Category AM (moped) – minimum age 16
Category A1 – minimum age 17
Category A2 – minimum age 19
Maintaining and cleaning your motorcycle properly will make sure you get the most out of it.
Take the time to really familiarise yourself with your Honda, and what it needs. Looking after your bike is absolutely essential for both safety and performance. But make sure you leave mechanical maintenance to specially trained technicians – preferably through your Honda dealer.
We offer a range of service plans and extended guarantees with fixed transparent monthly payments, to give you extra piece of mind that your bike is taken care of. Download our app to get reminders on your service and MOT reminders.
You can perform basic safety checks yourself if you have the right tools. This will help you to understand your machine and how it works. It’ll also help you diagnose problems you notice while you’re riding.
Check the chain tension regularly according to your handbook, and make sure your sprockets don't have too much wear in them.
Always check the free play in the clutch lever to make sure it's correct. Check the level on hydraulic clutches as you would the brake. Make sure your brake pads are not worn down to the limit, and remember to check the brake fluid. No fluid means no brakes!
This is just as important in the summer as it is in winter, so keep it topped up.
Loss of oil in the fork seals will result in poor suspension performance, so check for any leaks.
Test the horn button and check that all your lights are working, including indicators and stoplight. Make sure your headlight beam is positioned correctly too. It's easy to blind oncoming drivers, which can be very dangerous for both of you.
Regular changes work wonders for your bike and its longevity. Oil is your engine’s lifeblood.
Make sure the throttle opens and closes smoothly on all steering locations.
Cracks can appear during winter – even if you're not using your bike. Also, keep a look out for nails and bulges and make sure your tyres are always at the right pressure.