Class 2 lessons are pretty much the same as Class 2A lessons so please check click on the link: http://shahr33n.weebly.com/blog/class-2a.
The only difference for Class 2 (taught during Lesson 2) is that learners have to play with the poor dummy bike. Guys typically won't have much of a problem lift the bike with brute strength. Ladies on the hands will need to apply certain techniques which the instructors will share. After putting down and lifting the bike up, learners have to move the dummy bike in a figure 8, around two cones. For CDC learners, just aim for a specific parts of the course and you will always end back at the starting area every time.
Everything else for Class 2 is the same - just longer timings needed to be completed for the plank, figure-8, crank course, slalom and bumpy course. I think the toughest part for me is the slalom as the chances of hitting the cones are higher with a bigger bike but with the correct technique, this is a none issue. Just engage 2nd gear quickly and apply little to no throttle. For some reasons with bigger CC bikes (including my KTM 390), the bike will move automatically in second gear without stalling even if there's no throttling.
For those taking Class 2, it's important to learn how to ride the bike super slow (<10km/hr) as there will be many encounters with slow moving L-plate cars in the circuit. Try not to be impatient and definitely don't tailgate (one of the testees failed because of that).
TEST DAY [A lot of Waiting]
Just like Class 2A, I arrived at the centre at 7am. By 7.15am, we started doing a warm up lap around the test circuit. Each person can do a max 2 rounds of warm-up so don't be late. Try not to be fixated with getting the best bike especially if you are young because your turn to take the test is based on your age and the older ones like me will get to go first! [IMPORTANT TIP] In fact, during lessons, try a different bike each time and take note of its characteristics. There are only 5-6 Class 2 bikes at CDC so it's easier to keep track of all the bikes. I happened to get a bike (224) with a stiff gear peddle and shallow clutch biting point (easier to stall) during the warm-up rounds but I still took the same bike for the test (to avoid any surprises).
The warm-up session ended at 745am and we have to wait till 830am for the actual briefing by the CDC instructor, who took his own sweet time to explain the test. The testers finally came at around 930am and the first group (1 to 6) of Class 2 riders were called out to start with the dummy bike. We all wore rain gear as it was drizzling and I'm fortunate that the figure-8 was relatively dry before it really started to rain. I almost hit a cone during the slalom section and wasn't sure if I actually hit it but didn't sense anything after doing it.
The test ended for me in just 15 minutes. The whole test session was completed by 1030am. We then went to the waiting room at level 3 and the results were announced at 11am. Three Class 2 (2,3, and 6) riders failed (I was 5 so was feeling really anxious). When No 2 was called out, the uncle confronted the tester as he wasn't happy with some of demerit points being given. He was eventually led out of the room to see the Chief Tester. We waited for another 20 minutes thinking the Tester will come back to announce the rest. So drama... At 1125am the CDC instructors then took the initiative by checking the clipboard left behind by the tester and saw there were no other failures. So anti-climax... I was feeling damn annoyed of that uncle for taking away our moment of celebration.
Anyway, I passed with 10 points! 4 for Bumpy course (too fast), 4 for not checking blindspot, and 2 for braking while negotiating a bend. Watched the same TP video and then were told to come back at 12.30pm to collect our licence with the new stickers applied (no need to go to the TP counter to get it done, YaY!).
So here I am, at the end of a 3-year journey that started in May 2015! For Class 2, I spent $400 ($80 more because I didn't attend two sessions), passing every lesson once. Will be looking to sell my KTM Duke 390 at Carousell before getting a Class 2 bike.
Thank you for reading my blog on getting a bike licence in Singapore. I hope your journey will be as smooth as mine! Ride safe!