David Palmer – Proprietor, Instructor’s license 5555



David has been instructing motorcycle riders since 2001.

David has been riding since he got his motorcycle license when he was 16 in Sydney (more than 35 years ago!). He rode the 70 kilometres to and from school each day. David has ridden in places as diverse as New Delhi, Bangkok, Germany and London and has travelled extensively by motorcycle in Australia.

Thanks for your patience, professionalism and sense of humour!


Prior to working with Alert David gained considerable adult teaching experience through his position as a lecturer and as Head of the Production and Design Department of The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).


David started teaching for Alert whilst he studied Web Development at TAFE. When the opportunity arose at the conclusion of his studies to purchase Alert from its founders he did not hesitate.

He has a lifelong love of riding and a deep commitment to making motorcycling as safe as it is enjoyable.


Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment
Cert III Road Transport – Motorcycle Instruction 5799 Class 4
Motor Vehicle Driving Instructor’s License (Class ‘R’ No 5555)
St John’s Senior First Aid Certificate
Cert IV in Information Technology, Web Development

Current Motorcycle – 2015 BMW R1200GS

Dream Motorcycle – BMW R1200GS

Motorcycles owned – Yamaha 125 2 stroke something or other, Suzuki GN 250, Kawasaki Zephyr 500, Triumph 900 Sprint, Honda VFR 750, BMW F650 Funduro, BMW R1100GS, BMW R1100S, BMW R1150GS, Suzuki DR650, Honda CB600F Hornet, Honda VTR 250, BMW F650CS “Scarver”, 2007 BMW R1200GS, Aprilia 250Sportcity, Aprilia Factory, 2008 BMW R12OOGS, BMW Megamoto, BMW F800R,  Ducati Monster EVO 1100, Vespa  GTS 300Super, BMW G650GS Sertao