The Practical Tests

The test involves an off-road & on road riding test taken in two separate modules. All riders must have successfully completed their CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) & a theory test, before being allowed to sit modules 1 & 2.Once you’ve passed your CBT and theory test, you then have to take the practical tests.

Practical Test: Module One

Module one is conducted on an off-road site and usually lasts around 20 minutes. To pass riders must successfully complete the following manoeuvres:

There is a minimum speed requirement of approximately 32 MPH for the hazard avoidance & emergency stop exercises.You will ride either a left-hand or a right-hand circuit. The lay out can be found on the DSA website.You must pass module one before you are allowed to take module two.

Module Two

Module two is conducted on the road. Riders will be asked to complete at least 35 minutes of road riding in a variety of road and traffic conditions.You will also be required to complete normal stops and hill and angle starts.There is also an eyesight test and road safety questions.

The Motorcycle Test

The Motorcycle Test consists of 3 components : The Theory Test element which includes a multiple choice test and a hazard perception test: The Practical Test elements which include 2 Modules : The Off Road Test and The On Road Test. All riders must have first been awarded a CBT certificate. More detailed information can be seen below.

The Theory Test

You must have passed your theory test before you book your practical test.Even if you already hold a car licence you will have to complete the theory test to be able to ride a bike.The theory test is made up of two parts, a multiple choice test and a hazard perception test. They are both completed on a computer.Both parts of the test are taken on the same day. The questions in the multiple-choice part and format of the hazard perception part depend on what kind of vehicle you want to drive.

The Multiple Choice Test

You will be asked 50 questions in 57 minutes and the pass mark is 43 out of 50. These questions will be specific to bike riding.

The Hazard Perception Test

This involves watching 14 video clips and identifying the  hazards shown in each.  The key is to identify the hazards as early as possible and click at an appropriate time to score the maximum of five points. You need to score 44 out of 75 to pass.You must pass both parts of the test to be allowed to take your practical tests. If you fail either part you will have to take the whole test again.