Motorbike riding requires skills that you can only gain by spending time on a motorcycle. For this reason, you cannot legally ride a motorcycle on the road using a car driver’s licence. You need a Class 6 (motorcycle) licence to ride a motorcycle on the road.
Before you can apply for a learner licence you must pass a Basic Handling Skills Test, conducted by an approved instructor or approved testing officer.
Before your test you can practice basic motorcycle handling skills on your own private property or at a motorcycle training school.
What does the test cover?
Basic Handling is a sequence of manoeuvres carried out under instruction, riding a motorcycle at slow speeds 20 km/h and less.
Two motorcycle options are available:
- Drivetech can provide a LAMS approved motorcycle to complete your Basic Handling.
- You can provide your own motercycle provided it is LAMS approved, Road Legal and up to WOF standard.
Like Class 1 (Car), there are three Stages to get your licence:
Stage 1: Learner Licence
Stage 2: Restricted Licence
Stage 3: Full Licence
What Will I Need?
- Must be at least 16 years of age.
- Supply us with your Licence, Passport or Birth Certificate.