PLEASE NOTE: AA Motorcycle training, Basic Handling Skills Assessment and CBTA are currently only available in selected areas of the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Wellington, Otago (Dunedin and Cromwell), New Plymouth, Christchurch, Whangarei and Auckland (West). Basic Handling Skills Assessment and Training options are also available in Auckland (South) and Otago (Balclutha) with CBTA still to come to that area.
Riding on town and urban roads requires a particular skill set that you will need to demonstrate for your restricted motorcycle licence assessment. This 1.5 hour session is designed to train you on how to navigate these areas safely.
This training looks at the techniques needed to ride safely in the urban environment. You will be given guidance on how and when to use mirrors, signals and “lifesaver” checks while negotiating Uncontrolled, Give Way, Stop, Traffic light and Roundabout intersections. We will look at how to approach intersections with early observations, choice of gear and making decisions based on traffic flow. We will look at slow control U turns and how to approach traffic queues. You will be shown all the skills necessary to pass the urban riding section of the Restricted Licence CBTA Assessment. Bluetooth intercom sets are used for your safety with high quality 2-way communication with your instructor. You must wear suitable protective equipment, an approved helmet, gloves and be in possession of your driver licence. You must ride a LAMS approved motorcycle. A motorcycle can be arranged at a small charge if you do not have access to one.