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Getting your motorcycle licence
What you need to drive a motorcycle, a motor tricycle, a limited-speed motorcycle and a moped in Ontario

In Ontario, there are 12 different classes of licence. Each class qualifies you to drive a different type of vehicle. The class of licence you have must match the type of vehicle you are driving. You need a Class G licence to drive a car, van or small truck. You must have a Class G licence before you can be licensed to drive most other types of vehicles. The only exception to this rule is motorcycles and mopeds; an applicant for a class M licence may get a Class M licence without first getting a Class G licence. A class G licence holder may not drive a motorcycle without a class M licence.

To drive a motorcycle you must be at least 16 years old and have a valid motorcycle licence (Class M1, M2 or M).

You must have the proper type of licence plate attached to the rear of your motorcycle or moped, as well as valid vehicle registration. You must also have liability insurance. Carry your driver’s licence, vehicle registration and insurance card with you in case a police officer asks to see them.

An applicant will have a condition added to their class M licence, if they pass the Level One or Level Two road test in a motorcycle that is not a full class M vehicle.

  • The M condition is added to your licence if you pass the Level One or Level Two road test using a three-wheeled motorcycle. The M condition means you are licensed to drive a three-wheeled motorcycle only.
  • The L condition is added to your licence if you pass the Level One or Level Two road test using a limited-speed motorcycle or moped. The L condition means you are licensed to drive either a limited-speed motorcycle or a moped only.