If you are interested in joining the two-wheel revolution, you should first and foremost learn to ride a motorbike properly for the sake of your own safety and safety of others on the road. Riding a motorbike can prove to be an exhilarating, liberating and fulfilling experience especially when your safety-related needs are fully met, but it also requires a high level of focus, coordination and balance among others.
If you have decided to trade in your safety belt for a helmet, it is absolutely paramount to approach riding a motorcycle with caution in order to avoid becoming a motorbike safety statistic. According to statistics, a large percentage of riders involved in an accident are either self-taught or have learned how to ride a motorbike from friends or family. New motorbike riders are given the opportunity to learn the basic skills required for safe, smooth riding from professionals by attending a motorcycle rider’s training course at a motorcycle training centre in their local area. For more information visit the Rockingham website Biketrainingwa.com.
Upon successful completion of the motorcycle rider’s training scheme, which consists of the pre-learner training course and the pre-provisional course, you will be able to ride with confidence and equally important, to get your rider licence. Specifically designed to get you comfortable on a motorbike and help you gain the rider safety skills before venturing on the road, these training courses encompass classroom instruction as well as practice on a safe closed circuit course.
In the classroom, you will learn the basics of safe riding and familiarize yourself with the motorbike you will be riding, its operation on the road as well as the requirement, laws and rights of motorcycle riders in your area. On the practice range, you will learn starting, braking and turning, accelerating and decelerating, parking the motorbike as well as essential maneuvers such as surmounting obstacles and controlling skids.
A competency-based course, held over two days for 3.5 hours each day, the pre-learner training course is designed for anyone who is minimum 16 years and 6 months old, living in a declared area and interested in applying for their learner rider licence. Motorbikes, gloves and helmets are all provided by the motorcycle training centre. After successfully passing all of the competencies, you will be issued a Certificate of Competence, which is valid for 3 months.
Required for anyone looking to advance from a learner rider to a provisional (P1) motorbike rider licence, the pre-provisional course runs for 7 hours. At the end of it, you will undertake the MOST test that assesses your riding ability. Upon passing this key test, you will receive your Certificate of Competence, also valid for 3 months.