Getting help from a friend or family member is a great way to be introduce to motorcycle, scooter or moped riding, but training yourself through the school of hard knocks is just the long way round to getting your licence and not to mention hazardous if you don't know what you are doing.
People who have not been through the process of getting a Western Australia Motor Vehicle Instructor’s Licence haven’t had the benefit of learning how to train people in motorcycling, by going through a rigorous assessment process by the Western Australia (WA) Department of Transport.
A motorcycle instructor understands the process of learning to ride and aligns this to the WA Motorcycle Competency Standard, with that knowledge your instructor will enable you ride and pass your motorcycle, scooter or moped licence here in Western Australia.
I have been licensed instructor (5651) since 2004 and I have also obtain my Certificate IV in Motorcycle Instruction in 2012. Riding all different types of motorbikes from a young age has given me a life time of wonderful experiences and I really do enjoy passing that knowledge onto you, my fellow bikers.
My training ability has now grown to the stage where my experience is now used to train the next generation of instructors.
I am patient, I provide training to suit your learning style and I also go at a comfortable learning pace that is right you.
This is a great question! Over many years I have developed a training curriculum that can trace its origins back to the 1930’s in England were System of Vehicle Control was conceived.
There are 3 main components of learning to ride a motorbike, they are:
Enjoy Your Ride’s costs are based on $80.00 per hour for one on one training. Our courses are priced at a competitive rate and take into account that there maybe multiple participants on some of our courses. You can view prices by going to the Costs page.
This is a question that has many variables, it depends on you. I will tailor your lessons to suit your learning style. On average it takes 12 to 16 hours to be granted your motorbike licence from novice to licensed bike rider. When you think about it, 16 hours is the same as a two day course at TAFE.
Other factors that need to be taken into consideration are:
The ideal lesson duration is 2 hours and on a weekly basis. But it depends on your budget and schedule, so an hour and a half is also good to do on a weekly basis. I would suggest to you not to do 1 hour lessons, as it is not cost affective, the lesson goes by quickly and you are left wanting more, plus the 1 hour lesson doesn’t give you enough practice time to enhance your new skill as a biker.
You can come to the EYR Garage in Gooseberry Hill, situated in the Perth Hills. Then there is our Pre On-Road training area in Bayswater to get you up and controlling the bike before we go out and ride in traffic. We also offer a mobile service and bring the motorbike to you. O’ you have your own motorbike, well Enjoy Your Ride will come to you so you can learn on your pride and joy in your local area.
You will have many bikes to choose from and it will depend on what Learner’s Permit or Licence you have, plus your height will be an important factor in selecting the motorcycle, scooter or moped that you will learn on. Most of our motorbikes have adjustable seats to suit the tall and short in statue, go to our Bikes page to see what you will be riding.
Yes motorcycles, scooters and mopeds do have some weight to them but unlike a push bike where you provide the power to propel the machine forward, a motorbike has its own power to move it straight ahead or turn left and right, which means when the bike has drive (power) it actually balances itself. Really, the faster the bike goes the more stable it becomes.
Changing gears on a motorcycle is like any other skill you learn in life, once you know the theory in doing this task and practicing changing gears in controlled circumstances (in the carpark), you will feel comfortable and competent in gearing on a motorcycle. Plus it is introduced into your training when you are ready to change gears and not before.
You need to wear an approved motorcycle helmet, which Enjoy Your Ride is happy to provide as part training cost. Long sleeve shirt, jumper or jacket which covering the wrist depending on the weather. Long trousers or jeans covering the ankles. And closed in shoes or boots, runners are OK, but leave the steal caps boots at home.
If there is storm and tempest, lighting overhead and or hailing we will make for cover. Yes, we still train and do lessons in the rain, it is better to experience wet roads with me guiding you on how to ride in adverse weather conditions. Just imagine having no wet weather Emergency Braking experience and being confronted with that on the day of your assessment, let alone having do it for real! Cyclones are the exception, we will put our bikes away and arrange for a lesson on another fine day.
The best place to start your journey is the Western Australian Department of Transport website, this link will take you to ‘My driver’s licence’ page where depending on your circumstances you will find the information to start towards you riding goal.
Go to your nearest Licensing Centre and ask to apply for a Learner’s Permit to ride a motorcycle, scooter or moped. Once you have ID yourself and paid for the permit you can then sit a 30 question theory test, get the appropriate number questions right you will be then issued with a Western Australia Learner’s Permit.
You can now make arrangements to learn to ride by contacting us at Enjoy Your Ride, I will be happy to receive you call and discuss your training requirements. If you are undecided you can go to our Pre Licence Training page and browse the options that are available to you.
Let’s have a chat about your training requirements.
Call me on 0431 992 231 and if I don’t answer, please leave a message as you are just as important to me as the student that I am currently training. You could text me and I call when we are both free so as not to play phone tag.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org with you details and answer your communication at the end of the day when I am sitting down with a cuppa.