Glenn and Andrew Irwin hit the roads together in 2020

The bothers and teammates have both now passed their full motorcycle licences

Glenn and Andrew Irwin

THE Honda factory team’s BSB brothers have both passed their full UK motorcycle test this weekend with thanks to the Honda School of Motorcycling.

The brother swapped Brands hatch for B-roads as they took to a Honda CB650R and CBR650R for their practical motorcycle tests.

Aside from the obvious perks to riding a motorcycle on the road, passing his test will also give Glenn, who is competing at the Isle of Mann TT this year (if it goes ahead). Until now he could only learn the course from inside a car, now he can ride it for real.

Speaking of the occasion, Glenn said:

“Ade (Alpha Training/Honda School of Motorcycling) 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… I always have sponsors asking me to go for a ride and now rather than saying no, I can finally say yes and start to explore the roads where we live and enjoy riding in a different way. A big thanks to everyone at Honda UK, Grantham Honda and Alpha Training - 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.

As it stands, the brothers are scheduled to be back in action at the first round of the British Superbike Championship at Silverstone next month – at the time of writing, there is no official word on whether that event will run or not.