The Motorcycle Yard Test

Part two of the test is also conducted in the yard.

The Riding Test Manoeuvres

Motorcycle Part 2a

 


 Moving Off Procedure

Make sure not to stall or roll. Maintain its balance.

  1. Apply the front brake.
  2. Observe 360 degrees (Rear-view mirrors and blind spot if applicable).
  3. Signal intention, if applicable.
  4. Ensure that there is a clear space beyond the intersection before entering.
  5. Ensure that the intersection is clear before entering.
  6. Maintain clear space behind vehicle ahead before moving off (Approximately 4 – 5m).
  7. Select gear, if applicable.
  8. Obtain clutch control.
  9. Observe 360 degrees (Rear-view mirrors and blind spot if applicable).
  10. Move off smoothly without lifting the front wheel.
  11. Maintain balance and place both feet on the front foot pegs as soon as the motorcycle starts moving.
  12. Accelerate as necessary.
  13. Cancel the signal, if applicable.

Turning Speed Judgement

You need stop at point “E” and move off and proceed as fast as you can through the painted curve to the left without touching any boundaries. You need to stop at point “F”, and then turn the motorcycle around and repeat the manoeuvre in the opposite direction. If you ride to slowly, you have 2 more attempts.

  1. Observe 360 degrees (Rear-view mirrors and blind spot if applicable).
  2. Move off.
  3. Accelerate and ride as fast as possible through the curve.
  4. Do not touch the curved boundary lines.
  5. Stop at the second starting point (F) without touching the outer boundary line.
  6. Turn the motorcycle around and repeat the manoeuvre in the opposite direction.

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 Emergency Swerve

You have 2 additional attempts if you do the emergency swerve too slowly.

  1. Observe 360 degrees (Rear-view mirrors and blind spot if applicable).
  2. Move off.
  3. Accelerate and change gear if necessary – accelerate to 25km/h.
  4. Do not touch any boundary lines.
  5. Disengage clutch, if applicable.
  6. When am amber light comes on, swerve in the direction of the light to cross line “K-L” as far as possible from the cross point “D”.
  7. Straighten up so that lines “M-N” or “O-P” are not touched.
  8. Stop without touching the outer boundary lines.

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 Emergency Stopping

You need to move off from point “A”. You may not touch any boundary lines. Ride towards the signal lights at around 25 km/h. Watch for the lights that will come on in any order after you pass point “B”. If the middle (red) light comes on, stop the motorcycle as quickly as possible without any part of the motorcycle protruding beyond the 45th calibration mark and without touching lines “O to P”, “M to N” or the outer boundary lines. You have two additional attempts if you ride too slowly.

  1. Observe 360 degrees (Rear-view mirrors and blind spot if applicable).
  2. Move off.
  3. Accelerate to 25 km/h and change to a higher gear, if applicable.
  4. Do not touch the boundary lines.
  5. Disengage clutch, if applicable.
  6. Apply both brakes simultaneously when the red light comes on.
  7. Bring the motorcycle to a controlled stop in the shorted possible distance.
  8. Maintain balance and do not move the motorcycle until the measurement has been taken.

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 Stopping

You will be required to execute a controlled stop without touching any boundary lines or losing your balance.

  1. Check rear-view mirrors.
  2. Decelerate.
  3. Apply both brakes smoothly and progressively with both brakes, without locking wheels and in complete control, keeping both hands on the handgrips.
  4. Select appropriate gear, if applicable.
  5. Finalise a controlled stop.
  6. Disengage the clutch.
  7. Maintain balance.

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