The New Practical Motorcycle Test
The new practical motorcycle test is now in force, to comply with new regulations from Europe.
The new motorcycle test involves more demanding special manoeuvres.
- Two manoeuvres at slow speed including slalom
- Two manoeuvres at higher speed, one of which in 2nd or 3rd gear at 30km/h or more and one at 50km/h avoiding an obsatacle
- Two braking exercises including emergency stop at 50km/h or more.
The high speed and other exercises will be tested off-road and will take about eight minutes.
This will be followed by the on-road part of the test, but those who have been dangerously incompetent in the off-road section will NOT be allowed to continue.
To deliver this test, their will eventually be 65 new test centres throughout the UK. Some of these will be at ‘multi-purpose’ test centres for cars and motorcycles.
The address is: 1 Navigation Way, Off Pocket Nook Street, St Helens, WA91LA.