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Motorcycle Theory Test

Who needs to take the Theory Test?

You need to complete your motorcycle theory if you would like to take your motorcycle test to gain an A1, A2 or full A licence.

Even if you hold a valid UK car driving licence, you will still need to pass a motorcycle theory test.

Once you have taken it once, you will not need to sit and pass again. So if you do go for your A1 or A2 licence, when, and if you want to upgrade in the future you will not need to complete this again.

What is in the motorcycle theory test?

Motorcycle Theory Pass Marks

The motorcycle theory test is made up of two parts:

  • multiple choice questions

  • hazard perception

Multiple choice

You will have 57 minutes to answer 50 multiple choice questions. A question and several possible answers on screen and you will have to select the right answer(s).

You can flag questions you would like to come back to. You do not have to use the entire 57 minutes, and before moving onto the hazard perception, you can have up to a 3 minute break.

Hazard Perception

Before the hazard perception part of the test starts, you will be shown a video on how it works.

You will watch 14 video clips showing everyday road scenes. The clips contain at least one developing hazard, and at least one clip will have two developing hazards.

You will get points from identifying the developing hazards as soon as they start to happen.


A car is parked at the side of the road and is not doing anything. It would not cause you to take action, so it is not a developing hazard.

However, when you get closer the cars indicator starts to flash and the car starts to move away. You would need to slow down, so this is now a developing hazard.

You will only get one go at each clip, and you cannot change or review your responses.

Revision & Practice

The questions in the theory are based on three books:

They are also available at most high street and online book shops.

There are lots of tools and resources available online to practice the multiple choice and hazard perception parts of the test.

These will be based on the same topics that are included within the test, but will not be real life test questions.

Full information can be found on the Government Website.

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Unknown member
Jan 16, 2022

Thank you for the Explanation.

Once I poss my theory test.

I look for to register for Full Bike licence.

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