CBT Resources (Key skills)

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Key CBT skills - practical skills training

The second part of the CBT involves getting riding for the first time, but doing so with the relative safety of an off-road riding area. Key CBT skills are covered, such as using the clutch and gears, slow control skills and how to use the brakes. See below for some useful key CBT skills information.

Safety position

Motorcycle safety position
The motorcycle safety position is an essential skill that all CBT candidates should master and take seriously. [more]

1st & neutral

Selecting neutral and first gear on a motorcycle
Learner riders should practice squeezing the clutch lever to engage both first gear and neutral [more]

Pulling away

Motorcycle - learning to pull away and stop
The five main controls are coordinated – throttle, clutch, front brake, rear brake and gears. [more]

Slow control

Motorcycle slow control skills
Many situations require slow control skills e.g. filtering, slow moving traffic, riding or pulling away on a slope etc. [more]


Motorcycle figure-of-eight video guide for CBT students
Figure-of-eight involves co-ordination of clutch, throttle, rear brake, steering and correct riding posture. [more]


U-turn video training resources for CBT learners
Confidence utilising the u-turn helps with road scenario’s and can contribute significantly to rider safety. [more]

Operating gears

Operating gears - motorcycle video training resources
It is important to understand how gears are selected for road conditions, speed limits, hazards and other circumstances. [more]


Controlled braking skills for learner motorcyclists - video training resources
The front brake should only be used when the bike is travelling straight and should not be used in a corner. [more]

Emergency stop

Emergency stop braking skills
Emergency stops are a last resort, as good planning will prevent the need for such aggressive braking manoeuvres. [more]

Counter steer

Basic counter steering for learner motorcycle riders
Counter steering takes time to master and learners improve as they develop ‘muscle memory’ through ongoing practice [more]

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