What is involved in a basic handling skills test, resources to help you pass one, and where to go to sit a test.
Before applying for a motorcycle learner licence you must pass a basic handling skills test. This test ensures that you have the necessary skills to ride safely on the road once you obtain your learner licence.
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:
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
making head checks before changing position
lateral position of motorcycle
control of motorcycle
using appropriate speed
Talk to your test provider about your training
It is recommended that you discuss with your selected provider any training and practice you may have undertaken. This will help you to determine if you are ready to sit the test, or if you require additional training and practice (your provider will be able to help you with this).