WILLEM LOUW - MOTORCYCLE INSTRUCTOR

DVSA TEST CENTRES & TEST INFORMATION 

ROTHERHAM TEST CENTRE

Mangham Way
Off Mangham Rd
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S61 4RL















SCUNTHORPE TEST CENTRE

Onward Way, off Warren Road
Scunthorpe
Humberside
Lincolnshire
DN15 6XH

















Guide to suitable clothing for practical test

As a general guide the following is an indication of the minimum level of clothing acceptable:
  • motorcycle boots
  • sturdy footwear or boots that provide support and ankle protection
  • textile or leather motorcycle trousers
  • heavy denim trousers
  • heavy denim jacket with several layers underneath
  • textile or leather motorcycle jacket
  • motorcycle gloves

The following are examples of clothing that are not acceptable:
  • lightweight training shoes
  • canvas basket ball trainers
  • any form of clothing with areas of exposed skin
  • shell suit or lightweight tracksuit
  • distressed ripped jeans
  • lightweight fleece or hoody
  • no gloves or skiing gloves

In all cases it’s a legal requirement that riders wear an approved and correctly fastened motorcycle helmet with suitable eye protection


Rules for motorcycles used for riding tests

Category A1

This is a motorcycle without a side car that must:
·         be at least 120cc and no more than 125cc
·         not have more than 11kw power (14.6bhp)
·         be capable of at least 55mph (90km/h)
DVSA will accept all 'learner legal' machines for test unless there's clear evidence they don't meet these rules.

Category A2

This is a motorcycle without a side car that:
·         is at least 395cc
·         has a power output between 20 kW and 35 kW (26bhp and 46.6 bhp)

There's no upper engine size limit, but:
·         the power to weight ratio must not exceed 0.2kW/kg
·         it must not be derived from a motorcycle of more than double its power

DVSA will accept evidence from manufacturers or official importers that a specific model of motorcycle meets these rules. DVSA will publish this information where it applies to a number of machines of a specific type.

Category A

This is a motorcycle without a side car that must:
·         be at least 595cc
·         have a power output of at least 40kw (53.6bhp)

DVSA will accept evidence from manufacturers or official importers that a specific model of motorcycle meets these rules. DVSA will publish this information where it applies to a number of machines of a specific type.

Changes to category A from 2018
From the end of 2018:
·         the power output will change to at least 50 kW
·         a minimum kerb weight of 180 kg will apply
Machines affected by this change in minimum power are shown as A*. These machines will not be able to be used for test from the end of 2018.
This change is still subject to EU approval.

Machines not on the list and machines restricted to meet the rules

You can use machines not on this list or machines that have been restricted to meet the rules to be used if you give certified proof of compliance or restriction to the examiner.
This must be a certificate or on headed paper from an official source such as a main dealer, official importer or recognised specialist in restricting vehicles.
Dyno certificates alone are not acceptable.

Motorcycle sub-categories and transmission types
There are 3 sub-categories of motorcycles you can use for your test. The sub-category of motorcycle you use affects the sub-categories you can ride after passing your test.
You must use the same sub-category of motorcycle for both modules of the test. You also need to use a motorcycle with the same type of transmission. For example, if you use a manual motorcycle for module 1, you need to use a manual for module 2.

Rules for riders with a disability

Different requirements may apply to disabled riders.







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