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Motorbike licence, How do I get one?

To ride a motorcycle on the road you need a Class 6 (motorcycle) licence. Riding requires skills that you can only gain via time spent on a motorcycle. For this reason you cannot legally ride a motorcycle on the road using a car driver licence.

Three stages to get your licence

The graduated driver licensing system (GDLS) is designed to progressively build riding and road safety skills as you move through the system.

The licensing system has three stages:

Stage 1 - learner licence
Stage 2 - restricted licence
Stage 3 - full licence

As you graduate from one stage to the next, you're given a new licence with different requirements and more responsibilities. Normal road rules apply at all times and you must carry your licence with you when you're riding.

You must be at least 15 years old before you can apply for a motorcycle licence.

Full details can be found at the LTSA web site

Demerit points. How to loose your licence.

If you accumulate 100 or more demerit points as a driver in any two-year period, you will be disqualified from driving for three months.

Full details can be found at this NZ law site.

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