The motorcycle test is made up of two parts; the multiple choice part and the hazard perception part. The first part is the multiple choice part consisting of 50 questions. This section is designed to test your understanding of the theory behind driving. You need to get 43 questions right out of 50 and the time limit is 57 minutes.
The second part of the motorcycle test is the Hazard perception test. This section is designed to test your awareness of potential hazards whilst driving. You will be shown 14 clips of 1 minute each having 15 hazards in all (1 clip will have 2 hazards). The test is for 75 marks (5 marks / hazard) and pass marks are 44.
If you pass one part and fail the other you will fail the whole theory test, and need to take both parts again. Once you have passed the motorcycle theory test only then you can apply to take the practical driving test.
The standard fee for the Motorcycle Theory test is 31.00.
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The practical motorcycle test
The DSA has revised the practical motorcycle test from May 2009. The aim of the new motorcycle test is to improve the standard of the skill and road safety of motorcycle 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 practical motorcycle test fee for both modules is 80.00 on weekdays and 92.00 on weekends.
Reporting for your motorcycle driving test
Following items are a must when you are appearing for both modules 1 and 2 of your 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 motorcycle test include?
The new motorcycle 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 of the motorcycle test.
Module 2 of the motorcycle 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 Motorcycle driving license after the successful completion of your practical test.
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