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Thread: World of BMW Direct Access Scheme: comments? criticisms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManhattanMcC View Post
    I actually can ride here... for 12 months from the time took residency. And outside of the UK I can continue to do so since I'm just a visitor there. But I'll be here for a minimum of 3 years, so I want to get this out of the way as soon as I can. It also will make my insurance a good deal cheaper.
    Understood...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManhattanMcC View Post
    I actually can ride here... for 12 months from the time took residency. And outside of the UK I can continue to do so since I'm just a visitor there. But I'll be here for a minimum of 3 years, so I want to get this out of the way as soon as I can. It also will make my insurance a good deal cheaper.
    I've taught several riders in exactly your situation (US license) and in my experience you may benefit immensely from further training in this country regardless of the red tape preventing you from riding for more than 12 months....

    Rather than thinking it a chore, go and enjoy your course wherever you decide to use
    KEA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeen GS View Post
    He wasnt abusive ! But perhaps he was miffed the other guy answered the post without saying " I run competitor" and also said "Its expensive" just from an internet search.
    Abusive maybe the wrong word but you know what I mean.

    Also, I don't think someone running a rider training school in North Wales can really be seen as a competitor to someone running a similar business in the London area.

    The point is that a lot of people will blindly sign up for BMW training when with a small amount of research they may uncover a gem of a local independent school of similar or even better quality, and no I don't run a rider training school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS View Post
    Abusive maybe the wrong word but you know what I mean.

    Also, I don't think someone running a rider training school in North Wales can really be seen as a competitor to someone running a similar business in the London area.

    The point is that a lot of people will blindly sign up for BMW training when with a small amount of research they may uncover a gem of a local independent school of similar or even better quality, and no I don't run a rider training school.
    Is this the same school that WAS in Wales??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gossy View Post
    Is this the same school that WAS in Wales??
    No, no connection.

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    If you're based in London why not use Metropolis?

    http://www.metropolismotorcycles.com...e-super-seven/

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    Quote Originally Posted by retskcid View Post
    If you're based in London why not use Metropolis?

    http://www.metropolismotorcycles.com...e-super-seven/
    When I called I didn't get a good vibe on the phone... It would have been more convenient, but for £950 it's a hard sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retskcid View Post
    If you're based in London why not use Metropolis?

    http://www.metropolismotorcycles.com...e-super-seven/
    And now they are dead. So that vibe by ManhattanMcC wasn't bad after all.

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    If this questions still is actual for someone (like it is for me) - may try this one - https://www.chelseamotorcycles.co.uk/training/

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    Just to add my two pence, the Royston BMW Rider Training folks were truly 1st Class. I have been there twice, many moons ago doing my CBT (a two day course which is much needed for people without any motorcycle experience) and then at a later date to do my Direct Access course.

    The bikes and also very importantly the kit (waterproofs, gloves boots etc) are all decent BMW stuff which makes the whole experience very confidence inspiring (most people don't buy decent kit before passing their test). One thing i like about them is that they hire out the Mod 1 test centre the day before. Therefore you get to practice at the centre and that helps the nerves (which is normally the main problem for people).

    I would recommend them in a heart beat. Yes they are more expensive that others but i would say that it was worth it. In fact i am planning on going back to do some further training.

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