment once you’ve passed your test. You can do this at the same time as you pick up your motorcycle from your BMW Motorrad Retailer. For your training and tests you’ll be able to borrow equipment at the training centre.
What if motorcyling isn't for me?
Once your training has commenced and you decide the training isn’t for you, your £650 contribution paid to the retailer is non-refundable as this contributes to the cost of your Rider training. However you are entitled to withdraw from the monthly rental finance and will not be charged any additional fees.
What insurance do I need for my motorcycle?
You must ensure that you have and maintain comprehensive motor insurance on the motorcycle for the duration of your finance agreement.
Where can I purchase BMW Motorrad Insurance for my motorcycle?
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 http://www.bmwmotorradfinancialservices.co.uk/insurance/bike-insurance or by calling 0345 606 6127††
Do I still receive the discount on my insurance when I renew?
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.
Get on the programme
Get On is a campaign run by the MCIA (Motorcycle Industry Association) to encourage more people to learn to ride motorcycles.
Check out their website for some helpful advice on learning to ride and what to look for when choosing your first motorcycle.
Terms and Conditions
BMW Motorrad UK, a trading name of BMW (UK) Limited is a credit broker.
†£650 customer contribution required. This is an upfront cost which is not part of the finance agreement. Rider Training is in Edinburgh, Darlington, Royston, Hertfordshire or Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and does not include motorcycle theory test - £23. Monthly rentals are 24 months’ BMW Personal Contract Hire agreements for the motorcycles listed above except the G 310 R and G 310 GS which are for 30 months. Contract mileage is 12,500 for the G 310 R and G 310 GS and 10,000 miles for all other motorcycles listed above. Excess mileage for motorcycles shown range from 2.25p (for the G 310 R) to 7.43p per mile (for the R nine T). Applies to new motorcycles ordered between 1 October 2019 and 31 December 2019 and registered by 31 March 2020 (subject to availability) and provided that we can source the vehicle on the basis of the current On the road cash price at participating BMW Motorrad Retailers.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, Summit ONE, Summit Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0FB. BMW Motorrad UK introduces customers to BMW Motorrad Financial Services only. **Discount available for the duration of your BMW Personal Contract Hire agreement.
Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. BMW Motorrad Insurance is arranged by Devitt Insurance Services Limited and underwritten from a limited number of Insurers.