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14. Slow control

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Module 1 Test- Slow Control Ride

This is the second of the slow control manoeuvres.

This Module One exercise should be carried out at walking pace to assess your balance, along with your control of the rear brake, throttle and clutch. 

This exercise simulates the skill required to ride safely in slow moving traffic and in other slow-control situations.

It’s important to look ahead to keep balance and have good vision, keep the revs above tick over and slip the clutch as required. 

Use a Light Grip

You should cover and use the rear brake as required, to keep the speed at a walking pace.

A light grip of the handlebars will keep you relaxed and able to steer the bike correctly if required.

During the Module One slow control ride, the examiner will watch from a safe distance, you should keep your focus ahead and ignore them.

Do not use the front brake as this may have a diving effect on the front end of the machine. 

Stop the bike at the beginning of the U-Turn exercise or where the examiner has instructed you to stop.

How to Carry Out the Slow Control Ride

  • Select 1st gear
  • Carry out rear observations
  • Ride forward with good posture for vision and balance
  • Ride at a walking pace
  • Use throttle, clutch and rear brake
  • Do not use the front brake
  • Approach blue cones straight
  • Stop and select neutral
  • Await further instructions
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● Advanced Course
● Slow Control Course
● Theory Test Academy

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