The process for getting a motorcycle licence in Quebec is convoluted — quelle surprise! You must start the process by acquiring your Class 6R learner’s licence. You must be 16 years old, with a parent or guardian’s permission if you are under 18, to get the Class 6R. You must also pass a written test and vision test. With your Class 6R licence, you can ride on a closed circuit or on the street with an instructor, as part of an approved training program.
Once you have your Class 6R, you must enroll at an accredited riding school; you have a minimum of 30 days to pass the riding course, which will include portions on a closed track, and then on the street, as well as classroom practical training.
Then, you can take a practical riding skills test on a closed track, and get your Class 6A learner’s licence. Pass this test, and you can ride with an experienced rider accompanying you (licensed for two years) for the next 11 months.
After those 11 months are up, you can take a road test for your Class 6A (unrestricted), Class 6B (125 cc- 400 cc), or Class 6C (125 cc and under) licence. If you do not also hold a Class 5 licence, you’ll be issued a two-year probationary licence; otherwise, you’re good to go.
For more details, including the process for acquiring a Class 6E licence (three-wheelers, like the Polaris Slingshot), click here.