Motorcycle Test - 8

Motorcycle Test - 8
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Question 1 of 20

Planning your route before setting out can be helpful. How can you do this?

Look in a motoring magazine

Only visit places you know

Try to travel at busy times

Print or write down the route

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Question 2 of 20

You are riding on a quiet road. Your visor fogs up. What should you do?

Continue at a reduced speed

Stop as soon as possible and wipe it

Build up speed to increase air flow

Close the helmet air vents

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Question 3 of 20

What can you do to prevent a cable-operated clutch from becoming stiff?

Keep the cable tight

Keep the cable dry

Keep the cable slack

Keep the cable oiled

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Question 4 of 20

When is it illegal to ride with a helmet on?

When the helmet is not fastened correctly

When the helmet is more than four years old

When you have borrowed someone else's helmet

When the helmet does not have chin protection

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Question 5 of 20

Red routes in major cities have been introduced to

raise the speed limits

help the traffic flow

provide better parking

allow lorries to load more freely

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Question 6 of 20

Why should you wear specialist motorcycle clothing when riding?

Because the law requires you to do so

Because it looks better than ordinary clothing

Because it gives best protection from the weather

Because it will reduce your insurance

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Question 7 of 20

Which of these items must be kept clean?

Number plate




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Question 8 of 20

What should you clean visors and goggles with?


White spirit


Soapy water

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Question 9 of 20

You see oil on your front forks. Should you be concerned about this?

No, unless the amount of oil increases

No, lubrication here is perfectly normal

Yes, it is illegal to ride with an oil leak

Yes, oil could drip onto your tyre

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Question 10 of 20

Your motorcycle isn't fitted with daytime running lights. When must you use dipped headlights during the day?

On country roads

In poor visibility

Along narrow streets

When parking

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Question 11 of 20

What can you wear to make it easier for other road users to see you?

Black leathers

Tinted visor

White helmet

Grey helmet

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Question 12 of 20

You are parking your motorcycle and sidecar on a hill. What is the best way to stop it rolling away?

Leave it in neutral

Put the rear wheel on the pavement

Leave it in a low gear

Park very close to another vehicle

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Question 13 of 20

Oil is leaking from your forks. Why shouldn't you ride a motorcycle in this condition?

Your suspension will be ineffective

Your steering is likely to seize up

The forks will quickly begin to rust

The motorcycle will become too noisy

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Question 14 of 20

The pictured vehicle is 'environmentally friendly' because it is powered by




unleaded fuel

reduces town traffic

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Question 15 of 20

You need to put air into your tyres. How would you find out the correct pressure to use?

It will be shown on the tyre wall

It will be stamped on the wheel

By checking the vehicle owner's manual

By checking the registration document

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Question 16 of 20

Which of the following would make you more visible in daylight?

Wearing a black helmet

Wearing a white helmet

Switching off your headlights

Wearing a dark jacket

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Question 17 of 20

Road humps, chicanes, and narrowings are

always at major road works

used to increase traffic speed

at toll-bridge approaches only

traffic calming measures

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Question 18 of 20

You are following other vehicles in fog. You have your lights on. What else can you do to reduce the chances of being in a collision?

Keep close to the vehicle in front

Use your main beam instead of dipped headlights

Keep up with the faster vehicles

Reduce your speed and increase the gap in front

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Question 19 of 20

When will your overall stopping distance be longer?

When you're riding at night

When you're riding in fog

When you're riding with a passenger

When you're riding up a hill

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Question 20 of 20

You are following a vehicle at a safe distance on a wet road. Another driver overtakes you and pulls into the gap you have left. What should you do?

Flash your headlights as a warning

Try to overtake safely as soon as you can

Drop back to regain a safe distance

Stay close to the other vehicle until it moves on