Diamond Advanced Motorcycle Test
Who is it for?
An advanced test and some additional post-test training with a Diamond trainer can help anyone with an interest in riding. Any member of the general public is welcome to take extra training. A Diamond test may be beneficial for the commute to and from work, safety reasons or gaining confidence before returning after an illness, accident or a long gap in riding.
You may wish to improve your riding after passing your bike test, or have a keen interest in riding and are looking to improve your own skills in a training environment. If you decide to take the advanced test this will cover motorway and dual carriageway riding, which will help you gain confidence on these types of roads whilst refreshing your skills and knowledge.
Companies who use riders to help promote and assist in the day to day running of their business i.e. food delivery and courier companies, can reduce their long term fuel costs, insurance and accident loses/no claims. Riders are better trained and able to cope with busy and complex road networks and requirements associated with multi drop deliveries. Working with a trainer to achieve an advanced test can help reduce weaknesses often highlighted through training, which in turn can be fed back to companies via our professional Diamond trainers.
What can I expect on the day?
When you book your Diamond test, you will receive email confirmation of your booking. Your details will then be passed on to an examiner local to you, who will contact you within 2 working days to arrange a mutually convenient meeting place. The Diamond advance test lasts for 60 minutes and covers a variety of roads and where possible motorway and rural areas. You will be expected to carry out an emergency stop, figure of 8 and a slow riding exercise if asked to do so. A pass will be awarded if you achieve no serious or dangerous faults and you do not exceed 6 rider faults.
What are the benefits?
Obvious benefits are safer and better riding skills. Diamond trainers focus on defensive and eco riding techniques, which in the long term means less accidents and loss of no claims benefits etc. Companies can expect to save money through a reduction in accidents and incidents as riders are safer and better equipped to cope with stressful situations and other road users. This in turn creates a more positive working environment and less time lost in work for sickness and stress.
Having a Diamond advanced test certificate may give you substantial discounts on your insurance. Be sure to mention your advanced test pass to your insurance company to see if they can quote you an appropriate discount. Your Diamond certification is valid for 3 years.