An M endorsement on a Class 1 to 5 licence gives you authority to operate a motorcycle, provided you:
- have held a Learner stage licence (Endorsement 6) for 365 days without interruptions
- pass a complete in-traffic driving test on a motorcycle
Note: You will need to supply a motorcycle for your test.
If you pass your motorcycle road test using a 3-wheeled motorcycle or a motorcycle under 50cc you will have the appropriate restriction1 displayed on your driver's licence and will only be permitted to operate a 2-wheeled motorcycle or larger motorcycle as a learner. If you would like to have the restriction removed, you must pass a road test in a 2-wheeled motorcycle which is 50cc or larger.
Novice 1 and Novice 2
Once the holder of a Learner stage licence has passed a road test, they graduate to Novice 1. The driver will then be required to remain incident free for 1 year in the Novice 1 stage before they are eligible to graduate to the Novice 2 stage. After the driver completes an additional year of incident-free driving in the Novice 2 stage, they will graduate to a full and unrestricted M motorcycle licence.
New for 2015: An "R" restriction (limiting the rider to motorcycles 400cc or less) will be assigned to riders in the MGDL program that use a motorcycle with a 400cc engine displacement or less during the basic ability road test (6 Endorsement/Learners) or during the motorcycle road test (M Endorsement). The restriction expires when the rider completes the MGDL program (graduates from Novice 2) and becomes a fully experienced rider. The engine size restriction will be waived for those who successfully complete an approved motorcycle training course.
You can find a driver exam office near you to book an appointment or if you have any questions, contact our exam booking office at 1-800-667-5111.