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Motorcycle Basic Handling Skills Test


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:

  1. Drivetech can provide a LAMS approved motorcycle to complete your Basic Handling.
  2. 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.

Interested in other options?

If you have any problems with reading or writing or with numbers, then please inform us. We need to know so we can support you. There are a variety of options we can offer you. 

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more information about the Motorbike Basic Handling skills course, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the options available to you.

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