Tips on Preparing for the DMV Motorcycle Written Test

Excited to test your motorcycle? Not so fast. Before you can start cruising the streets with your new motorcycle, you need a motorcycle license. For you to get a hold of it, you need to meet several requirements first. One major requirement is passing the DMV motorcycle written test.

However, a written test is not as easy as you think. It can be challenging, especially if you are not prepared. Don’t treat it as child’s play. Since you need to pass this test before you can get a hold of your license, you need to take it seriously. Suffice it to say, you need to study hard and prepare well to ace the test. This is where practice tests come in.

Practice is key. You need to take the practice tests not only once, but several times. On top of your study materials and DMV manual, you need to work hard on your practice exams. These tests feature similar questions as those included in the real test. They give you an insight on what the actual test looks like. Taking the theoretical tests will sharpen your knowledge and boost your confidence.

To help you better prepare for the DMV motorcycle written test, here are some tips to take note of:

1. Get a copy of your state’s DMV’ manual. You can obtain this manual or handbook at the local DMV office. However, in most states, you can simply download the driver’s manual on their website. Just head to their website, download the manual, and start reading. When studying the manual, you don’t have to read everything. Just familiarize the material and read as much as you can.

2. Once you have read the material, it’s time to test your knowledge. The best way to gauge your strengths and weaknesses is by taking a practice test. There are many educational websites that offer practice written tests. You don’t have to do well in the practice test. Just familiarize the questions so you will get a fair idea of the actual written test. Most likely, some of the questions you will encounter in the practice tests will come out in the real test.

3. Take the theoretical test regularly. Go back and forth: take the test and go back to your reading materials, and take the test again, and so on. Doing this will surely make you master the coverage of the test. This increases your chances of passing the DMV motorcycle written test in one go.

If you fail, don’t feel down. Majority of first-time takers fail the exam. However, if you just take the tips we have listed here to heart and work hard in preparing for the actual test, you will pass it on the first try.

The questions in the DMV motorcycle written exam can be tricky. However, if you just studied the DMV manual well and mastered the practice tests, you will not be tricked into giving the wrong answer. Just relax and stay positive. You will do great.

If you are planning to buy a motorcycle, see this guide for tips on a vehicle history check

For selling your transportation

Selling a car or motorbike online

As a motorists, you've a range of options for selling your motorcycle, van or car. These include Autotrader and Gumtree for private sales, Ebay and Motors.co.uk are other options.

Or how about Philip Scofield and We Buy Any Car. This trade option should only be used if you are in need of emergency cash and need an instant sale. Most times, you'll sell for about 50% to 60% of true car value.

 

Sell my car or bike comparison options

There are one or two worthwhile car selling comparison websites like Wizzle and Motorway.co.uk. The YouTube video below does a great job of explaining how these services work and the price you'll likely get for your vehicle.

Expect to get a better price that a car buying service such as We Buy Any Car, but a little less than a private sale. Simply put, your car is offered to a group of dealers and the highest bid wins. These services also provide a home collection service. Nice!

Use the following link and watch a YouTube on selling a car DVLA notification, or click and watch below:

 

Autotrader Checks

Autotrader Checks

Autotrader vehicle check comparison, round up

Buying wisely without taking risk

Leading car check providers

 

UK motorists are all too aware of the pitfalls of buying a used car, bike, van or another light commercial. There are so many things to go wrong when buying second hand and the necessity of buying a service like an Autotrader car check has never been more important.

The more important things to check are those that directly impact on your investment. Such items include:

  • Outstanding finance
  • Car clocking
  • Mileage problems
  • Car accidents with insurance payouts that result with insurance category losses

 

Watch this hpi video on YouTube for more information on free and paid car checks.

Buying a used vehicle with any of the above issues will directly impact the value and road safety of the vehicle you plan to buy.
One example is buying a car with incorrect mileage. Such vehicles present a possible mechanic problem as you don’t really know how far the vehicle has travelled and its service history will be out of kilter.

Another is outstanding finance including hire purchase, lease purchase, PCP and other financial products. Should you buy a car with outstanding finance you are going to lose you’re the money paid for the vehicle and the vehicle itself. This is because the vehicle belongs to the finance company and not the person selling it. In fact, as Autotrader tell us, to sell such a vehicle is illegal.

 

checking car history with Autotrader car checks powered by Experian

 

What else does a good car check cover?

There are a number of car checking providers that you would already have heard of:

  • RAC Passport £14.99
  • Hpi check £19.99
  • Autotrader vehicle check £14.99
  • Total Car Check £9.99
  • Cazana £14.99
  • AA car check (affiliated with hpi) £14.99
  • My Car Check £9.99
  • CarVeto £12.50

 

But the latest checking service in this list is CarVeto. Their checks are similar to the above providers but the outcome is a little different. CarVeto offers a free car check to start with. This includes vehicle information, export status, road tax and MOT status and askMID car insurance check status.

They also provide a definitive answer as to whether a vehicle is good to buy, or not, but, you only get this via their Platinum Veto check service. It’s just one product on offer at a cost of £12.50. This is not the cheapest on the market or the most expensive. However, the data provided is almost identical to hpi checks except for the National Mileage Register (NMR). CarVeto digs the mileage data directly from the DVLA MOT history.

 

Note here that the Platinum Veto tells you of three options

  1. Pass – vehicle eligible to buy
  2. Warning – vehicle requires a bit more investigation
  3. Fail – do not buy the vehicle with further investigation

It’s great to see such a direct answer for online car checks.

For me, CarVeto is the preferred option for a vehicle check. Their prices are competitive with hpi and Autotrader car check, a cover of the best quality and their customer service is exceptional.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, CarVeto Platinum includes a clinically used car buying guide that is exceptional.

 

The team, Faster and Faster

Commuter Special: The 2008 Aprilia Mana 850

"The Energya three-wheeled concept, a high-performance 'motomobile'

Pics: AutoblogGreen

The Canada-based Higgins-Aub顉nc. has released these images of its new three-wheeled concept, the Energya. According to Higgins-Aubé¬ the Energya is a lightweight, high-performance motomobile thatll have the capacity to seat two passengers and offer supercar levels of performance at a fraction of the price. See our vehicle check guide for details on buying one.

The Energya is, essentially, the work of two men Martin Aub顡nd Danny Higgins. The former is an industrial designer who also holds degrees in aeronautics and art history, while the latter is a professional mechanical engineer with a masters degree in aerospace engineering. Both are motorcyclists as well car enthusiasts, and share a passion for off-beat, path breaking vehicles.

Powered by a motorcycle engine that drives the single rear wheel, the Energya has been designed to behave like an open-wheeled racecar. The vehicle features a distinctive, cutting-edge aggressive design that reflects its level of performance, say Higgins-Aub鮊

A turbocharged ZZR1400 engine should be just the thing for this trike...

Apart from the motorcycle engine (may we suggest a turbocharged Kawasaki ZZR1400 unit?), the Energya concept has a six-speed sequential manual transmission, aluminum chassis, and inboard front suspension that uses superposed unequal A-arms. Particular attention has been paid to reducing the weight of each component, in order to produce a vehicle that conveys a dynamically thrilling experience, claim its creators.

Higgins-Aub顷ish to use a 200bhp four-cylinder motorcycle engine for the Energya, which will propel the 350-kilo vehicle from zero to 100km/h in under four seconds. Given appropriate financial backing, production units of the Energya motomobile could hit the market within 18 months, says a company press release.

In the near future, Higgins-Aub顡lso hope to create a high-performance battery-powered electric variant of the Energya.

M굩sse Motorcycles

Rickman Honda CR 750

A very original, low mileage Rickman Competition Replica fitted with the Honda 750 SOHC, 4 cyl engine.

Built in 1980 by Rickman Engineering and with a believed genuine 3,266 miles from new.

She has just had a full bodywork restoration, a new screen and a full professional respray in Rickman Red with laser cut graphics.

The specification includes the correct Betor front forks & alloy wheels, triple Lockheed AP disc brakes and the Rickman 4 1 exhaust system.

Still with the original Honda airbox, carbs, wiring loom and clocks.

Recently serviced with a new battery, fresh oil & filter and will come with a new 12 month MoT.

A rare genuine and highly desirable Rickman CR.

More photos available on request.

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