Motorcycle and moped tests
4. Module 1 off-road test: what happens
You’ll take the module 1 test in an off-road motorcycle manoeuvring area.
The test normally takes about 20 minutes and includes:
- wheeling the moped or motorcycle and using the stand
- riding a slalom and figure of 8
- a slow ride
- a U-turn
- cornering and a controlled stop
- cornering and an emergency stop
- cornering and hazard avoidance
For the hazard avoidance and emergency stop exercises you must ride at a minimum speed of:
- 19 mph on a moped
- 31 mph on a motorcycle
Your test result
You’ll be told if you’ve passed module 1 at the end of the test.
The examiner will make a note of:
- dangerous faults - these involve actual danger to you, the examiner, the public or property
- serious faults - these are potentially dangerous
- riding faults - these aren’t potentially dangerous, but could become serious if you keep making the same mistake
You’ll pass module 1 if you make:
- no serious or dangerous faults (sometimes called ‘majors’)
- no more than 5 riding faults (sometimes called ‘minors’)
If you pass
The examiner will:
- tell you what faults you made, if any
- give you a pass certificate - you need to take this to the module 2 test
If you’re upgrading your licence through ‘progressive access’, you must pass module 2 within 6 months. You have to pass module 1 again if you don’t.
If you don’t pass
You’ll have to book another module 1 test and pay again. You have to choose a date at least 3 working days away.
If you’ve already booked the module 2 test you might need to change the date, since you must pass module 1 before you can take module 2.
You’ll lose your fee if you don’t give 3 full days’ notice to cancel your module 2 test. Sundays and public holidays don’t count as working days.