How To Get Your Motorcycle Licence
If you’re thinking about getting your complete Motorcycle Drivers Licence, there are three things you’ll need to do:
- You need to be eligible
- You need to pass four exams
- You need to move through the three stages of the MGDL program
To qualify for a Learner’s Licence is quite simple. You’ll need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18, you will need a guardian’s or parent’s approval. Besides being old enough to drive, you’ll also need to hold a Class 5 driver’s licence. An additional suggestion is to review the Motorcycle Handbook with SGI to learn more about the rules of the road before your exam.
If you can apply for your Motorcycle licence, all that is left is passing a couple of exams:
Basic Knowledge Exam
This exam tests your understanding of the rules of the road. During the basic knowledge exam, you will also have a vision exam done (don’t worry, you won’t have to study for this one!).
This exam tests your knowledge of the meaning of traffic signs.
Motorcycle Knowledge Exam
This exam tests your understanding of the road rules applicable to motorcycles specifically.
For the above exams, Walk-Ins are welcome at the Regina & Saskatoon Central offices.
Basic Ability Road Test OR SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course.
You have two options for this last step in the exam process. Either take a basic ability road test or complete an SGI-approved motorcycle training course.
If you choose the Basic Ability Road Test: you will be tested on your ability to identify controls, start, stop, turn, and balance. Road Tests require that you book an appointment ahead of time and bring your motorcycle to be tested on.
If you choose the SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course: you won’t be required to pay a $500 Drivers Licence fee every time you move through a stage in the MGDL program. It also won’t be necessary to take the Basic Abilities Road Test, and you won’t receive an “R” engine size restriction on your driver’s licence.
Another perk to taking the SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course instead of the Basic Ability Road Test is that you would qualify for a Safe Driver Recognition discount on your plates once you enter the Novice 2 stage of the MGDL Program. Without taking an SGI-Approved Motorcycle Training Course, you will need to wait until you graduate with the full M endorsement to qualify for this discount.
Once you’ve passed all four exams, you get your Motorcycle Learners Licence! Congrats! But getting your learners is just part of the journey, and there is so much more to know about being a motorcycle licence holder!
Click through to learn about the MGDL program’s different stages, the Reduced No Fault option, AND how to save money insuring your bike.
Want to book your road test? Give us a shout, and we would be happy to help!