Driver's Licence - Motorcycle
Depending on the cylinder capacity of the motorcycle you want to ride, you must hold a driver's licence with one of the following classes:
- class 6A: all motorcycles;
- class 6B: motorcycles with a cylinder capacity of 400 cc or less;
- class 6C: motorcycles with a cylinder capacity of 125 cc or less.
To get a class 6A, 6B or 6C licence, you must go through a series of steps and meet the requirements set out for each class.
- be at least 16 years old; have the written Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority form (PDF) if you are a minor (under age 18);
- must first pass a knowledge test in order to get a class 6R learner's licence, which is valid only for the purposes of a driving course and for the SAAQ closed track road test;
- after holding a class 6R licence for at least one month, learners must successfully complete a driving course on operating a motorcycle, which includes a theoretical and two practical components and pass the closed-track test. Only then are prospective motorcycle operators issued a class 6A learner's licence, which must be held for at least eleven months, allowing them to practise with an accompanying rider on another motorcycle;
- the last step is a road test, which prospective operators must pass in order to obtain a probationary or regular licence to operate a motorcycle. The probationary licence is valid for 24 months and is intended for motorcycle operators who do not hold a passenger vehicle (class 5) driver's licence.