WILLEM LOUW - MOTORCYCLE INSTRUCTOR

MODULE 2 PRACTICAL TEST

You must pass module 1 before you can take the module 2 test.

You can book both modules at the same time, but if you don’t pass module 1 you must wait 3 working days before you can retake it.

The module 2 test normally takes about 40 minutes and includes:
  • an eyesight check
  • ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
  • road riding
  • independent riding

You must bring your module 1 pass certificate to the module 2 test, plus 

  • your UK photocard driving licence
  • your theory test pass certificate
  • a moped or motorbike
  • your compulsory basic training (CBT) certificate - unless you’re taking the test to upgrade your full motorcycle licence

Eyesight check
You’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of:
  • 20 metres for vehicles with a new-style number plate
  • 20.5 metres for vehicles with an old-style number plate
New-style number plates start with 2 letters followed by 2 numbers, eg AB51 ABC.
You’ll fail your riding test if you fail the eyesight check.
‘Show me, tell me’ questions

You’ll be asked 2 vehicle safety questions known as the ' SHOW ME TELL ME' QUESTION.  These test that you know how to carry out basic safety checks.

These questions could be:

1 Identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would        check that the engine has sufficient oil.

2 Show me how you would check that the horn is working on this machine (off road only).

3 Identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic fluid.

4 Tell me how you would check that the lights and reflectors are clean and working.

5 Show me how you would check that the brake lights are working.

6 Tell me how you would check the condition of the chain on this machine.

7 Show me what checks you would make on the steering movement before using the machine.

8 Tell me how you would check your tyres to ensure that they are correctly inflated, have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.

9 Show me how you would check the operation of the front brake on this machine.

10 Show me how you would check the operation of the brakes on this machine.

11 Show me how you would check the operation of the engine cut out switch.

12 Show me how you would switch on the rear fog light and explain when you would use it (if fitted).

13 Show me how you switch your headlight from dipped to main beam.

14 What influence on the bike could carrying a pillion have?

15 What influence on the bike could carrying luggage have?

16 How do you adjust the suspension?


Road Riding 

You’ll ride in various road and traffic conditions, but not on motorways. 

The examiner will give you directions using a radio. They’ll normally follow you on a motorcycle.

Independent riding

You’ll be told if you’ve passed module 2 at the end of the test.
  • no serious or dangerous faults (sometimes called ‘majors’)
  • no more than 10 riding faults (sometimes called ‘minors’)

If you did not pass the module 2 test. You have wait at at least 10 working days for another one.


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