So You Want Your Licence

What do you need to know to get your Motorcycle Licence through Eduquip Motorcycle School


To get a licence in New Zealand you need to be at least 16 years old

You will need some form of Photo ID, a drivers licence or passport etc.

If you don't have a photo ID you can obtain a form from The AA to confirm Identity 

You will need to provide suitable riding gear for each stage of the licencing process.

Helmet, Jacket, Gloves, Long Trousers, Boots. We can supply a Helmet and Gloves if you don't have any for the Basic Handling Tests only.


You will need to sit a Basic Handling Skills Test (BHST) before you can proceed to the Theory test through the Driver Licencing Agent

This test ensures that you have the necessary skills to ride safely on the road once you obtain your learner licence.


What is involved in the BHS Test


Four stages in the test

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 has various tasks

Each stage is broken down into varying combinations of the following tasks:

  • move off

  • straight ride

  • corner

  • stop

  • park


Each task has assessment items

In completing the tasks above 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.



The animation below shows what to expect from the BHS Test





















There are two systems that you can choose from for the licence process after you have obtained your 6L Learners Licence


This diagram shows the two paths that you can choose from. 

Eduquip Motorcycle School is an approved CBTA Assessor offering courses to upskill and educate ready to pass the next stages of your motorcycle licence journey.

























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