Motorbike practical test
The practical motorbike test was revised from April 2009. The aim of the new motorbike test is to improve the standard of the skill and road safety of motorbike and moped riders. This group amongst all users of the road faces the highest risk of injury or death, particularly in the case for young and inexperienced riders.
The standard motorbike practical test fee for both modules is £80.00 on weekdays and £92.00 on weekends.
Reporting for your motorbike practical test
Following items are a must when you are appearing for both modules 1 and 2 of your motorcycle practical test . If you do not, the DSA may refuse to carry out the test and you may lose your fee.
1. Provisional license
2. Valid DL196
3. Valid theory test certificate
4. Valid module 1 test pass certificate when appearing for module 2 only
What will the motorbike practical test include?
The new test will be completed in two modules . The following specified manoeuvres conducted at specific speeds will be tested in module 1 on safe off-road sites.
1. At least two manoeuvres carried out at slow speed, including slalom
2. At least two manoeuvres carried out at higher speed, out of which one exercise needs to be completed in second or third gear, at a speed of at least 30 km/h (approx. 19 mph) and one exercise which would involve an obstacle at a minimum speed of 50 km/h (approx. 32 mph)
3. At least two braking manoeuvres, which will include an emergency brake at a minimum speed of 50 km/h (approx. 32 mph)
On the day of your module 1 test, you will be asked by the examiner to demonstrate the riding ability on either the left-hand or right-hand circuit. The layout may differ due to local conditions.
If your riding skills in Module 1 indicate a dangerously incompetent level, you might not be allowed to take module 2.
If you pass module 1 you will receive a test pass certificate which you must bring with you when you take module 2.
Module 2 of the test is made up of the eyesight test, road safety questions and at least 30 minutes of road riding. Road riding will cover a variety of road and traffic conditions and will also include normal stops, hill and angle starts.
You will be issued your Motorbike driving license after the successful completion of your practical test.
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