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Prepare your motorcycle for your driving test

Ensuring you and your motorcycle are ready. 

Every time you take to the road on your motorcycle you must always think safety first. The focus of your Initial Basic Training (IBT) was all about your safety and that of other road users.  

The day of your driving test will be no different. 

Motorcycle categories for the driving test

Check your motorcycle’s make and model to see if it meets the requirements for the driving test in the category you wish to apply for. 

On the day of your driving test, it’s critical that your documentation is in order and your motorcycle meets all of the safety requirements. Otherwise, your test won’t go ahead, you will forfeit your fee and you will have to book another test appointment. 

You must: 

  • supply a vehicle for the driving test 
  • be insured to ride it 
  • display a valid, original motor tax disc 
  • produce your vehicle registration certificate  
  • wear all the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), i.e. helmet, gloves, boots and weather-gear 
  • have L-plates no less than 15 cm high in red on a white background and in good condition, on the front and back of a yellow fluorescent tabard worn over your outer clothing 

 


Prepare your personal protective equipment

Your personal safety must come first at all times, including during your driving test. That means having the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), weather-gear and communication device (earpiece) ready to go.  

Remember, you will not be allowed to take your driving test unless you meet the  RSA’s requirements for your safety gear, PPE and earpiece. 

On the day of your motorcycle driving test you must present with: 

  • all your necessary and approved PPE, i.e. helmet, gloves, boots and weather-gear
  • L-plates no less than 15 cm high in red on a white background and in good condition, on the front and back of a yellow fluorescent tabard worn over your outer clothing 

Earpieces

You must bring your own compatible radio earpieces with you to your motorcycle driving test. 

Radio Earpieces for Motorcycle Testing

 


Prepare your motorcycle 

 

You must supply a motorcycle for the driving test and be insured to ride it. Your motorcycle must:

  • display a valid, original motor tax disc 
  • be roadworthy, e.g., brake and indicator lights must be working properly, and tyres must be properly inflated to the correct tyre pressure as advised by your vehicle or tyre manufacturer.
  • tyre thread depth must be above the legal minimum 1mm thread depth requirement 

Helpful videos

Watch these helpful RSA videos when preparing for your driving test:


Useful information

Get useful information about the driving test by reading our Preparing for your driving test and Checklist for your practical driving test booklets.

Preparing for your driving test (English) pdf | 249 KB Preparing for your driving test (Irish) pdf | 1940 KB Checklist for your driving test (English) pdf | 272 KB Checklist for your driving test (Irish) pdf | 2043 KB