Motorcycle License – F. A. Q’s

Steps to Your Motorcycle Learners License

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.

More Information on the BHST

Theory

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.

 

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Basic Skills Handling Test

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.

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Equipment for BHST

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.

 

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Group or Individual

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.

 

Never Ridden a Motorcycle

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. 

Refer to the ‘Just Starting Out course.’

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.

 

CBTA Restricted License Process

CBTA class 6R Restricted License

When can I sit my Restricted Motorcycle License?

Under the CBTA licensing structure there is no stand down period ie(no 6 months wait time on your Learners License), You can move onto your Restricted License as long as you are at least 161/2 years of age and hold a valid/current NZ class 6L license.

Fast Track Option

Can I shorten the time to get to my Full Motorcycle License?

Fast Track Option, is CnB Trainings program to move you through the licensing stages quickly.  To take full advantage of shortening the licensing process, get to your Restricted license as soon as possible. 

It is possible to get to your Full motorcycle license in 12 months if you fit the Fast Track program.

More information for FAST TRACK OPTION via this Link

Cost of Restricted License

What is included in the Restricted License Price?

The CBTA Restricted Motorcycle License standard price is $180.00.

This includes a pre ride bike check, the Assessment itself and the CBTA Restricted License Certificate if successful.

Allow 2 hours for this session.

NOTE:  This certificate is not valid until uploaded onto your physical license by the NZTA.

Restricted motorcycle license content

What is included in the Restricted License Assessment?

The CBTA Restricted Assessment takes 1 hour on average to complete and consists of a pre ride motorcycle safety check.  You are assessed on your riding techniques, awareness, smoothness, hazard detection, position and confidence.  You need to allow 2 hours from beginning to end of the course.  Successfully passing this Assessment, you  will be issued with a CBTA DL Certificate confirming your class 6R entitlement. 

You must take this CBTA DL Certificate to any NZ Driver Licensing Agency to have the class 6R status uploaded onto your permanent license. 

Failing to do so will lengthen the time to get to your Full License and legally you are still classed as being on your motorcycle learners license.

NOTE:  This certificate status is not valid until uploaded onto your physical license by the NZTA.

CBTA class 6 Full Motorcycle License Process

CBTA Full License Assessment Option

When can I sit my Full Motorcycle License?

Requirements:   To be eligible for your motorcycle full license, class 6, you need to be at least 171/2 years of age and have held your restricted motorcycle license, class 6R license for a minimum of 9months (under the CBTA process). 

You may complete the CBTA Full license Assessment Ride anytime from 9months after obtaining the Restricted License.  You must wait until 12 months have passed before handing in your CBTA Certificate.showing you have passed the Full License Motorcycle Assessment.

Full License Costs

What is included in the Full License Price?

The CBTA Restricted Motorcycle License standard price is $120.00.

This includes a pre ride test, the Assessment itself and the CBTA Full Motorcycle License Certificate on being successful.

Allow 1 hour for this session.

NOTE:  This certificate is not valid until uploaded onto your physical license by the NZTA.

Full CBTA motorcycle Assessment content

What is included in the Full License Assessment?

The CBTA Full Assessment takes 30 minutes on average to complete and consists of a pre ride motorcycle safety check. 

You are assessed on your riding techniques, awareness, smoothness, hazard detection, position and confidence.  You need to allow 1 hour from beginning to end of the course.  Successfully passing this Assessment, you  will be issued with a CBTA DL Certificate confirming your class 6 entitlement. 

You must take this CBTA DL Certificate to any NZ Driver Licensing Agency to have the class 6 status uploaded onto your permanent license. 

Failing to do so will lengthen the time to get to your Full License and legally you are still classed as being on your motorcycle learners license.

NOTE:  This certificate status is not valid until uploaded onto your physical license by the NZTA.

Fast Track Option

Can I shorten the time to get to my Full Motorcycle License?

Fast Track Option, is CnB Trainings program to move you through the licensing stages quickly.  To take full advantage of shortening the licensing process, is to get to your Restricted license as soon as possible.  It is possible to get to your Full motorcycle license in 12 months if you fit the Fast Track program.

More information for FAST TRACK OPTION via this Link

Your International License Transfer

Costs involved

What costs are involved to Transfer my License to a NZ class 6?

Application Fee – follow Link

Theory Costs – Standard $93.90 (this may be subject to change) follow this Link for up to date pricing:

 

CBTA practical Assessment – The standard cost is $120 for the Full License Assessment (allow 1 hour).

NZTA Driver Licensing upload your license status onto your NZ permanent Driver license, follow the link above.

Transferring Your International Motorcycle License

I am from another country, what is the process?

Anyone holding a motorcycle license from overseas needs to follow the process as per the NZTA guide to ensure you are proceeding correctly. International motorcycle license transfer(s) differ depending on individual circumstances  and country of origin.

If you are eligible you may need to successfully complete the motorcycle Theory.  This will give you a class 6L (motorcycle learner license) status.

Then you may only need to be successful with completing the Full Assessment practical Ride.

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Where do I go to upload my Certificate onto my NZ Driver license?

What do I do with my DL Certificate?

Once issued with a DL Certificate, for it to be valid, you must present it at any of the participating NZ Driver Licensing Offices.

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Where do I go to book my motorcycle Theory?

Can I just call into an Agency or do I need to pre book?

You may book your Theory with any of the participating NZ Driver Licensing Offices.  You can phone ahead or call in personally  to an Agency to see if they have any available spots.

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