Both the Manitoba GDL program for passenger vehicles and the Manitoba graduated motorcycle license are similar in terms of being a three-step process. The intention of the Manitoba motorcycle GDL process is to ensure that new bike riders are able to accumulate enough knowledge and experience to safely ride a motorcycle on any Manitoba roadway.
Our team has put together the specific information you need to know, learn and practice at each stage of the Manitoba graduated motorcycle license process, in order to get your full Manitoba motorcycle licence in the shortest possible time period.
The Manitoba graduated motorcycle license program is a three-step process that helps new motor bike riders gain the confidence needed to become comfortable, safe and confident in all types of road conditions. Building a strong foundation along with lots of practice is the right way to become licensed to ride a motorcycle in Manitoba. We invite you to try our Manitoba motorcycle practice test for a quick refresher on the road signs and rules of the road that motorbike riders need to know.
Class 6L (Learner) License + Class 6I (Intermediate) Licence → Class 6F (full) Licence
The first step of the Manitoba graduated motorcycle license program is getting a Manitoba motorcycle Class 6L learners licence. This means passing a motorcycle knowledge test (practice here), a vision/medical test and successful completion of a motorcycle training course. The motorcycle knowledge test is designed to ensure all Manitoba motorcycle riders have a complete understanding of Manitoba road signs and road rules. The motorcycle training course builds on your theoretical learning and helps new riders learn the basic skills required to operate a motorcycle.
Knowledge test + Vision test + motorcycle training course → Class 6L (learner) Licence
You can get your 6L licence on 16th birthday.
Here's how to get your 6L licence:
Bring your valid licence for any other vehicle class
Take and Pass the 6L knowledge test
Pass a vision test
Complete an approved motorcycle training course
Step 2 of motorcycle licensing in Manitoba is focused on building strong motorcycle riding skills and developing a higher level of confidence handing a motorcycle on any roadway. You need to use the time between getting your learners licence and your 6I licence to practice as much motorcycle riding as you can. Make sure you have the appropriate motorcycle insurance coverage for your situation.
Driving with a 6L Licence for 9 months + Class 6 Road Test → Class 6I (intermediate) Licence
You must stay at the 6L level for a minimum of 9 months before attempting the Class 6 road test.
Here's how to get your 6I licence:
Bring a motorcycle in good working order
Bring your 6L licence
Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment
Take and Pass the Class 6 road test
You must remain at the 6I stage probation free for 15-months before you can move to the Manitoba motorcycle full licence stage.
Driving 15 months with a 6I Licence → Class 6F (full) Licence
The team at ICanDrive.ca has put together info on a variety of important Manitoba drivers license types to help drivers find what they need. Click the links for more information.
Depending on where you live the process of getting your licence can differ. Choosing your province or territory allows us to direct you to the right people and resources who can provide the best possible driver licensing journey information.