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Basic Motorcycle Training

We have been experiencing a large increase in demand for motorcycle training.  We are doing our best to add new classes. New Basic Motorcycle classes for, Winnipeg only, will be added on July 14. Check and register online July 14 starting at 7:30am to avoid disappointment. Classes fill on first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to view upcoming courses: Basic Motorcycle Classes

*Winnipeg Motorcycle Classes Only* Temporary new address for Winnipeg Motorcycle classes is 195 Haggart Ave. Applies to all Winnipeg Motorcycle classes until October 2021 only. Directions: Coming from the west (Eastbound on Haggart) drive past Day & Ross and take the first driveway on the West side of the building where the sign shows 195 Haggart. Drive to the Northernmost end of the West lot and park in the spaces nearest the two tall orange pylons.

Course Location: Winnipeg, CFB Shilo, Winkler, Dauphin, Thompson, Flin Flon
Course Duration: 6-8 hours practical
Course Fee: $350 per person

The Basic course is the minimum requirement for achieving a Class 6 license in Manitoba.

New riders will benefit from taking the Gearing Up Motorcycle Course which provides additional riding time and more advanced riding techniques.


A 6M motorcycle license(knowledge test) that can be obtained at any MPI Service Centre is required to take any SSM motorcycle course
All students must provide their own riding gear, including:

  • Sturdy jacket and pants (jeans and a leather or denim jacket)
  • Eye protection (visor on helmet or any type of glasses)
  • Sturdy boots that cover the ankle
  • Leather gloves
  • CSA, DOT, ECE or Snell approved helmet

Your riding gear must be inspected and approved by the instructor at the first session.

Course Description

The Basic course is the minimum requirement for achieving a Class 6 license in Manitoba and is intended for individuals who have some previous motorcycle riding experience. The course moves at an accelerated pace and verifies existing skills, instills proper basic riding habits and helps identify any bad habits to assist with transitioning into successful street riding.


Learning Outcomes

  • Pre-ride safety check
  • Proper riding position and balance of the motorcycle
  • Cold starting and shut-down
  • Clutch control
  • Motorcycle dynamics (slow speed balance, control, and steering)
  • Gear shifting
  • Traffic behaviour simulation


Download MPI’s Motorcycle Handbook