This page has specialist questions for motorcycle drivers.
You can use these questions to test yourself, or have a friend or family member test you.
If you don’t know the answer, click on the link underneath the question to find out.
1 It is raining and you are about to stop at a red light, but see that there is a large area that looks as though there has been an oil spillage. What should you do to be able to stop safely?
2 How should the quickest stops be made?
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5 Riding a motorcycle is more tiring than driving a car. True or False?
6 Which is the best kind of safety helmet to buy?
7 What should you do if your helmet is damaged?
9 Which item is a motorcyclist required to wear by law?
10 What is the correct fit for your helmet?
11 To be comfortable when you ride, where should you sit?
12 Why is face protection important?
13 What is the best kind of footwear to wear when riding a motorcycle?
14 If another vehicle can enter your path, what should you assume?
15 Hypothermia is a term that is used to describe a condition motorcyclists can suffer from. What could cause hypothermia?
16 When seated on your motorcycle, where should your feet be?
17 What is the main reason for wearing protective clothing?
18 What will holding your knees against the petrol tank help you do?
19 Which brake is the most powerful on a motorcycle?
20 How much braking comes from the front wheel?
21 Why is a motorcycle often not seen by other road users?
22 What would you do to help yourself be seen when riding during the daytime?
23 Where is the best place on the road to position your motorcycle whilst driving?
24 What is the danger in not turning off your indicator?
25 Why is it dangerous to travel in other drivers’ blind spots?
26 What effect does an oncoming heavy vehicle have?
27 If you ride behind a large truck, what should you do?
28 When you are passing parked vehicles, the main danger is vehicles making U-turns or pulling out without signalling. True or False?
29 If the driver of a vehicle immediately ahead of you cannot see you either in the rear view mirrors or by turning their head, where would you be?
30 What should you do if an oncoming vehicle seems ready to cross your path?
31 When passing parked vehicles, in what position in the lane should you be?
32 When riding in groups, it is best to place beginner riders where?
33 What is the major cause of motorcycle crashes at intersections?
34 When in a line of stopped or moving traffic, what should you do?
35 If you see a vehicle ahead of you that is about to pull out of a parking space or do a U-turn, what should you do?
36 If another driver follows you too closely, what should you do?
37 What can happen if you make a sudden direction or speed change on a slippery surface?
38 What should you do when riding on slippery surfaces?
39 What is the main danger in riding on bitumen after a rain shower?
40 Which brake or brakes should be used on a slippery surface?
41 To avoid skidding on slippery road surfaces, what can you do?
42 If you encounter rough, uneven surfaces, what should you do to keep control of your machine?
43 On a high-crowned road, what should you reduce speed the most for?
44 How can you get a better view of the road ahead at night?
45 What is the most important thing to do when riding at night?
46 If you must slow in a curve, how should you do this?
47 Before going through a curve, what is it best to do?
48 In an emergency braking situation, what position should your motorcycle be in?
49 What should you do if the front wheel locks up when braking?
50 In an emergency, which brake is it best to apply first?
51 What is one of the usual causes of skidding?
52 You are riding on a suburban street and a large piece of timber is immediately in front of you and there is no alternative but to ride over it. To keep control, what should you do?
53 If a dog rushes out in front of you, what should you do?
54 If you get a blowout or puncture on your motorcycle, what should you do?
55 When riding in groups, what is the formation in which you ride called?
56 When may you carry a pillion passenger?
57 Which equipment must a motorcycle have to enable you to carry a passenger?
58 When carrying a passenger, what is the most important thing to remember?
59 What items are required by law for a passenger when travelling on a motorcycle?
60 To drive your motorcycle safely and legally on the road what must it have?
61 If your motorcycle is more than three years old and was first registered in New Zealand or overseas on/after 1 January 2000, how often does it require a warrant of fitness inspection?
62 If your motorcycle was first registered in New Zealand or overseas prior to 1 January 2000, how often does it require a warrant of fitness inspection?
63 What is the maximum speed when towing a motorcycle?
64 When towing, if the trailer including its load is up to half the weight of your motorcycle, what is the maximum speed you can ride?
65 When towing, if the trailer including its load is more than half the weight of your motorcycle, what is the maximum speed you can ride?
66 What does this sign mean?
67 Motorcycles do not have blind spots. True or False?
68 In any kind of skid what should you do?
69 What is an engine seizure caused by?
70 What do the signs that engine seizure is imminent include?
71 What does countersteering best enable you to do?
72 When do cross winds occur?
73 How will you notice if your chain breaks?
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