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Basic Handling Skills (BHS)

$ 230 nzd
Sun, 8 Sept 2024, 9:00 – 10:30 am NZST
Mount Maunganui College, 565 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga Map
Basic Handling Skills (BHS)

90 minutes one-to-one, including training and test

This package is for you if you have significant experience with (and feel confident with) riding a motorcycle with manual gears. (Your previous motorcycle experience might come from successful completion of our Learn To Ride course or from riding dirt bikes, riding farm bikes, riding overseas or other road riding without a New Zealand motorcycle licence, but whichever way, you should feel confident with riding. If that is not you, consider taking our Learn To Ride package first.)

You should already be familiar with the controls of a manual motorcycle. We will review moving off, stopping, changing gear, riding through curves, parking, emergency stops, and using mirrors, indicators and head-checks as required for riding on the road. The training will cover the tasks required for the Basic Handling Skills Test, so you'll be setting yourself up for success. At the conclusion of the training, if ready, you will take the Basic Handling Skills Test.

We provide the bike, helmet and gloves. You are welcome to bring and use your own bike and equipment, but the motorcycle must be roadworthy and Learner Approved.

The appointment fee covers use of our equipment, training, conducting the Basic Handling Skills Test, and providing the Basic Handling Skills Test certificate (for successful candidate).

Detailed information on the criteria for testing is available online:


The appointment will proceed irrespective of weather conditions, unless the assessor deems the conditions unsafe. You are expected to arrive prepared to complete the session. You must wear long sleeves, long pants and sturdy, covered footwear (i.e. feet completely covered).

Make your booking now - Simply click on the Register button and follow the prompts. Alternatively, call us on 021 211 5395 and we can complete that process over the phone. (All appointment fees to be paid within 48 hours of booking to secure appointment time. All direct credit payments to Empowered Journeys, account 02-1269-0029660-000, name as reference.)


Relevant Feedback

Jayden 14 July 2024

Neil’s a great teacher and his feedback was very helpful.

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Iwiroa 14 July 2024

Great instructions and user-friendly feedback. Could say enough how helpful Neil is. Keep up the good work.
Cheers Iwiroa Wairua

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Scott 10 July 2024

Thank you Neil, for your fantastic training and guidence. You make learning comfortable and intuitive. Cheers!

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Khan 8 July 2024

Would recommend for anyone wanting to sit there licence A ++

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Neil Stodart

Motorcycle Instructor

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Mount Maunganui College, 565 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga


  • Getting Started (Learn To Ride and Basic Handling Skills)
  • Getting Started: Basic Handling Skills (BHS)