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Motorbike 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 motorcycle riding 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.

How do I go about it?

You ring and book in with us for your test, this takes approx 20 minutes. We supply the bike and the helmet for your test. This is done at a time to suit you and the assessor at Drivetech Ltd. At present this is only done at our main base in Invercargill, because it must be done on an approved course.

Once you have done that, you then go to the AA and do your next stage which is your Learner Licence, a Road Code test.

As you graduate from one stage to the next, you’re given a new licence with different requirements and more responsibilities. Normal road rules apply at all times and you must always carry your licence with you when you’re riding.

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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