Taking your Module 2 motorcycle test explained
Motorcycle Test – Module 2
On the Riding Test Report given out by DVSA, the examiner can record a fault in any one of 43 different tick boxes for the Module 2 test.
You can fail for incurring one serious fault, one dangerous fault (which would result in the test being terminated early) or a combination of rider faults of which you are allowed up to ten (eleven faults would result in a fail). Consistent errors leading to four rider faults in the same box, however, will typically result in a serious fault, and therefore a fail. It is worth bearing in mind that, with some exceptions, the examiners tend to give two serious faults when they fail a candidate as this takes the result beyond dispute. So if you do make a mistake then try very hard not to make another, and there is a possibilty that you may get away with it. Very few examiners will fail a candidate on eleven rider faults alone – although some do.
Being judged to have committed a serious fault is the most common cause of failing the Module 2 test, and listed below are descriptions of the various ways that this might be done…
This is no longer part of the Motorcycle Test – Module 2. See Taking your Module 1 motorcycle test explained.
This is an unusual fault, but rider faults can be picked up for blipping the throttle unnecessarily (a bad habit that older riders tend to bring to their training due to early exposure to recalcitrant 2-stroke off-road bikes).
This is an unusual fault to be recorded as it is not that easy for the examiner to see if the clutch is being operated badly during gear changes unless you are obviously having difficulty riding smoothly (‘kangarooing’). Good clutch control, however, is fundamental to being able to ride a motorcycle safely. Poor clutch control often causes poor road positioning, where students attempt to swing widely in and out of junctions to avoid using slow control (swan necking), and the fault tends to be marked under ‘steering’. Likewise stalling is often marked under ‘move away safely and under control’.
Not much chance of a fault here!