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Full licenceA brand-new model in the Honda range. The important information for new riders is that it is a bike that is very easy to use. The clutch is gradual and predictable and it has a smooth, four cylinder engine. The dash has a large, rich, LCD display and even an upshift indicator, let you know when to change gears. The tapered handlebars offer easy leverage for fast steering reaction. Other features for those in the know include, LCD lighting so that you’re easily seen, upside down front forks (very cool), a slipper clutch, radial brakes and ABS for great stopping power and 94bhp!
Full licence & A2
The students favourite! SFV650 ABS is a perfectly balanced, rider friendly middleweight V- twin that appeals to a huge audience of novice and experienced riders of all ages. It’s easy to ride, while also being fun and importantly, it has a low seat height and low centre of gravity making it great for all riders.
The perfect beginners bike. It’s very forgiving, even in the most clumsy of hands, it has a lower seat height and is physically smaller than the Honda it replaced. The perfect bike for CBT’s, it even has a gear indicator to remind you what gear you’re in!
We’re really excited to include this bike in our line-up. The MSX125 Is part mini-bike, part motorcycle with great performance matched to confident handling. It’s a funky little bike that is going to be super friendly to shorter riders. The coolest bike in our fleet ...take it from us, you’ll love training on this!
In both 110cc and 50cc versions. This scooter has proved itself to be a perfect learners twist and go. It has a reliable and efficient fuel-injected engine and a stable and easy to ride chassis. It even boasts advanced safety features such as Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS).
A 2 stroke and a favourite with the youngsters. It looks and feels just like a scooter should!
Steve Davey - Owner & Instructor
Steve is a motorcycle enthusiast to his core, there’s not much he hasn’t done on 2 wheels. He’s been a Police advanced biker for 17 years and also a Police Advanced Motorcycle Instructor for both on and off road. He likes to throw in the odd bike trick or two. An extremely friendly chap, he’ll share his biking knowledge all day long.
Jo Davey - Owner & Office Manager
Jo is the brains of the outfit. She runs the office, handles all inquiries and controls the work allocation. Hugely more organised than any man, it’s fair to say, she does the work of 3 people. Be ready for some sharp tongued banter, she gives as good as she gets. She can ride a bike…..but doesn’t!
Simon Smith - Instructor
Simon has been riding bikes since he was a nipper, field bikes to start with, before getting his full licence in the 90’s. As is the case with a lot of the VMT team, he’s been lucky to get professionally trained as an advanced Police biker whilst at work, with the Met. Being a fully fledged member of the ‘Black Rats’, we snapped up his skills when he moved back home to Wales. Simon has a lovely manner but don’t let that plumb accent fool you, he’s an earthy Welshman at heart. Must be cool, as he’s ridden a bike around the Nurburgring. Rumour has it, that he was once a hairdresser!
Darryl Hanks - Instructor & Police Patrol Rider
Darryl could be classed as a bike trader, he’s bought and sold so many! He’s a guy who has quickly developed into a very accomplished rider. In 3 short years, he went from complete novice to Advanced Police rider which is no mean feat. It’s safe to say that he has a natural talent for riding which is invaluable when it comes to passing knowledge onto others. Please don’t bring up his fame of Silver Screen, or he’ll be offering his autograph!
Derek Dew - Instructor
Derek has been riding on a full bike licence since 1964, having previously been riding a 200cc bike to school (how cool is that?) He truly has seen it all, having been heavily involved in the bike training industry since 1990 and he has run his own bike training school amongst other things. Derek has the enviable skill of relaxing his students with his calm and experienced ways.
Nick Thomas - Instructor and Police Patrol Rider
Nick is a serving bike cop, so his biking credentials are right up there. But for us, it’s his personality that makes him such a good trainer. Anyone on a training course with Nick in charge, is going to have a fun day. Living in the Welsh Riviera of Port Talbot, in recent years, he’s taken to the boxing ring at super duper heavy weight….all in the name of charity.
Sam Massie - Instructor
Sam has come through the VMT ranks, right from CBT student level. He is the only instructor to have been through the current test process, which gives him an extra angle when it comes to giving advice to new riders. He’s good with the banter and one-liners and brings the team average age down quite a bit!
Johnny Griff - Instructor
Jonny is one of those guys who was riding dirt bikes around a field before he was 10yrs old. Another Police Advanced Biker and Driver, John is one of those 'naturals' where everything 'bike' comes easy to him, mostly because he loves them. He is definitely a talker and it's mostly hilarious, so when he's in charge of a session, be prepared for the chat to flow. An ex member of the Police enduro team with Steve, he's trained many a copper on how to navigate their way up the mountains on a dirt bike.
I had a fantastic day with Darryl today, very informative, helpful and patient. I would recommend Vale Moto Training to anyone who is thinking of doing any scooter/motorcycle training. Many thanks for a great experience.
Greg ArcherJan 10, 2018
A very professional team with a huge amount of patience, big thank you for providing the training and making the whole experience very enjoyable. Thanks to Jo for her tireless effort to get test dates . I highly recommend them, book and enjoy.
Christopher MatthewsJan 10, 2018
Have really enjoyed doing my CBT through to passing my test.Jo and the gang have been fantastic with everything!!!If you want to pass this is the place!!!!!!!
Mark PainterJan 10, 2018
Many thanks to all the team at Vale Moto Training, we thoroughly enjoyed all the training and banter .....and debates on roundabouts. First class and couldn't ask for a better set up. Many thanks Nig and Lisa. Looking forward to first trip now!
Nigel And LisaJul 12, 2017
Done my MOD1 yesterday in Swansea. Drove down there with Kurt, I must say I absolutely loved it!!What made the day better is I passed first time :-)I must say Kurt is an excellent instructor & has so much patience (believe me, he needs a lot when teaching me something :-) )THANK YOU VALE
Darren ThomasJul 12, 2017
Word of thanks to Steve, Jo, Kurt and Mike. It's thanks to you lot that I've been able to give the M4 a right good looking at!!! To anyone looking for training you won't go wrong with this lot. I've only fallen off once since passing my test, but fortunately for me I landed on my wife!! Her fault for not getting on the bike properly. You can't beat a stationary crash! Followed by laughter from the thousands of people passing on the Swansea 10k run . Anyway thanks once more and all the in the future.
CharlieJul 12, 2017