How To Get Started With Motorbike Riding

September 1, 2022

Get your motorcycle license

Obtaining your motorcycle licence in NSWis a simple process that starts with completing pre-learner training.

This two half day course will teach you the basics of motorcycle riding on a vehicle provided by the training center!

Once you have completed the pre-learner training, you can take the Rider Knowledge Test at your nearest service center. This test is designed to assess your knowledge of the motorcycle road rules and to ensure that you are ready to ride on your own. Once you have passed the test, you will be issued with your motorcycle learner licence!

Basic motorcycle apparel

With the right gear, you'll be able to enjoy your time on two wheels without fear of being hurt.

First and foremost when you get your licence is ensuring you buy yourself some good motorcycle gear. Safety components include protective clothing like jackets, pants and gloves with armor plating, an approved motorcycle helmet, and sturdy boots or shoes that protect your ankles and feet.

Start with a LAMS approved motorcycle

You want to make sure you get something that's comfortable for you to ride and that suits your riding style. The best way to figure out what you want is to spend some time doing research then go to a few dealerships and sit on different bikes to see which one feels right.

In New South Wales, Australia, beginner motorcycle riders are allowed to select their bikes from an approved list called:

LAMS or Learner Approved Motorcycles Scheme.

●     an engine capacity up of 660cc or less

●     a power-to-weight ratio of 150 kw per tonne or less

●     a power up to 25kW or less for electric motorcycles

Read our Beginner’s Guide - What Motorcycle Should I Buy

Practice breaking and turning with a professional rider

Taking motorcycle lessons from a professional is one of the best ways to improve your skills on the road. Girl Torque CC offers private on road training allows you to get tuition and advice from a professional rider. The lessons are also conducted at your desired location, so you can pick a place that suits you best.

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