Phone - 0800 LRN2RD Txt or iMessage - (021) 0334766 email: email@example.com 63 Mihini Road, Henderson (end of Brick Street)
We are now open in 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
Let there be LIGHT!
Our new 400 watt lights being installed and focused last night (Monday 25th Nov) they are LED and pump out enough light to light up both courses :)
We are now able to conduct training on selected weeknight evenings (check out our Course Dates page) when its much cooler and save those weekends for play!
It's open and all good @ Mihini
We opened our purpose-built training grounds for the first time on the 16th Nov and have been that busy I've only been able to update the website now!
We can now offer more flexible hours to our students and after hours training with our lighting system being installed.
More pictures to come as we develop the site more - including
lighting, painting the far wall and landscaping. Its only early days at
our new site but we have received positive feedback :)
Who, What and Where
RIDER TRAINING (NZ) 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.
Our Basic Handling Training & Testing is conducted
at 63 Mihini Road, Henderson
- At our privately owned purpose-built
Our training fleet of Yamaha Tricker 250cc are a light and modern motorcycle - suitable for most sizes. We also have a Suzuki GN125 (on request)
All of our 'Learn to Ride' packages are One-on-One
We also do group bookings for the Refresher Package and BHS Testing.
We teach and test Motorcycling to people of all skill levels:
- No prior experience
- Right up to the weekend warrior / MX and Racing riders
- We look after all who want to achieve their Basic Handling Skills Certification
We are able to arrange onroad coaching / assessment sessions around Auckland, please drop us a line to find out more info.
Why use Rider Training?
Some riding schools may offer Motorcycle Instruction at a cheaper rate but.....
ARE YOU REALLY GETTING A GOOD DEAL?
Q. Do you really want to share the time you have paid for with up to 6 other students?
A. All of our Learn to Ride BHS courses are conducted One-on-One with the student! 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!!! (Learn to Ride Courses only)
Q. Has the school got good references? Have people enjoyed their experience?
A. Feel free to check out our Feedback page - a huge quantity of our customers are referred from friends or work colleagues
-Patient Male/Female NZTA Approved Motorcycle Instructors -Saturday & Sunday Basic Handling / Training days -Tues Weds & Thurs Training nights 5-9pm all Basic handling courses under our powerful 400 Watt lights -Our motorcycles are suitable for most heights / sizes -Post BHS training available -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 skill. Please have a look at the selection below to see what best suits your needs....
Learn to Ride and Basic Handling Skills Test
Want to learn how to ride a Motorcycle?
Ride a scooter and want to upsize to a Motorcycle?
You know how to ride but feel that your skills may be a bit rusty?
View a great selection of photos from our training courses
Competency based training and assessment course - UPDATE
Latest news on CBTA - 29th October
Applications have now gone out to various Motorcycle Instructors and Schools, if they meet the criteria they will have to attend a workshop to be able to conduct the CBTA (Competency Based Training and Assessment). These workshops for the assessors will be starting in January 2014.
The official national 'go live' date for the CBTA is now 1st March 2014.
Unfortunately at this stage there is no course available to reduce your time from Learner - Restricted or Restricted - Full Licence until the CBTA is rolled out.
Competency based training and assessment course -Updated 29th October 2013
The NZ Transport Agency is going to introduce a competency based training and assessment (CBTA) course as an alternative path to progress through the restricted and full licensing stages. Once developed, applicants who successfully complete this course will be able to present a CBTA certificate at the agent in lieu of some graduated licensing system requirements.
Presentation of a stage one CBTA certificate by a learner licence holder applying for a restricted licence will:
- waive the need to complete the learner licence six month minimum time period waive the need to sit and pass a practical test at the agent waive the need to pay the restricted practical test fee.
Presentation of a stage two CBTA certificate by a restricted licence holder applying for a full licence will:
- reduce the minimum age from 18 years to 17½ years reduce the restricted licence minimum time period from 18 to 12 months waive the need to sit and pass a practical test at the agent waive the need to pay the full practical test fee.
These courses will be available after 1st March 2014
Note: The regulated restricted or full licence application fee will still apply.
Approved motorcycles for Learner and Restricted Riders - LAMS
Updated: 8 June 2012
On 1 October 2012, a new motorcycle rating system designed to increase motorcycle safety will come into effect.
The Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) is an initiative of the road safety strategy Safer Journeys.
LAMS identifies a range of motorcycles appropriate for learner and
restricted Class 6 licence holders, based on their level of experience.
The new scheme will determine appropriate motorcycles based on the
overall performance capability of the motorcycle.
The scheme will replace the current approach that allows motorcycle
riders on learner and restricted Class 6 licences to ride any
motorcycle with an engine capacity 250cc or under. The current system
applies restrictions based on the engine capacity of the motorcycle.
From 1 October, learner and restricted motorcycle riders will have a
wider range of motorcycles to choose from and will need to ensure the
motorcycle they are riding meets the new criteria.
The NZTA has produced two lists; LAMS-approved and LAMS-prohibited motorcycles.
LAMS-approved motorcycles are determined by two factors:
a maximum power-to-weight ratio of 150 kilowatts per tonne (the
power is that specified by the manufacturer and the weight is the
weight specified by the manufacturer plus 90kgs for the rider and
riding gear); and an upper engine capacity limit of 660cc. Further reading and info HERE
So you want to buy a Motorcycle?
Try and beat these prices! The Suzuki GW250 and Kymco CK125
Looking for your first bike? Want to save money on parking and rising
fuel costs? Are you wanting that 'big bike' look but without being too heavy?
How about a brand new Suzuki Inazuma for $5995* + Onroads?
We have a brand-new Suzuki GW250 Inazuma demonstrator from Colemans Suzuki, if you are interested in buying a sports / commuter make sure you check out this sweet Motorcycle.
I have done at least 300kms on it now and VERY impressed, great allround Motorcycle - perfect for Learning on.
Suzuki has a special on at the moment with the Inazuma
- $1,000 deposit and 12 months interest free.* They come in Nebular
Black and like our one, Candy Cardinal Red.
* Subject to change and to stock availability, please check with Colemans for the latest details
And from the Kymco stable....
Check out these brilliant little bikes.
The Kymco CK 125.
NOTE: Available in gloss black only.
cheap on fuel and available at an even more amazing price.
Kymco are the fifth largest scooter and manufacturer
worldwide and are building BMW’s new c600 and c650 mega scooters. Also Kymco
was chosen by BMW to
supply the engines for their G450 X Enduro bike. So these bikes are well built
and a total steal.
*If referred by Rider Training, receive a free tank protector,
one hundred dollars off and a free tank of gas!!
$1890 ready to ride,
6 months rego and 1 years wof. Ready for summer and
We now have three Yamaha Trickers for our students to use -
Great machines to learn on, ride just like a dirt bike!
We have one in Black, Yellow and this our latest bike - Orange
Learn to ride properly without any 'remote kill switches' and learn the REAL SKILLS to control a Motorcycle
A new bike to the family
Finally have my Harley! YAY!
All that hard work teaching in the rain and hot sun has paid off (as well as made many people happy with their riding!)
Got away from work up to Russell for a long weekend and got some shots of the two Harleys together..
Mine (Dawn's) is on the left - 2013 FXDC Superglide Custom 110th Anniversary Steves is on the right - 2012 FXDF Fatbob
I have the 96ci which works out to be 1580cc, where Steve's is 103ci = 1690cc. The only reason mine has the smaller motor is that Harley decided to keep it a 96ci 'to keep the costs down'. Both bikes belong to the DYNA family of Harley even though mine does look very similar to a Sportster.
Steve's 2012 Harley Davidson Fat Bob FXDF Epidemic
Steve had always talked about getting a Harley, so when this beaut came up for sale - he couldn't resist.
The Fatbob belongs to the
Dyna family of Harleys and now has the 103 ci engine V-Twin (1690cc).
It has a limited edition Harley paint job as well as
aftermarket Stinger wheels and chrome galore! Amazing colour and definition in the paintwork.
Why you should get a Motorcycle Licence
The kind of wheels you can have fun on
Once you have achieved your Full Motorcycle Licence...............
Picture taken at the bottom of the Otira Gorge (Arthurs Pass) in the South Island.
Photo taken on our recent 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 Sounds.