Motorcycle skills (Module Two)

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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 a required manoeuvre throughout the MOD 2 test and requires lifesavers & observations every time. [more]

Signals

Motorcycle signals
Mistakes made with signals on the MOD 2 test can result in faults being recorded. Appropriate signals are required at all times. [more]

Following distances

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

Road positioning

Road positioning
Effective road positioning ensures the safest route. It results from good observations, planning and ongoing adjustments. [more]

Awareness & planning

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

Motorcycle control

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

Obstructions

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

Maintaining progress

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

Pedestrian crossings

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

Motorcycle cornering

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

Rear observations


Effective rear observations (especially lifesavers) can save a riders life and must be present throughout the MOD 2 test. [more]

Use of speed

Use of speed
MOD 2 candidates must at all times observe speed limits and must overall ensure appropriate use of speed. [more]

Judgement

Judgement
Examiners constantly assess for good observation, leading to good decision making and management of potential danger. [more]

Normal stop position

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

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