Instead of taking a practical test at the Restricted and Full stages of your licence, you can choose to have your riding skills assessed by an NZTA approved CBTA assessor.
CBTA is the only way you can reduce the required minimum time during both of the Learner (6 months) and Restricted Motorcycle (18 months) licence stages. You can introduce CBTA training at any stage of your licencing process.
By using the CBTA process you can sit your Restricted CBTA Assessment at any time after getting your Learner Licence, as long as you are 16 and a half years old or over. You do not have to wait six months.
You can also reduce the minimum time you have to be on your Restricted Licence by sitting a Full CBTA Assessment, getting the time down from 18 months to only 12 months.
This 'road map' image will help you to understand the options for getting your Full Motorcycle Licence and introducing Competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) into the mix:
From learning how to keep yourself safe on the daily commute to honing the most advanced riding techniques, there’s a Ride Forever course to suit your needs.
The courses also support NZTA’s Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) requirements for licensing.
Not sure what Ride Forever course is the right one for you?
Their website can help give you the lowdown. Whether you’re just starting out on a scooter, or getting back into motorcycle riding, there’s a course to help you.
Find out more on the Ride Forever website.
From 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021, Ride Forever are running a pilot where they offer experienced riders, who are eligible, a total of $200 cash back on their annual motorcycle registration.
They pay this cashback in two $100 instalments over the two years.
Find out more on the Ride Forever website here.
We can help you be a better, safer rider. When you take a course with us, you’re working with ex-UK Police trained, highly qualified NZTA approved instructors with decades of relevant experience.
Starting with teaching you how to operate the controls of a geared motorcycle with our NEW RIDER course followed by the NOVICE RIDER Basic Handling course, with relevant Ride Forever courses prior to Learner To Restricted Licence and Restricted to Full Licence assessments along the way; Love Motorcycle Training work with you on your journey to a Full motorcycle licence.
We are very proud to deliver the Ride Forever programme in Otago, Southland and Canterbury.
Our New Rider training is designed specifically for those that have never ridden a two-wheeled motorbike with clutch and gears, or have minimal experience and require some refresher training.
It's a 2-hour session of comprehensive instruction designed to build your confidence and skill level.
Please note this course does NOT include the Basic Handling Skills Test. Book through our calendar.
Once you have passed your BHST, there is an option to sit your Restricted via the CBTA route (Competency-Based Training Assessment) without having to wait six months.
Check the date your Class 6 Restricted Licence was issued, this information can be found on the back of your Licence.
If it's been 9 months (e.g., issue date was 02/04/19 & today's date was 02/01/20) then you are eligible to sit your Restricted to Full Licence via the CBTA route (Competency-Based Training Assessment).
So, in summary, you can sit your Restricted to Full Licence Assessment 9 months after the issue date on your Restricted Licence, but you still have to wait until the full 12 months before you can exchange your pass certificate for your Full Licence.
When you attend any of our courses we expect you to arrive dressed in suitable motorcycle protective clothing from top to toe.
This must as a minimum include a legal helmet, jacket and gloves, your legs must be covered and you must wear covered footwear.
Bring along waterproofs (if you have them) just in case.
Please note, should you arrive for any course dressed inappropriately for example; in shorts/jandals, or impracticable attire and expect to ride we will turn you away.
Ride Forever courses cover sometimes considerable distances, we recommend that you bring water, some form of payment for lunch, or your own pack up if you prefer.
Your motorcycle must be roadworthy with a current warrant of fitness (WOF) and valid Registration, if there are any major defects with your bike on arrival you will not be allowed to complete the training.
For more detailed information, please view our cancellation policy.
Yes, we understand that perhaps you don't have a motorcycle, or that you have one but shouldn't be riding it on the licence you hold.
We have a choice of late model LAMS approved bikes available for hire at extra cost, and they can be used on all our courses, including CBTA assessments.
Please note that these motorcycles are only available for hire whilst you are under instruction with us and we are unable to hire you a bike for a period longer than the duration of instruction undertaken.