MOTORCYCLE PRACTICLE TEST EXPLAINED
Don't forget you will need a valid motorcycle theory test and CBT certificate before you can take a practical test.
The test is in two parts, Module 1 and Module 2. They can be taken separately or together but Module 1 must be passed before taking Module 2. Our advice is usually to separate them. Module 1 is valid until your theory test expires. If you don't pass Module 1 there is a 3 clear day wait before re-taking. For Module 2 there is a ten clear day wait for retest. The cost of Module 1 is £15.50. Module 2 is £75.
Module 1 consists of about 15 minutes of exercises carried out at the DVSA's multi-purpose Test Centre on their manoeuvring area (MMA as they call it), including a U turn, slalom, figure of 8, and swerve and brake tests. Once successfully completed, you are then eligible to take Module 2, which is detailed below. On this area are the various exercises shown on the diagram. You will carry them out one at a time and they will be explained to you fully before you move off. Please make sure you treat it as if you are on the road because they WILL be watching to see that you do the correct observations etc before moving off.
Obviously, this needs a fair amount of space, which we fortunately have here at the aerodrome.
Module 2 is about a 40 minute road ride. You will not have to do any further exercises on the road.
The two Modules can be taken separately or together depending on choice and availability.
Below is a link to the DVSA web site. The diagram is the layout for the manoeuvres you will have to complete. We have this full layout on our training area and can practice all the exercises fully, including a speed gun so you will KNOW you are reaching the standard before you ever go to test.
The practical motorcycle test is made up of lots of different elements, an eyesight test, vehicle safety questions, a test of driving ability, a test of specific manoeuvres and a question about riding with a passenger.
At the test centre, you must present a valid certificate DL196, your UK driving licence, theory pass and Module 1 pass when taking Module 2.
Vehicle safety check questions and eyesight test before you actually start your Module 2, you will be asked to read a number plate to prove you can meet the eyesight requirements. You will also be asked two machine safety check questions and one pillion related question before moving away.
To see a list of all the possible combinations of questions you can be asked by the examiner, see below.