New rider training and assessment

$280 - Suitable if you have not ridden a motorcycle with manual gears before. Training followed by the assessment.

New rider training and assessment

PLEASE NOTE: AA Motorcycle training, Basic Handling Skills Assessment and CBTA are currently only available in selected areas of the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Waihi, Wellington, Otago (Dunedin and Cromwell), New Plymouth, Christchurch and Auckland (West/East/South). Basic Handling Skills Assessment and Training options are also available in Otago (Balclutha) with CBTA still to come to that area.


2 hours training, 30 minute assessment

If you have not ridden a motorcycle with manual gears before, this is the training option for you. With a full two hours of comprehensive training before taking the basic handling skills test straight after, you're setting yourself up to pass.

This session will introduce you to the controls of a motorcycle, how to move off, ride slowly in a straight line and stop safely. Also covered is riding through a curve, changing gears, use of indicators, when and how to do a “lifesaver” check, riding alternating curves (figure of eight), parking and stopping in an emergency. At the conclusion of the training, you will attempt the Basic Handling Skills Assessment. Use of a motorcycle, helmet and gloves are included in the cost. You are welcome to bring and use your own bike and equipment, but the motorcycle must be roadworthy,  Learner Approved and of course you must have a trailer or a licensed rider to bring it to the testing location. 

Subsidised, certified rider coaching, delivered nationwide by experts and available from just $20.

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