Getting Your Saskatchewan Motorcycle Novice License

The Saskatchewan motorcycle novice license stage of the Saskatchewan graduated motorcycle license program, actually consists of two phases, where new motorbike drivers develop stronger on-road motorcycle handling skills and gradually become a more capable motorcycle driver over time. To enter the novice stage, you first need to demonstrate strong motorcycle riding skills in a motorcycle road test. You then need to maintain a clean driving record over the course of both Novice 1 & 2 stages to ensure you can get your full M endorsement licence in the shortest time possible. Obviously, driving a motor bike on public roads also requires the appropriate documentation for your bike and adequate motorcycle insurance.

SK Class 6N1 Motorcycle License Process

Learner Licence + 12 Months + Road Test → Novice 1 Licence 

SK Class 6N2 Motorcycle License Process

Novice 1 Licence + Safe Riding (12 Months) → Novice 2  Licence

The Skills Needed to Get a Saskatchewan Motorcycle Novice License

The two novice licensing stages engage both the theoretical concepts one learns at the Saskatchewan motorcycle learner license stage and actual motorcycle driving practice, to demonstrate that you are a capable and confident motorcycle rider. Follow the requirements outlined in each of the tabs below to get the Saskatchewan motorcycle novice license - levels 1 & 2 in the shortest time possible.

For your Novice 1 licence

Learner Licence for 12 months

You need to have held your SK motorcycle learners licence for a minimum of 12 months before you can apply for your SK Novice 1 motorcycle licence.

For your Novice 2 licence

Safe Driving

To move to the Saskatchewan motorcycle novice license level 2, you must remain incident free with a Novice 1 license for 12 months.

For Your Novice 1 Licence

Study The SK Driver's Handbook

Reviewing the Saskatchewan road signs and road rules is a great way to refresh your mind on the driving laws that apply to all Saskatchewan motorbike riders and other road users. We also recommend testing your road sign and road rules knowledge with our series of SGI written test practice sets. They are free to use as much as desired.

Study The Motorcycle Driver's Handbook

The Saskatchewan motorcycle driver's handbook is designed to help both new motorcycle riders and experienced drivers learn key motorcycle handling techniques. Reading this manual from cover to cover is a good way to ensure that you've learned everything you need to know before attempting the SGI motorcycle road test. Again, we recommend testing your motor cycle driving knowledge with our free Saskatchewan motorcycle practice test.

On Motorcycle Practice

The 12 months at the learner stage should be spent thoroughly practicing all motorcycle riding maneuvers until you're 100% confident riding a motorcycle on public roadways. It's recommended that you practice on the motorcycle you plan to take to your SK motorcycle road test. You will be tested on your ability to drive a motorcycle safely while demonstrating some or all of the following maneuvers:

  • Starting, stopping and turning
  • Correctly obeying traffic signs and signals
  • Safely and correctly staying within your lane as well as passing other vehicles
  • Correct handling of intersections etc.
  • Anticipating and/or identifying hazards along with the appropriate response

Book Your SGI Motorcycle Road Test

Once you feel confident to attempt the SGI motorcycle road test, you need to book an appointment to take the test.

For Your Novice 1 Licence: 

Pre-trip Check

Prior to the road test, the examiner will check your motorcycle and ask you to demonstrate that key controls are in good working order. You need to bring a safe motorcycle to the road test appointment which meets Saskatchewan motorcycle safety requirements, otherwise your road test could be refused.

Motorcycle Road Test

Stay calm during the road test appointment and listen carefully to the examiners instructions. Do your best to confidently demonstrate your strong motorcycle handling skills. Try to avoid the following common mistakes some motorcycle riders make which could result in your failing the motorcycle road test:

  • Driving faster than the posted speed limit
  • Failing to stop when required
  • Failing to yield to other vehicles
  • Improperly or excessively using your feet
  • Failing to wear proper motorcycle riding gear ex. helmet, jacket, eye protection
  • Being involved in a collision where you are more than 50% at fault
  • Fail to follow the examiners instructions and/or require assistance from the examiner
  • Drop the motorcycle

Post-test Debrief

After the road test, you will be advised if you passed or failed this particular Saskatchewan motorcycle novice license test and be given a complete report on your motorcycle riding skills.

For Your Novice 1 License: 

Test day should be as stress free as possible, so make sure, at minimum, you print off or read through our test day checklist the night before so you are 100% prepared.

Arrive Early

Make sure you arrive early for your road test appointment to avoid being late. Late arrivals can be refused a road test opportunity.

Vehicle Safety Check

Your motorcycle must meet Saskatchewan motorcycle safety requirements, otherwise you cannot take the road test. Check all the controls and lights on your bike before heading to your test appointment.

Proper Gear

You need to have proper gear to take the motorcycle road test. Some key items to bring are:

  • Hand covering gloves and attire that completely covers your arms and legs
  • Ankle covering boots
  • An approved three-quarter or full-face motorcycle helmet

Bring your current licence

You need to bring along your SK motorcycle learner licence.

Red L motorcycle placard

You need to have your red 'L' motorcycle placard displayed on your licence plate.

Vision Aids

If you wear contacts or glasses, you will need them to take your SK motorcycle road test.

Applicable Fees

  • You need to pay $55 every time you take a SK motorcycle road test.
  • In order to validate your license should you pass you will also need to pay a $15 license validation fee.

Novice 1 Licensing Level:

Licence Validation

Once you've passed the motorcycle road test, you need to pay the $15 fee and validate your licence at a motor licence issuing office.

Minimum Licence Holding Period

You must drive carefully and remain incident free for 12 months in order to move to the Saskatchewan motorcycle novice license Level 2 stage.

Novice 2 Licensing Level:

Graduation Requirements

You have to remain incident-free for a minimum of 12 months at the Novice 1 level to become eligible to graduate to the Novice 2 SK motorcycle licensing level.


Unless you've completed an SGI-approved motorcycle training course and can show proof, you need to pay a $500 MGDL fee to the SGI in order to get your Novice 2 licence.

Minimum Licence Holding Period

For the next 12 consecutive months you need to ensure that you drive safely with your Novice 2 licence in order to graduate to the Unrestricted "M" level. If at any time during your Novice 2 licence 12 month riding period you are involved in an incident (collisions, suspensions, convictions etc.) you will need to restart the 12-month period and will be placed in the MGDL Improvement program.

Novice 1 restrictions:

Display Your N Sign

Saskatchewan motorcycle novice license drivers must display a 'N' (novice) placard when driving a motorcycle.

No Passengers

A novice 1 motorcycle rider cannot carry any passengers.

Restricted Night Driving

Do not drive between the hours of midnight and 5 am.

No Passengers

A novice 1 motorcycle rider cannot carry any passengers.

Always Wear Protective Gear

Saskatchewan motorcycle novice license drivers must always wear proper clothing, proper ankle covering boots, an industry approved helmet and eye protection when driving their motor cycle.

No Alcohol

Maintain a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of zero at all times.

Novice 2 restrictions:

At the SK motorcycle Novice 2 licensing level you still need to follow all the above Novice 1 restrictions, but are allowed to carry passengers and drive between midnight and 5 am.

Looking To Get A Different Saskatchewan Motorcycle Licence?

Saskatchewan MGDL Process

The Saskatchewan motorcycle graduated driver licensing process is designed to help motorcycle drivers learn all the essential motorcycle riding skills

Saskatchewan Learner Licence

A Saskatchewan learner license allows you to practice riding a motorcycle on public roads under supervision and develop strong motorcycle handling skills.

Saskatchewan's Full M Endorsement

Once you've completed all the SK MGDL process steps, you are able to apply for the full M motorcycle endorsement that is restriction free.

Looking For a Different Saskatchewan Driver License Type?

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