What Do You Require As A Motorcyclist To Begin?

To start your Advanced Motorcycle journey with IAM Roadsmart you should have held a full New Zealand motorcycle licence for a period of at least 12 months. Ideally, you will have completed several ‘Ride Forever” Motorcycle Training Courses (sponsored by ACC in New Zealand) or other recognised Motorcycle Training Programmes.

IAM RoadSmart Advanced Riding is considered to be the next step, following the completion of the Ride Forever ‘Gold’ course.

What will I get out of it? or What’s in it for me?

On successfully passing the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Motorcycle Test, you will have become a full member of an organisation dedicated to enjoying motorcycling by riding to a standard that ensures the safe negotiation of traffic and hazards associated with modern day riding.

You will have gained the skills to deal with almost every situation that occurs and demonstrate advanced techniques to keep you safe, leading to a much more enjoyable riding experience.

As long as you continue to practice those skills and employ them at every opportunity, your riding pleasure will substantially increase. You will be awarded an IAM RoadSmart Certificate that confirms you ride to an Advanced Standard.

And After a Successful Test

Many of our members go on to become Observers, thereby ‘paying forward’ by helping others to achieve their advanced status.

Being an Observer is not compulsory, neither is it right for everyone but as all Observers will testify, your motorcycling attains an even higher level of skill and satisfaction when you are called upon to mentor others!

Many people just remain active members of IAM, joining in and organising rides (and drives with the car division) and building on the social aspects of riding with like minded and similarly skilled people.

Other riders will join the IAM car division Often it is easier to reach the required standard in another division as Roadcraft for Cars and Motorcycles are similar.

There is no question that being a full member of IAM RoadSmart improves your skill and just as importantly, the enjoyment of riding a motorcycle. There is no better reward than knowing, when you safely return from a ride, that you are riding to the highest possible standard!

Motorcycling is to be enjoyed and the IAM RoadSmart will have improved and will continue to improve motorcycling pleasure for its members. 

So, how do I join?