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 Fridays, in Rangiora at Weekends, and in Westport on the West Coast on demand all year round.
We have 4 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.
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.
To demonstrate balance, lateral position, steering and speed control of the motorcycle, particularly while cornering. To demonstrate more complex signalling. To demonstrate the ability to execute a safe parking manoeuvre.
To demonstrate the ability to ride through a series of linking corners (left and right) smoothly, with appropriate speed control.
To demonstrate the ability to ride through a corner at higher speeds. To demonstrate the ability to brake quickly and safely.
What to bring
Credit Card; you can pay beforehand by credit card securely through PayPal. Email us your contact details and we’ll send you a payment request. We are sorry but we can’t take EFTPOS or CC on the day.
After You Pass
Our Motorcycle Training Courses and Ride Forever Courses help you improve your skills and we will give you details of those when you pass your Basic Handling Skills Test or check the link above. Training is an investment in your life and your future and is never wasted. Professional high quality training is now easily affordable to every rider, even those with lots of experience who are willing to up skill. Invest as much money into yourself as you do into your bike!