To ride a motorcycle on the road you need a Class 6 (motorcycle) licence. You cannot legally ride a motorcycle on the road using a car driver licence.
The graduated driver licensing system (GDLS) has three stages:
Stage 1 – learner licence
Stage 2 – restricted licence
Stage 3 – full licence
You must be at least 15 years old before you can apply for a motorcycle licence.
Getting a motorcycle licenceMotorcycles: how to get your licence (Factsheet)
Getting your learner licence
Getting your restricted licence
What is the Restricted Licence Practical Test?
Getting your full licenceFull licence test for motorcyclists
Where can I find out more?For further information contact the Land Transport Safety Authority, PO Box 2840, Wellington, check this website, or call the driver licensing helpdesk, freephone 0800 822 422.