Motorcycle Basic Skills Handling

Get closer to your motorbike licence with our expert course in Dunedin


At Dunedin Driving School, we can help you gain the experience you need to earn your motorbike licence and experience all aspects of motorbike use. The motorcycle basic skills handling course is the first step in obtaining your motorbike licence. You will learn how to ride in a controlled environment, sit the BHS test and gain handling certification. All instruction is delivered on a one-to-one basis and the motorcycle and helmet are supplied. Once you have the BHS certificate you can take it down to your licencing agent and sit your learner licence theory test. Don’t hesitate to call Warren in Dunedin for more information today.


Getting you closer to your motorbike licence, the basic handling skills test consists of four stages:

•  Basic turn and stop
•  Figure of eight and park
•  Linking figures of eight
•  Increased speed and emergency stop


Each stage of the course takes place with our instructors in Dunedin and is broken down into varying combinations of the following tasks:

•  Move off
•  Straight ride
•  Corner
•  Stop
•  Park

Assessment items

After completing the tasks listed above with your instructor in Dunedin, you will be up to the final stage before going for your learner’s motorbike licence. You will be assessed against the relevant assessment items below:

•  Looking in the correct direction
•  Signalling correctly
•  Making head checks before changing position
•  Lateral position of motorcycle
•  Control of motorcycle
•  Using appropriate speed
•  Parking observation
•  Parking movement

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