So, we are being inundated with people asking about the new M-GLS, no your mate is wrong, you don’t have to complete 30 hours in a log book & no it’s not going to cost thousands of dollars! Yes, it is a really good thing being introduced, we have done the new training & assessments & have only positive things to say. It is going to make safer & better riders & also with the on-road components it takes away that terrifying first time out on the roads by yourself. So here’s all the info for you:
From 19th March 2016 under the M-GLS ALL Learner Permit applicants will have to attend a 2 day course. This gives you all the training to become a better & safer rider, this is a fantastic course which gives you lots of training & practice with a on-road component at the end. We provide helmet, bike & gloves, you need to have ALL skin covered. It is imperative that you read the Victorian Rider Handbook (at least 3 times!) as if you do not pass the written knowledge test on Day 1, you can attend Day 2 but you will not be allowed to complete the on-road component which means no learner permit & you’ll have to come back to complete both the written test & the on-road component at your expense. Read the book, all the answers are in the Victorian Rider Handbook if you read it thoroughly). Upon passing day 1 & 2 you then obtain your motorcycle learner permit to go away & practice on your LAMS bike/scooter all the skills you have now learnt, in preparation for your licence assessment in 3-15 months.
All learners that complete their learner permit from 19th March 2016 must complete a check ride at least 3 months after passing the learner permit. This check ride is conducted in a group either on your LAMS bike or you can rent ours & takes 3.5 hours. The check ride is both on range & on road & we will provide valuable feedback & what you need to go away & work on to assist you in passing the licence assessment. You must then wait at least 1 month (don’t leave until last minute your learners is still only valid for 15 months) before you come back for your one on one licence assessment either on your LAMS bike or you can rent one of ours. You are then restricted as before for a further 3 years under LAMS. Learners prior 19th March 2016, are strongly recommended to complete the check ride, as this is a valuable tool in helping you successfully pass the M-GLS licence assessment.
We hope this clears up any confusion about what your uncle’s mates neighbour heard on social media about the new tests! We can’t wait to roll out this new system & look forward to making you safer, better riders.