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Motorcycle Rider Skills Test Instructions

This test consists of four riding exercises that measure your motorcycle control and hazard response skills. The final two exercises involve speeds of about 15 mph. You will be scored on time and distance standards as well as path and foot down violations. The test may be ended for point accumulation, committing an unsafe act, or failure to understand or follow instructions. You may stop the test at any time, but you must complete the entire test to pass it. Do you understand the instructions I have just read?

Engine Stalling

  • Points are assessed if you stall your engine at any time during any exercise.
  • Stalling the engine four times during this test is an automatic failure.
  • Do you understand the instructions on Engine Stalling?

Cone Weave, Normal Stop 

  • When signaled, ride to the right of the first cone, to the left of the second, and so on. Weave past all five cones without touching or skipping a cone or putting a foot down.
  • Turn left and ride toward that side of the course. Make a smooth, non-skidding stop with your front tire inside that box.
  • When stopped, your front tire must not touch the painted lines. Remain stopped.
  • Do you understand the instructions for the Cone Weave and Normal Stop?
  • Wait for my signal to begin.

Turn from a Stop, U-turn

  • When signaled, make a right turn between the boundary lines. Do not touch either line.
  • Diagonally, cross to the opposite side of the range and make a left u-turn inside the painted box at the far end of the range.
  • Do not touch the solid line (motorcycles 600cc or more) or the dashed line (motorcycles less than 600cc) or put a foot down.
  • Stop with your front tire inside that box and wait for further instructions.
  • Do you understand the instructions for the Turn From a Stop and U-Turn?
  • Wait for my signal to begin.

Quick Stop

  • Position your motorcycle on that T.
  • On my signal, accelerate straight up this path. Stabilize your speed between 12-18 mph by the time you reach the first line.
  • Maintain a steady speed.
  • When your front tire crosses the second line, stop as fast as you safely can. You will not lose points if you skid.
  • Once stopped, do not allow your motorcycle to roll in either direction.
  • Do you understand the instructions for the Quick Stop?
  • Proceed to the start T, and wait for my signal to begin.    

Obstacle Swerve

  • Start at the same start T.
  • On my signal, accelerate straight up this path. Stabilize your speed between 12-18 mph by the time you reach the first line.
  • Maintain a steady speed.
  • When your front tire passes the second line, swerve to the (right/left).
  • Avoid the obstacle line and stay to the inside of the sideline. Do not touch either line.
  • Stop smoothly and wait for further instructions.
  • Do you understand the instructions for the Obstacle Swerve?
  • Proceed to the start T, and wait for my signal to begin.