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Qride or Qsafe

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by wolverine_, May 18, 2010.

  1. Hi guys,

    I have been riding on overseas license for the past 5 years and now need to get a Queensland license.....my options are that inorder to get my full open license I can either do a riding test which costs $45 or do a Qsafe program (which is like a 8-10 hrs bike riding course) which costs around $300.......i am just not sure what they would get me to do in the test......is it similar to the car driving test??? please leave your comments and suggestions.....



    cheers !!!!!
     
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  2. Welcome to the forums. Please go say hello in the Welcome Lounge area so people are a little happier to help out (we really are a nice bunch!).

    2 posts asking for help and we don't know anything about you... don't be shy :)
     
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  3. training for 300 bucks sounds good to me, thats what i would do
     
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  4. The info is on the Qld Transport website.

    Basically Q-Safe is no longer than 35 minutes.
    It should be similar to the car test: Just riding around for a good portion of the time on the road. It is however likely that they will asses you on bike specific things: like tight u-turns and figure eights. Margin for error is small, you will likely be assessed on the spot for each task asked of you without being given a second chance. If you are a competent rider do Q-Safe.

    For Q-Ride you will be assessed within a closed course environment, culminating (usually) in a short road around the local streets. Will probably last about 6-8 hours. Basically they will check that you are competent in a number of areas like doing figure eights, that you are a safe rider (head checks), emergency braking practice and execution etc... whilst continuously assessing you throughout the day. If they deem you competent you pass.

    So all in all Q-Ride I think is more comprehensive, which is why it's recommended for learners. But as I stated above, if you have been riding recently for 5 years this might be overkill.
     
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  5. 5 years on a bike should mean you have a bit of experience, but may mean you have some bad habits? Only you can answer that question. Given that you are asking the question, I reckon q-ride is your answer.
     
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  6. actually I have been riding for the past 8 years....but that was on those 125cc mini cruiser thingies (its called Yamaha - Enticer) and my dad's 350cc Enfield.....and only got this R6 2 years ago......and was thinking the test would be the cheaper option as well.....
     
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