Manitoba’s graduated licensing program starts with a written test. Completion of this gets you an M class licence, valid only for the province’s official one-day Motorcycle Training Course, where you’ll learn basic motorcycle handling skills . You must also be 16 years old, and possess a valid driver’s licence of another class before starting this process.
Once you’ve completed your motorcycle training course, you can get your Class 6 (L) licence. You will have this licence for a minimum of nine months, and you will not be allowed to carry passengers during this time, and you must have 0% blood alcohol content. You also cannot ride at night, and you are not allowed to tow a vehicle, although it’s doubtful you’d do that with a bike anyway.
If you pass a road test after nine months, you qualify for the Class 6I (Intermediate) licence. You can carry a passenger now, but you still must maintain a 0% blood alcohol content while riding. Fifteen months after gaining your Class 6I licence, you can graduate to a full licence. However, you must still have 0% blood alcohol while riding, for 36 months after gaining a full Class 6.