Finance package spreads cost of motorbike training

We are working with our good friends at Suffolk Rider Training to make it easier for people to switch to two wheels.

Many riders using finance schemes – PCP or HP – to acquire their motorbike or scooter but the cost of training can put the brake on many would-be bikers.

So we’re now expanding a scheme which allows new riders to spread the cost of getting a full motorbike licence by rolling the price of training into their motorbike finance with one all-inclusive package.

The cost of training can often be included in the manufacturer finance package, allowing the training to also be spread over the same term as the motorbike finance agreement.

New riders using Suffolk Rider Training can also get a 15% discount on full-price clothing and helmets from Orwell, when they show the required proof. (Just to be clear: This offer does not include sale items.)

We work closely with the Ipswich-based motorbike training school and owner and instructor Graham Carey is as excited as we are about growing our relationship for the benefit of new riders.

He says the cost of getting a full motorbike licence, with an intensive course, is currently around £1,000:

  • £180 for Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) to get you on the road on a 125.
  • £90 for a two-hour ‘big bike upgrade’ session to a 650.
  • £640 for an intensive two-day training course and pre-tests warm-up.
  • £90.50 in fees for the two tests (Mod1 and Mod2).

He expects more interest in two-wheel transport with high fuel prices, people shying away from public transport amid Covid fears and two-vehicle families opting for a car and a motorbike or scooter.

“Spreading the training costs opens up having a motorbike to more people,” he said. “Some people might not be able to afford the training up front.

“It's quite common to buy a bike on finance so why not build your training programme into it?

“We are Orwell’s preferred local training school and we recommend new riders who come to us to go and see them, often taking them there on our training road rides.”

It’s a joint approach to getting new riders on the road safely that works for both parties and their customers. The finance initiative was in its early stages when Covid struck but now the time is right to really promote it.

He further urged people to think seriously about their training programme now if they want to be on the road for this spring and summer.

“If you think about it and plan it now, you can be trained and ready for the summer,” said Graham. “Train now and get your test and licence sorted and you can buy your dream bike and have the summer enjoying it.”

And, with Covid hitting foreign holidays for many people over the past couple of years, why not get a motorbike and explore the amazing UK this summer?

Speak to our sales team on 01473 257401 or email sales@orwell.co.uk to find out more.

Suffolk Rider Training is at Unit 17, Dales Road Business Centre, Wharfedale Road, Ipswich, IP1 4JP. Phone 01473 463123, email contact_irt@btconnect.com or visit www.suffolkridertraining.co.uk and enquire online.