IBT (Initial Basic Training) for Motorcyclists

IBT is training to a competent basic level and is not tested for a pass or fail result. The instructor must be satisfied that the trainee has acquired the necessary skill and knowledge level needed to be safe on the road.

The IBT course syllabus includes 4 modules, which have to be completed in turn. There is a minimum 16 hours tuition broken down to 4 separate modules. Once the instructor is satisfied that all modules are complete he/she will then sign off the trainee as competent and completing the IBT course. You will then be able to acquire your learner permit to ride on the roads by yourself.

As of December 6th 2010 all learner motorcyclists (Category A, A1 and M) will be required to undergo Initial Basic Training (IBT) before being allowed to ride on Irish public roads

Module One (3hrs) - This module is in the Comfort Galwaymotorcycleinstructor.com Training Centre classroom

* Motorcycle Equipment
* Motorcycles and their familiarization of controls
* Basic Technical Checks
* Taking Machine on and off the stand
* Basic Safety Checks (POWDERS)
* Moving the Machine without aid of engine
* Precautions before starting (FIGS/ PINS)
* Starting and stopping the engine

Module Two (5hrs) - This module is at the Comfort Galwaymotorcycleinstructor.com closed compound

* Stopping the machine (Theory)
* Moving off & Stopping in controlled fashion
* Ride in a straight line
* Correct use of brakes (all scenarios)
* Gears selecting and changing
* Junctions Left and Right using the Observation-Signal-Manoeuvre (OSM) and Position Speed-Look (PSL) routines
* Emergency stopping under full control
* Slalom
* U Turn manoeuvre
* Figure of eight
* Slow Riding under control (good fun)
* Explanation and Application of the Motorcycle System (OSMPSL)

Module Three (2hrs) - This module is at Comfort Galwaymotorcycleinstructor.com Training Centre classroom and Compound

* Legal Requirements for riding on the road
* Importance of knowing the Rules of the Road
* Visibility - "Be Seen"
* Road Positioning
* Rear Observation at appropriate times
* Road surfaces and Traffic Conditions
* Progress - Fast/Slow
* Hazard perception and anticipation

Module Four (6hrs) - This module is carried out on-road

* The application of Module 3 (in practice) whilst on a public road
* Dealing with Junctions
* Dealing with Roundabouts
* Dealing with Traffic controls
* Dealing with Hills (incline & decline)
* Dealing with Hazards and Obstructions
* This training will be conducted with bike to bike radio communication.

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