Reference Quantity: ST0376

Particulars of normal

Overview of the position

A motorbike technician companies and repairs bikes, motorised scooters, all-terrain automobiles (ATV’s), tricycles and automobiles the place the rider sits astride the body, inside both the franchised or unbiased motorbike sector.

A motorbike technician works on the entire techniques of the motorbike. The character of the work ranges from changing parts by means of to rectifying advanced faults with assistance from particular diagnostic strategies and tools. Bikes require particular person arrange and adjustment in relation to rider necessities which vary from leisure, commuting, business and competitors use.

As we speak’s motorbike technician has to display experience within the technical facet of their position. They want sturdy drawback fixing abilities and a great grasp of the theoretical, sensible and security elements of motorbike techniques.

They have to be capable to work independently and likewise function as an efficient workforce member, perceive how their workshop and a motorbike enterprise capabilities from a business perspective, develop good buyer dealing with abilities and establish methods wherein they will work effectively.

Degree: Degree 3

Length: Usually, three years

Entry necessities

Particular person employers will set their very own choice standards for the candidates. Nonetheless, it is suggested that to optimise the prospect of choice a candidate can display an curiosity within the motorbike setting. It is usually beneficial that the employer assesses the candidate’s means to display mechanical abilities and talk each orally and in writing.


Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree previous to completion of their apprenticeship.


Technicians will need to have information and understanding of the categories, utility and distinctive traits of bikes, scooters, tricycles, ATV’s quad all-terrain automobiles (EU Kind Approval L class) the place the rider sits astride the body and of motorbike applied sciences:

  • Body building and information of welding and brazing strategies
  • Deal with bar direct management, steering setup and geometry techniques
  • Differing entrance and rear suspension techniques, together with arrange and adjustment
  • Entrance and rear, and mixed braking techniques: disc, drum, cable and hydraulic
  • Wheels and tyre specs, traits and makes use of to incorporate competitors, off highway, highway use and touring
  • Engine / energy supply, together with two stroke, 4 stroke, single and a number of cylinder building, plus electrical propulsion
  • Cooling and lubrication techniques together with air and liquid cooled, moist and dry sump engines.
  • Gasoline and ignition techniques together with carburettor and injection plus ECU
  • Consumption and exhaust techniques together with emission
  • Transmission to incorporate chain, belt and shaft drive, CVT driveline techniques
  • Electrical techniques together with engine administration, lighting, monitoring and instrumentation, safety and accent becoming (together with digital fault analysis)
  • Find out how to service, examine and preserve bikes to make sure protected operation assembly all authorized, licensing and buyer expectations and necessities
  • Perceive the advantages of on highway testing, to diagnose faults and to confirm right rectifications.
  • Diagnostic ideas, hassle taking pictures, logical drawback fixing and restore methods
  • Well being and security information and environmental consciousness to hold out work safely
  • Rising applied sciences and laws together with electrical motorbike developments and the influence they are going to have on the information and abilities motorbike technicians would require sooner or later


  • Carry out the elemental engineering duties which most procedures embrace, comparable to: slicing, drilling, submitting, eradicating and changing bolts, screws and clips, changing seals, extracting broken fasteners and utilizing fabrication abilities
  • Help in upholding excessive requirements of security and effectivity within the workshop, adhere to the requisite enterprise processes (e.g. environmental consciousness, well being and security practices, document maintaining, and buyer contact) and customary workshop
  • Safely safe bikes to ramps and use specialised supporting stands so as to take away highway wheels and main parts, together with: brake techniques, suspension and drive (chain, belt or drive shaft)
  • Efficiently examine and put together a motorbike to the required high quality customary for handover to the client e.g. following a service, advanced restore, pre-delivery inspection by checking work in opposition to
  • Service and preserve bikes according to producer specs logged in manuals and on-line
  • Take away, restore and change parts according to producers’ outlined instruction
  • Use diagnostic strategies, mechanical and electrical measuring instruments and tools to examine compliance and rectify faults
  • Examine signs of motorbike fault(s) and establish the underlying causes previous to restore.
  • Entry particular data e.g. motorbike restore data, wiring diagrams, upkeep tables, technical manufacturing data, security recollects and
  • Apply superior diagnostic ideas, logical problem-solving methods and sophisticated


  • Work cohesively with workforce colleagues and firm ethics to make sure high quality workmanship.
  • Guarantee all work processes are carried out safely and report any considerations or
  • Talk successfully and deal with prospects with respect when discussing subjects that can help the method of diagnosing and rectifying faults and particular part arrange necessities
  • Behave in accordance with the values of the corporate they work for, function as an efficient workforce member and be capable to handle personal time successfully
  • Take accountability being sincere and accountable for personal actions and work


On completion of this customary people will be capable to work in the direction of larger ranges of technical coaching, together with grasp technician or skilled accreditation, together with supervisory and managerial positions. As well as, producers might provide their very own particular product associated superior coaching that will probably be made out there to people working within the franchised business or as continued skilled improvement (CPD). On profitable completion of this apprentice customary the person will probably be eligible to use to hitch the Institute of the Motor Trade (IMI) Skilled Register, a register of certified time serving people in all elements of the motor business, enabling the general public and employers to confirm the individual has certified as an apprentice.

Commonplace evaluation: This customary is due for evaluation in three years.

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