Andrew and Glenn Irwin Pass their Motorcycle Tests


Honda’s brotherly duo Andrew and Glenn Irwin, swapped circuits for the roads during the off-season to successfully pass their motorcycle tests, using a Honda CB650R and CBR650R.

Andrew passed his CBT last year through Honda’s School of Motorcycling and spent time gaining road experience aboard the entry-level CB125R. Meanwhile, Glenn completed his CBT training with Moto Training NI last month.

Embarking on a fast-track course, the brothers had an extensive few days of training before both passing the module one and module two assessments, thanks to the Honda School of Motorcycling Scheme and its partners and can now remove their L-plates as Spring arrives.

Andrew Irwin:

Passing the road bike test is something I’ve always wanted to do, and the older I got the more I wanted to do it, and with Glenn doing the TT I thought it would be nice to be able to get out and watch from different places around the course. As well as getting from A-B without relying on lifts! Thanks to Honda UK for putting us through the tests

Glenn Irwin:

It’s something I had always wanted to do, but something I never got round to doing. Our instructor was excellent and helped us so much and showed us some of the bad traits we’ve picked up from racing. Thanks to his training the test was almost a little easier than the lessons in some respects as he was hard on us in training, to make sure everything was just right and it worked as myself and Andrew passed and also the two other lads in the group with us – we had a great week!


The Honda pairing will now be able to ride the all-new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP on the road, as well as competing in the British Superbike Championship, and Glenn at the North West 200 and the Isle of Man TT races.

Isle of Man newcomer Glenn has used the experience as an extension to his TT training helping to learning the course, as well as being able to travel easily to and from the paddock during the races.

The brothers will be back in action in the British Superbike Championship next month, as Round 1 takes place at Silverstone on 10/11/12 April.

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