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Diamond Elite Motorcycle Test 


Who is it for?

An elite test and some additional post-test training with Diamond can help anyone with a keen interest in riding and for those who want to improve and enhance their current skills. If you are a professional rider trainer you may wish to take the Diamond elite test with a view to becoming a Diamond examiner.

Having a Diamond elite test will enhance your own rider skills, which in turn will give you more confidence when either riding for pleasure, work, returning to riding after a break or in a training environment. With riding becoming ever more popular having a high level of skills will help you to cope with all types of road situations including motorways, rural and built up areas.

Companies looking to train their riders to the highest level can book an elite test and training to enhance their rider’s skills. With improved knowledge in anticipating and observing hazards, elite riders are less likely to be involved in a road traffic accidents, saving a company money and time.

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 elite test lasts for 90 minutes covering a variety of roads and where possible motorways and rural areas. You will be expected to carry out an emergency stop, figure of eight, a commentary ride for approximately 15-20 minutes 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 2 rider faults in the same category.

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 can reduce road traffic accidents and loss of no claims benefits etc.

Companies can also expect to save money through a reduction in accidents and incidents as riders are safer and better equipped to cope with stressful situations. This in turn creates a more positive working environment and less time lost in work for sickness and stress.

Having a Diamond elite test certificate may give you substantial discounts on your insurance. Be sure to mention your elite test pass to your insurance company to see if they can quote you an appropriate discount. Your Diamond certification is valid for 3 years.

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