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Motorcycle Training

Motorcyle training registration will re-open in March 2023. Classes fill on a first come first serve basis.

Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting out, Safety Services Manitoba’s courses provide valuable information to help you stay safe on your bike and on the road.

Operating a motorcycle requires a whole new set of safety skills to avoid a mishap or collision.

A 6M motorcycle licence(knowledge test) that can be obtained at any MPI Service Centre is required to take any SSM motorcycle course.

Learn more about licensing – download MPI’s Motorcycle Handbook

All students must provide their own riding gear as outlined on the course pages.

Your riding gear must be inspected and at the Instructor’s discretion,  approved at the first session.

We offer training in Winnipeg and the following rural locations:

  • CFB Shilo
  • Dauphin
  • Thompson
  • Winkler

We offer the following courses:



Re-testing Opportunities

Safety Services Manitoba has introduced two re-testing options for students who complete the Gearing Up or Basic motorcycle programs but fail the final test. You must arrange your re-test within 30 days of completing the course.

Re-test Only – $65
Take the test a second time under the supervision of SSM instructors.

Refresher and Re-test – $175
Complete about 3- 4-hour practical refresher to hone your skills before re-taking the test.

You may complete each option once before you must re-take the full course.

Contact us for more information.

Motorcycle FAQ

Is the course still offered if it is raining or cold?

Courses run regardless of weather conditions – be prepared and dress accordingly. Rain gear may be worn over protective riding gear. Rain or shine, you will learn how to ride a motorcycle!

Do you provide the motorcycle?

Yes – for our two-wheeled program. SSM provides a top-of-the line fleet of motorcycles for students to train and practice their skills. For three-wheeled and experienced motorcycle training, students must provide their own vehicle. For more information, see the program description.

What type of motorcylces are provided for training?

SSM has in use: Yamaha TW200 and Honda Grom.

Do I need to bring riding gear?

Yes. All students must provide their own riding gear, including:

  • Motorcycle helmet – CSA, DOT, ECE or Snell approved
  • Eye protection – face shield on helmet or any type of glasses
  • Sturdy jacket – motorcycle textile/leather riding jacket, denim or leather (jackets must be able to be done up)
  • Gloves – Full fingered, leather palmed (no knuckle cut-outs accepted)
  • Sturdy pants – motorcycle textile/leather riding pants or jeans (no sweatpants, track pants, etc.  Pants must not have holes in them)
  • Boots – must cover the ankles and be made of a sturdy leather with rubber soles (no athletic shoes/sneakers, high heels or leather soled cowboy boots)

I’m under 18. Do I need a parent to accompany me?

Only to the first session. If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must sign a waiver for you to participate in the training course.

Am I required to take the motorcycle course if I have a licence from another Province or a non-Manitoba resident?

If you have a motorcycle licence from another Province or are a non-Manitoba resident, please contact Manitoba Public Insurance at 204-985-7000 or 1-800-665-2410 for more information.