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Selling Your Motorcycle

So you’re ready to move onto a different motorcycle and need to make room, how can you make the selling process as quick and easy as possible? Selling a used vehicle of any type can be a time consuming and risky process, and it’s no different when selling a motorcycle. The following page offers helpful tips and […]

Planning Long Journeys

Heading out on a long distance journey on your motorcycle isn’t simply a case of getting up and going, there is planning to be done beforehand. Most motorcycle journeys, particularly long ones require more planning than trips made over the same distance in a car. A motorcycle may give you more freedom than a car, but […]

Pillion Passengers – 4 Things to Consider

For many people, one of the joys of passing the motorcycle test is the fact that they can now whisk their friends off on a pillion ride.

Unfortunately, how to deal with carrying a passenger on your motorcycle is not really dealt with during motorcycling lessons and the practical tests at any more than a basic […]

i – Welcome, about us

Welcome to Motorbike Test HQ!
The internet is stuffed with information from motorcycling schools, government websites and other informational sites on every facet of the process of passing your bike test but all of this incomplete and disjointed information can be confusing to understand and offers nothing in the way of structure to guide you on […]

ii – Starting your journey – The Provisional Licence

What is a provisional licence?
Just like driving, beginning your journey to becoming a fully fledged motorcyclist starts with a provisional licence. The provisional licence is a temporary licence that you hold while learning and allows you to ride on the public roads without having passed your test but comes with a strict set of restrictions […]

iii – The Path to your Motorbike Licence

As of the 19th January 2013, changes were made in accordance with new EU rulings to the way learners attain different categories of their motorbike licence. These changes have resulted in a mess of names and restrictions that can be utterly confusing to someone just starting out on their path to motorcycling. This page will clear […]

1.1 – Compulsory Basic Training – Mastering the Basics

Congratulations on receiving your provisional licence; you’ve taken the first step to becoming a fully qualified motorcyclist!

Before you can ride a motorcycle of any capacity on the public roads, you need to complete Compulsory Basic Training.
The CBT is a primer course that will teach you the very basics of how to operate and handle a […]

1.2 – Starting Motorbike Lessons – Picking the Right Instructor

When shopping around in your local directory, you’re bound to find dozens of instructors, each offering nearly the same services. This page will show you a number of factors to consider so you can make an informed decision on which motorcycle riding school or instructor to go for when booking your CBT and looking for […]

1.3 – The CBT In Detail

Every instructor will conduct the CBT slightly differently but all of them will go through five main stages.

These are called the Elements and each one offers training in different areas of theory or practical skill and each last for different amounts of time:


Element A – introduction to the CBT – ~30 minutes
Element B – practical on-site […]

1.4.1 – The Motorcycle Theory Test

What is the Theory Test?
The Motorcycle Theory test is a two part examination that will assess your knowledge and understanding of the law, different riding concepts and how various conditions can affect your riding. These concepts are essential for a safe and successful riding career.

When, where and how to book
You can choose to book a […]