How do you get your Motorcycle License?
There are 2 parts to obtaining your class 6L Motorcycle Learners License:
(eligibility – you must first be at least 16 years of age)
First step you need to complete a Basic Handling Skills Certificate (BHST) course and successfully pass the Test.
Second step, once you have been issued with the BHST certificate you can book and sit your Theory component.
Result: On successfully completing both these 2 steps you will have achieved your class 6L motorcycle license.
Can you do the Theory before the BHST?
No, you need to successfully complete the practical (BHST) component of this license stage before booking to complete the Theory.
Where do I go to book my Theory?
You may book your Theory with any of the participating NZ Driver Licensing Offices.
More information via this Link
How difficult is the BHST Test?
Achieving the BHST depends on each individuals riding ability or ability to adapt. Some experienced riders find adapting to a smaller bike initially adds a component of difficulty, as do riders changing from off road/dirt riding. Riding styles and habits need considering, to allow time to adapt.
How much does the BHST cost?
Costs can vary depending on your Motorcycle Riding experience, if you have any at all. You will need to select the appropriate course length that would best describe you and your confidence level.
Most BHST can start from $100. Course costs are based on time. Therefore it is recommended to select a time based on your experience and to allow enough time to adjust to the course, bike and course content. Usually the maximum single training session time wont exceed 2 hours.
Do I need to bring Riding Gear?
If you have your own Motorcycle Riding Gear, it is best to bring this. Helmets, Gloves and some Jackets are provided. Sturdy footwear, front fastening long sleeved jacket and long pants are requirements. Bring wet weather gear if wet.
Can I bring my own motorcycle, or is one provided?
You can elect to supply your own bike, however you want to ensure it fits the BHST course parameters, as some bikes are more difficult to maneouvre around the tight course. The bike also needs to meet minimum safety standards. It must be over 50cc to qualify. It maybe an automatic or geared motorcycle.
The motorcycle is provided and included in the price.
Is the BHST a group or private individual course?
The Basis Handling Skills Test is based on 1 person at a time being tested.
Can my friend or family attend at the same time?
The BHST is designed to be a one on one course. It is possible to share the training session with someone you know. However this needs to be discussed with your Training operator. To maximise on the benefits, it is recommended for parties to be at a similar experience level.
Do I have to be an experienced motorcycle Rider? Or can I be a total beginner.
It is not necessary to have any prior riding experience. Your Trainer will give you all the necessary coaching to ensure you are confident, competent and able to operate the motorcycle before attempting the BHST certificate.
I have only ridden a Moped/Scooter?
Adapting to a geared motorcycle is quite straight forward and your Trainer will coach you, so you become familiar with developing this technique before the BHS test. It is very important to develop smooth and effective clutch control as this is essential to being confident with moving off. Your Trainer will demonstrate and guide you on how develop a good technique to manage this.