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Yes, we are 100% Kiwi owned and operated! Contact  Dawn\Steve  0210334766
 63 Mihini Road, Henderson                       
 Drop in and check out our new stress-free training grounds
 Saturday and Sunday, selected weeknight sessions
 Only 20mins from Auckland CBD or North Shore

  > Latest news on CBT Training

Rider Training is now a certified provider of both Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) courses.   This is the only way to reduce your time towards your Full Licence

CBT1 (Learner to Restricted Licence) and the CBT 2 (Restricted to Full Licence)

We are now taking bookings for both CBT1 and CBT2 for:
   -   Friday  25th  April    Anzac Day all day Testing
-  Saturday 26th April     Sessions still available    
   -  Sunday 27th April       Few sessions left
   -  Saturday 3rd May      All Day Testing
   -  Sunday 4th May         All Day testing
CBTA is not a classroom or theory based test, it is an on-road practical ride conducted with one of our Motorcycle Instructors.  Not only progress through your licence but get real feedback on your riding. It does give you the opportunity to seek training first before sitting the test.

Go to our CBTA page to find out what the requirements are / for more info

  Who, What and Where


We are the Learner Experts - Specialising in Basic Handling Skills Certificate Training and Testing, which is the first step in attaining a New Zealand Motorcycle Licence.

We also conduct the Competency Based Training Assessment (CBTA) to reduce time between licences. CBT1 Learner - Restricted / CBT2 Restricted - Full Licence Training and Testing.

  Our Basic Handling
  Training & Testing
  is conducted @

    63 Mihini Road,

  - At our privately owned
   purpose-built training

  We teach and test
  Motorcycling to people
  of all skill levels:

  - No prior or little

 - Weekend warrior /
   MX and Racing riders

 - We look after all who
   want to achieve their
   Basic Handling Skills

                 We offer Motorcycle Training and Testing in the evenings,
                                under 1100 Watts of Floodlights 5pm-10pm 

 We offer Learn to Ride and
 Basic Handling Training
 and Testing during the
 Weeknights Mon-Fri  (from 5pm-10pm ) and also on
 Saturday / Sunday all day.

  Check out our
 page to see what
 we have available.

 We have 1100 watts of LED Outdoor
 Floodlights keeping us lit up for our night

 Now you can get Licensed in the evening and save
 the weekend for play (or getting out for a ride on
 your Motorcycle once you have your Learners)!

         We also do CBTA Training and Testing on the weekends

 For those who already have
 a Learners or Restricted
 Licence, we conduct CBTA
 training and testing to
 reduce your waiting time
 between licences
as well
 as sit you for the  practical
 test to gain your Restricted
 and Full  Licences.

 If you are nervous, going
 out for your first time on
 the road or returning to
 riding - we offer Onroad
 coaching sessions around
 Auckland, please Contact
 us to find out more info.

    Why use Rider Training?

Our fleet of Yamaha Trickers 250cc
Our training fleet of Yamaha
Tricker 250cc are a light and
modern motorcycle -
suitable for most sizes.

Single cylinder, electric start.

Popular with the MX / Farm riders as they have a Dirt bike feel. 

  We also have a Suzuki GN125 available

  - suitable for the smaller or shorter person

Are you getting a good deal?  
   Some riding schools may offer Motorcycle Instruction
   at a cheaper rate but.....


Q. Do you really want to share the time you have paid for with up to 6 other students?
     Not fair if someone gets more time with an Instructor than you is it?  How do you
     feel about others watching you learn?

A.  All of our 'Learn to Ride' Basic Handling Skills courses are conducted
     One-on-One with the student at our purpose-built private training grounds.

     There is no pressure on you to perform in front of a group of strangers. 
     We don't believe in group therapy!

Q. What about the extra cost of hiring the Motorcycle from the School?

A. We also supply the bike for you to learn on for no extra cost, there are
     no hidden costs.

Q. How do I know if this is a professional school? Have people enjoyed their experience?

A. Feel free to check out our Feedback page - a large quantity of our customers
     are referred from friends or work colleagues

- Patient Male/Female NZTA Approved Motorcycle Instructors
- Learn to Ride Sessions are One-on-One
- Saturday / Sunday all day sessions
-  Weeknight Training Sessions from 4pm-10pm
- Our motorcycles suit most heights / sizes
- CBT1 Restricted and  CBT2 Full licence Testing
- Discounts available for two or more people
- Become part of a Motorcycling Community

                   All we need is YOU!

  Which Motorcycle Course is for me?

We have tailored courses to suit a various amount of Riding skills and levels of Licence.
Please have a look at the different types of courses we offer below to see which best suits your needs....

                 Learn to Ride and Basic Handling Skills Test

Want to learn how to ride a Motorcycle?
LRN2RD  Course Packages

Ride a scooter and want to up-size to a Motorcycle? LRN2RD

You know how to ride but feel that your skills may be a bit rusty? BHS Courses

Want to do the Basic Handling Skills Test
to get your Motorcycle Learner Licence?
BHS Courses

Click on the link below for more info:

Basic Handling Courses Section

                 CBT 1 / CBT 2 and Onroad Coaching

On your Learners and want to go to a Restricted Licence? CBT1

On your Restricted and want to progress to the Full Licence?

Want to progress through your Licence but haven't had enough practice?
CBT Training

Got your own motorbike but feel nervous or unsure on the road?
Onroad Coaching

Want some 1-on-1 training on the road?
Onroad Coaching

   Click on the link below for more info:
CBTA and Onroad Coaching

  Rider Training is on YouTube

We have developed a video to demonstrate the Basic Handling Skills Test.

You can find it HERE

  NZTA News

Updated March 2014

On 1st March 2014 the new Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) courses will be available for those who want an alternative and faster way to achieve their Restricted and Full Licences.  Too see the differences between CBTA and the Standard Practical Test Options, see HERE for an explanation.

The CBTA1 is for those who already hold a Learners Licence and are ready to apply for the Restricted Licence. There is NO MINIMUM TIME RESTRICTION to do the CBTA1 but all applicants are highly advised to seek additional training prior to attempting to pass. You can find the study guide HERE

The CBTA2 is for those already on their Restricted Licence and want to achieve their Full Licence.  The CBT2 can be done at any time while on your Restricted Licence but you must have held your Restricted Licence FOR A MINIMUM OF 12 Months before presenting a CBT2 certificate to apply for the Full Licence

Both courses still require you to take the a Certificate (once passed) to a NZTA agency to process and a small application fee will apply (approx $50).


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 View a great selection of photos          from our training courses

    Why you should get a Motorcycle Licence

Once you have achieved your Full Motorcycle Licence...............

Taking a break under a huge Pohutukawa tree during our ride around the East Cape in Jan 2014.

The road ahead waits...

New Zealand has great places to explore by Motorcycle, get out there and find out why we featured in 'The Worlds Greatest Motorcycle Rides' as featured on the Travel Channel.

Another earlier trip - Tour of the South Island in March 2010.

Some of the best Motorcycling roads in the world are on our back doorstep!!!

Dawn and Steves' B-Kings take a deserved break on the road to Milford Sound.

Check out the rest of our pics from our tour HERE

 Our Blog page is up and running now

Check out our blog page for what we get up to on our (limited) days off...

So what did you do for the Auckland Anniversary Weekend?

Check out our Blog Page

  Updated:27th  April 2014

CBTA has been very popular, so popular its been hard to update the website!