The second stage in getting your Motorcycle Licence is getting your Motorcycle Restricted Licence. There are two ways to get this licence. Let’s take a look at what you need to do.
You can only drive on your own between 5am and 10pm.
Find out more about Restricted motorcycle licence conditions
6 must do’s before you arrive for your Restricted Motorcycle test
You can do the assessment any time after you gain your Learner Licence as long as you are 16 ½ years of age or older.
When you’ve completed the assessment, you can bring your certificate into one of our VTNZ Driver Licensing branches and apply for a Motorcycle Restricted Licence. You won’t need to sit a practical test.
You will need to practise riding for at least six months before applying for a Motorcycle Restricted Licence and sitting a practical test in a LAMS-approved motorcycle. If you need more time, you can practise for up to five years.
It’s a good idea to find an experienced rider who can take you through the learning process with patience. You can get training with any qualified motorcycle riding instructor. The Ride Forever website is one place to find and book training at the level you require.
There are some great resources available to support you in developing your practical motorcycle driving skills
While you are practising for your Motorcycle Learner Licence you must:
You can book your test online, over the phone or in person, but you need to come in a driver licensing branch to complete the rest of your application.
You can book:
In the branch you will:
What to bring with you:
The Motorcycle Restricted Licence test will involve riding in a series of different situations and at different speeds. The testing officer will also check your motorcycle before the test to ensure it is roadworthy. To pass the test you will need to be able to:
Don’t worry if you don’t pass on the first go – you can always try again. Your testing officer will explain why you weren’t successful and what you should work on before re-sitting your practical riding test. You will still be able to practise on your Learner Licence.
When you’re ready to re-sit your restricted test you will need to make another booking and pay the additional test fee.
Your testing officer will congratulate you and supply you with a temporary licence to use while your photographic licence is being posted in the mail. You can now begin practising for your Motorcycle Full Licence.
We'll have you road ready in no time.