Essential Module Two motorcycle skills

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module two motorcycle skills

Regardless of the test route, traffic scenarios and junctions encountered, motorcycle road safety and motorcycle control is underpinned by a ‘set’ of specific module two motorcycle skills. Most of these ‘generic’ skills are progressive in their nature and tend to improve over time in direct proportion to a novice riders experience and ongoing investment in professional motorcycle training. Throughout the Module Two motorcycle test, the examiner will assess a riders competency within this framework of key skills. See below for an overview of essential module two motorcycle skills.

Moving away

Moving away
Moving away is required throughout the MOD 2 test and needs lifesavers & observations every time. [more]


Motorcycle control
Good motorcycle control is required throughout MOD 2 – five basic controls, steering & switch gear. [more]


Effective rear observations (especially lifesavers) can save a lives and must be used throughout MOD 2. [more]


Motorcycle signals
Mistakes made with signals during Module tow test can result in faults being recorded. [more]


Clearance & obstructions
MOD 2 test routes include roads where obstructions are common & riders must create sufficient clearance. [more]

Use of speed

Use of speed
MOD 2 candidates must always observe speed limits and must ensure appropriate use of speed. [more]

Following tips

Following distance
Correct following distances are vital to motorcycle road safety, allowing riders sufficient room & time to respond. [more]


Maintaining progress
Maintaining progress is important and requires good observations, planning and effective use of speed. [more]


Examiners constantly assess for good observation, with good decision making and hazard management. [more]


Road positioning
Good road positioning equals the safest route. It results from observation, planning and adjustment. [more]


Pedestrian crossings
Crossings are for pedestrians to cross safely. Candidates must understand the various types. [more]

Normal stop

Normal stop position
A safe normal stop position requires effective indication, observation, planning, positioning & slow-control skills. [more]


Awareness & planning
Whilst most situations require effective awareness & planning skills, awareness & planning is a progressive skill. [more]


Bends & cornering
Novice riders must approach cornering with care – at the correct speed & not braking in corners. [more]

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