Before taking any of the Motorcycle Practical Tests you will have to take and pass a Multiple Choice Motorcycle Theory Test and a Motorcycle Hazard Perception test.
A lot of people we talk to are quite daunted by the thought of completing a Theory Test, this may be the first time they’ve had to take one, please don’t worry. If English isn’t your first language we can arrange for the test in the language of your choice, If you would prefer the test read out to you, we can arrange for a voice over to read out the questions and answers for you, so we can make the test as easy and stress free as possible, all you need to do is ask.
At ProBike, we will provide you with Theory Training to explain the test procedures and requirements. We will provide you with the latest software package available for you to practice at home, which is identical to the DSA Theory Test. If you don’t have access to a computer you’re more than welcome to come and practice on our computers at Deeside Leisure Centre. We will also arrange and book the test for you at a centre of your choice.
Multiple Choice Theory Test
The test is conducted on a touch screen computer and is in two halves, the first part of the test is 50 multiple choice questions on the Highway Code, a proportion of the questions will be motorcycle specific.
The questions will be followed by a number of possible answers; all you need to do is pick the correct answer by touching the screen. You may also find a number of questions that require you to provide more than one answer.
There is a time limit for the multiple-choice section of 57 minutes, so there’s plenty of time for you to review your answers and the pass mark here is 43 out of 50.
Hazard Perception Test
Next after a short break is the Hazard Perception part of the test, this is a series of 14 video clips of about 1 minute each taken on real roads. The test will measure the way you respond to developing hazards, these are hazards that will make you slow down and or change direction. There are 15 scorable hazards in total, so one of the clips will contain 2 developing hazards. Your response will be measured and recorded when you click the computer mouse button, the earlier you spot the hazard the higher your score. The maximum score available for each hazard is 5 the lowest being 1.
Just like in real world, you’ll only get one chance to respond to each of the developing hazards, so in this section you won’t be able to review your answers. The pass mark in this section is 44 out of 75.
Please note you will need to pass both parts of the test at one sitting as they come together to form one test, if you fail either part then both parts will need to be retaken at your next test.
The end of the test
When you’ve finished the test you can leave the room and the test centre staff will give you your result in about 10 minutes.