Basic Handling Skills Test
If you need to get your Motorcycle Licence Class 6 you need to first pass a Basic Handling Skills Test. We hold the test in a safe off road location in Christchurch that we use on Wednesday to Friday and in Rangiora on the weekends all year round.
We have 3 options depending on your skill level. We ask you to be honest and real about your abilities; do your best not to over estimate your skill level! Choose an option that gives enough time for you to train AND take the test, otherwise you will find yourself paying more for extra training and test time. You may need more (maybe even less) training than you or your partner/friend/parent think.
There is a fair bit of information about the test for you to check out (including a video showing you what the test will look like), so we have done our best to keep it easy and simple to follow. If you do have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Get A FREE Ride Forever Course Voucher with your BHST
On passing your Basic Handling Skills Test with 2 Drive Safe, you’ll be given a voucher for a FREE Ride Forever Bronze or Urban Commuter Course. Continue developing safe on-road skills and progress through to your restricted licence quicker with Ride Forever and the CBTA.
The test is comprised of four stages, all of which are described below and shown in the video to the left (see if you can identify some of the riders mistakes). We also look at posture and general control. You need to demonstrate safe and effective control of the motorcycle at all times throughout the test period, while negotiating a test item or otherwise. Stalling, not looking up, high wrists, loss of control or racing the engine etc are all riding faults!
To demonstrate basic balance and control while moving off and accelerating, riding straight and negotiating a turn. To demonstrate basic braking control. To demonstrate basic signalling.