Basic Handling Skills (new rider)

The basic handling skills course is the first step in your roadcraft and is designed to fit in with the graduated licensing system to enable the rider to develop their skills in a safe environment prior to undertaking the NZTA Basic handling skills assessment. On successful completion of the assessment the rider is presented with a certificate that can be used as part of the process to gain a learner licence.

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The basic handling skills test and training course for new riders is provided as a first step in motorcycling and is aimed at familiarising the rider with the techniques required to start, stop and control a motorcycle. Our experienced instructors will work with you to help you gain confidence with the bike and build on your achievements.

Instruction is given on the following:


  • Motorcycles and their Controls
  • Basic safety checks and the use of stands
  • Starting and stopping the engine
  • Riding in a straight line and smooth throttle control
  • Slowing down and braking to a stop
  • Riding curves
  • proper use of gears and clutch
  • Balance and directional control
  • U-Turns
  • Observation and blind spots

Upon mastering the core control skills, the rider will be coached on the exercises required for the basic handling skills test

Course time up to 2½ hours (test will be conducted within last 20 minutes for candidates that achieve the required level of proficiency)

We set our course duration and content based on many years of experience in coaching riders to test standard with a high pass rate for first time riders. However we recognise that some riders take a little longer to become proficient. If additional training is required to achieve test standard following one of our scheduled training courses, we can offer this at our standard hourly rate by arrangement.

  • You must be at least 16 years old
  • You must be able to ride a bicycle
  • You must provide identification and proof of age. Acceptable forms of ID?
  • You must wear suitable clothing to minimise risk of injury and protect you from adverse weather conditions. In particular, footwear should be fully enclosed. Shorts or skirts are not acceptable on the course. Arms and legs must be covered. Helmets will be provided.

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Saturday, 29 December 2018Time: 9:00:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 29 December 2018Time: 11:30:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 30 December 2018Time: 9:00:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 30 December 2018Time: 11:30:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 30 December 2018Time: 2:00:00 p.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 5 January 2019Time: 9:00:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 5 January 2019Time: 11:30:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 6 January 2019Time: 9:00:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 6 January 2019Time: 11:30:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 6 January 2019Time: 2:00:00 p.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 19 January 2019Time: 9:00:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 19 January 2019Time: 11:30:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 19 January 2019Time: 2:00:00 p.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 19 January 2019Time: 3:30:00 p.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 20 January 2019Time: 9:00:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 20 January 2019Time: 11:30:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 20 January 2019Time: 2:00:00 p.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 26 January 2019Time: 9:00:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 26 January 2019Time: 11:30:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 26 January 2019Time: 2:00:00 p.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 26 January 2019Time: 3:30:00 p.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 27 January 2019Time: 9:00:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 27 January 2019Time: 11:30:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 27 January 2019Time: 2:00:00 p.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 2 February 2019Time: 9:00:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 2 February 2019Time: 11:30:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 2 February 2019Time: 2:00:00 p.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Saturday, 2 February 2019Time: 3:30:00 p.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 3 February 2019Time: 9:00:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 3 February 2019Time: 11:30:00 a.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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Sunday, 3 February 2019Time: 2:00:00 p.m.Venue: Mount AlbertPrice: $210Bike Hire: Free
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