CBTA R - Restricted License

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How it works

Meet at the designated location 

Check over motorcycle and licence

Ride the assessment route

Discuss the assessment feedback and result

What to bring

Valid NZTA licence 

Protective gear covering all skin

LAMS Motorcycle with current WOF, L plates and a valid registration

Closed in shoes and a full face helmet

  1. We currently run assessments in Hamilton, but will soon add routes throughout the Waikato, including Tauranga and Rotorua

Anyone that holds their learner license can sit their CBTA R straight away. 

There’s no minimum wait period.

Yes, you’ll need to provide your own LAMs approved motorcycle.

We also have bikes available for hire through our local dealerships, The Honda shop and Boyds motorcycles.

The CBTA is a ride on a predermined route that covers a range of riding abilities, through urban and rural environments.

They are also called the basic assessment tasks.

More information can be found here

We ask that all candidates turn up 5 minutes before the appointed booked time.

We allow 30 minutes for paperwork and then an hour for the assessment. This is broken down into a 20 minute urban section and a 40 minute rural ride.

In regards to clothing and protective equipment, all skin must be covered and your bike should be in good road worthy condition with a current warrant of fitness and valid registration. 

You’ll also need your driving license. 

Riders sitting their restricted licence should to be confident riding at open road speed limits, and are expected to have a good understanding of safe riding practises.

We offer training packages to help you get up to speed and to provide skills to help you surpass the assessment standards. Please visit the page below to book in or send us an email at office@rideacademy.co.nz.

We use the latest bluetooth intercom systems that can hold a connection reliably up to 1km apart. The technology also allows riders to reconnect automatically if the signal is lost. 

If you meet the assessment criteria, you will be provided a pass certificate, this can be taken to a VTNZ or AA to grant you a restricted licence.


If you don’t meet the criteria, you will be given the option to undertake further training and re-sit your assessment.