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Feb 6, 2015

Before you can get your hands on the coveted pink card for your motorcycle, you must pass 2 practical exams in addition to the theory exam. These are the following exams: the practical exam AVB (Vehicle Control) and AVD  (Traffic Participation ). If you pass the 2 practical exams then you get to ride your own motorcycle on the dike. Below are the AVB exercises. This is from the CBR leaflet released in 2005 and available for download at www.cbr.nl
The Vehicle Control motorcycle exam consists of 12 exercises divided into four clusters. On your exam, you do seven. Four exercises are mandatory, the rest your examiner chooses. The point of all exercises is to put the examiner on convincingly demonstrates mastery of the engine. At low and high speed and that you can brake properly. When did you pass? In total, you will demonstrate seven exercises on the Vehicle Control exam. All exercises count equally. From each cluster 1 exercise is mandatory and from the clusters 2 to 4 you do one exercise extra. So 4 mandatory and 3 exercises chosen by the examiner. You may retake each exercise one time in case of a failing grade. To pass, you must successfully complete a total of 5 of the 7 different exercises. In doing so, you perform at least one exercise correctly in the clusters 2 through 4.

Passed the Vehicle Control exam? Then the result is valid for one year. During that period, you can sit for the Traffic Participation exam – unlimited.

Did you take your vehicle control exam on a light or heavy motorcycle? Then you do the same for the Traffic Participation exam.

  Cluster 1: Reverse ParkingThefirst cluster consists of the reverse parking exercise. In this mandatory exercise, you walk on the right side of the roadway with the motorcycle in hand. Then park the bike in reverse in an imaginary parking space and put the bike on the stand. Then remove the bike from the stand again and walk to the right out of the parking space.
   Cluster 2: Slow slalom

The mandatory exercise in the second cluster is the slow slalom. There is no guideline for speed. Given the close spacing, a walking pace is obvious. The use of a slipping clutch is mandatory in this exercise. Of further importance is the combination of proper operation, driving slowly and maintaining balance. You do all this, of course, without touching the pylons!

  Driving out of parking space In this selection exercise, you drive out of a parking space from a standstill. You make a right-angle turn and drive straight for several meters. The lane width is 3 meters. The important thing about this exercise is that you know how to make a sharp turn in a controlled way, right after pulling away.
  Imaginary 8Withthis optional exercise, show that you can drive a complete (imaginary) 8 in a rectangular frame. You drive with the engine pulling, maintaining a steady speed. You may use your foot brake and possibly a slipping clutch.
  Pedestrian straight aheadHerethe idea is to keep driving next to the running examiner for a distance of 20 meters. Attention is paid to speed, balance and proper operation of the bike. You are using a slipping clutch. You may also use your foot brake in this elective exercise, but keep your feet on the footrests while riding.
  Half turn (left turn or right turn)If the examiner chooses this exercise, you will drive on an imaginary lane with your engine lightly pulling. After the second pylon, make a half turn to the left or right in a fluid motion. You then drive back to the starting point.
  Cluster 3: Evasion ExerciseCluster 3 consists of 3 exercises, of which the evasion exercise is mandatory. In the swerve exercise you come through the gate at 50 km p/h . 15 m after the gate you must swerve to the left in front of an imaginary wall of pylons. Then return to your own lane.
  Fast slalomInthe fast slalom, 6 pylons are set up. You take this slalom at a speed of at least 30 km p/h with the engine pulling. The important thing is that it is fluid and even.
  Deceleration exerciseInthis optional exercise, you pull up from a standstill to quickly reach a speed of 50 mph. You then drive in at least the 3rd gear. After the second gate slow down to 30 km/h  and shift down at least one gear. Then you drive a slalom at this speed around 3 pylons that are 8 meters apart.
  Cluster 4: Emergency StopInthe fourth cluster, the emergency stop is the mandatory exercise. You drive at least 50 km p/h. After the gate, brake to the max to come to a stop as quickly as possible. Of course, you don’t lose control of the engine.
  Precision stopTheprecision stop involves stopping at a certain point. You first drive 50 km p/h and brake conservatively as you pass the first gate of two pylons. Then you must stop the engine 17 meters away.
  Stop TestIn addition tothe precision stop, the examiner may also choose the stop test as a second elective exercise. The goal of this exercise is for you to brake technically well. You shift down to first gear shortly before you come to a stop. You have a short braking distance.
For more information about CBR:CBR HeadquartersP.C. Boutenslaan 1Postbus 53012280 HH Rijswijk (ZH)Phone (070) 372 05 00Internetwww.cbr.nlDezebrochure is a publication of the Central Office
Driving Licenses(CBR). Published November 2005.

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