4 Simple Steps To Pass Your Motorcycle Test
If you’re more of a biker than a four wheel petrol head, you’ll want to know exactly how you can cruise down the streets on the bike of your dreams.Recently, the British Government have changed the motorcycle test exam an introduced a new module one motorbike test that you have to pass at a test center before you are allowed to take the main riding test.
Before you can even think about doing this test you have to have completed a Compulsory Basic Training, or CBT test, as it’s most commonly referred to.
The motorcycle practical riding test is designed to see if you:
Can ride safely in different road and traffic conditions
Know the Highway Code and can show this through your riding ability
You’ll pass the test if you show the required standard. There are no pass or fail quotas.
Just make sure before you even leave the house on the day of the test, you have all the correct documents to sit it. You’d be surprised at just how many people fail because they arrive at the test centre without all the right papers. That includes your photo drivers license and the paper part too.
Speaking of things not to forget, you need to wear certain clothes for your test:
You must wear:
a motorcycle helmet that meets British safety standards (this doesn’t apply if you’re Sikh and wearing a turban)
motorcycle boots or other sturdy footwear that provides support and ankle protection
textile or leather motorcycle trousers or heavy denim trousers
a textile or leather motorcycle jacket or a heavy denim jacket with several layers underneath
So, here’s how to gain your full motorcycle licence:
Step 1 – Theory Test
Step one is to pass your motorcycle theory test. The theory test is based on understanding the highway code and specific motorcycle related information. This can be booked online through a motorcycle test website, and, once passed, you are eligible to move onto your CBT course.
Step 2 – The CBT
The CBT teaches you the basics of control when handling a motorcycle in an off-road environment. It ensures you can apply that control on the road in various traffic situations in a ride that lasts for a minimum of two hours. CBT prepares you for your first time on the road and lays the foundation for the rest of your full licence journey. It is a very important part of your training.
Step 3 – Module One
The new Module One is the first of the tests you’re required to take if you’re looking to complete your full motorcycle licence test. This exam is completed in a controlled environment at a DSA test centre, not on the road as some people believe.
You will be asked to perform a number of maneuvers such as slow control, swerving (as if to avoid an accident) and completing an emergency stop. You can’t proceed to Module Two without passing this module.
Step 4 – Module Two
If you pass Module One, you’re able to move onto Module Two. This is the final test towards owning your full motorcycle licence. Extending the Module One test, or taken on a separate day, you will be tested out on the road in various road, traffic and speed conditions, to ensure you’re safe and in complete control of the bike. It will also test that you have good road knowledge and awareness, as well as an understanding of the Highway Code.
Once you have completed Module Two to a pleasing standard, you’re road legal!