Obtaining a Driver's Licence
3-wheel motorcycles (Class 6E)
To obtain a Class 6E licence, which authorizes you to ride 3-wheel motorcycles, you must hold a Class 5 licence and complete a driving course.
To drive a 3-wheel motorcycle (Class 6E)
hold a motorcycle driver's licence (Class 6A, 6B or 6C) OR hold both of the following licence classes: Class 5 (passenger vehicle) Class 6E (3-wheel motorcycle) complete the 7-hour Three-Wheeled Motorcycle driving course. This course must be taken at a driving school recognized by the SAAQ.
To keep your 3-wheel motorcycle driving privilege, you must hold a valid Class 5 or Class 6A, 6B or 6C (motorcycle) driver’s licence.
1 A 3-wheel motorcycle is
A motorcycle that does not have a side-car and that:
is designed to move on 3 wheels in contact with the ground is designed so that its wheels remain perpendicular to the road in curves is equipped with seats that the riders must straddle does not have a structure partially or entirely concealing the driver and passenger, except the part in front of the driver and the seat backrest
All 2-wheel motorcycles on which a conversion kit—composed of a metal structure and of a pair of auxiliary wheels aligned on the axle of the motorcycle’s back wheel—has been installed are also considered to be 3-wheel motorcycles.
2 Conditions for obtaining a class 6E licence (3-wheel motorcycle)
Driver’s licence: $35.70 – annual cost Adding Class 6E to a Class 5 licence: $16.60 Class 5 driver’s licence with Class 6E: $35.70 – annual cost
In order to obtain a Class 6E motorcycle licence, you must:
Hold a valid Class 5 (passenger vehicle) or Class 6A, 6B or 6C (motorcycle) licence Successfully complete the Road Safety Education Program – Operating a Three-Wheeled Motorcycle driving course at a driving school recognized by the SAAQ Pay the licence fees that apply
Class 5 learner’s licence or probationary licence holders are not eligible to obtain a Class 6E licence.
On a motorcycle, wear the right gear at all times
Wearing full motorcycle safety gear is your only protection in the event of an accident or a fall:
A helmet that meets safety standards, with a visor or protective goggles A long-sleeved jacket made of leather or an anti-abrasive material, such as Kevlar or Cordura Long pants made of leather or an anti-abrasive material Leather gloves that cover the wrists Boots with grip soles and flat heels designed for motorcycle riding
To find out more, go to the page
Motorcycle Helmets and Protective Gear.
At our service outlets, we accept payment:
in cash by Interac (debit card)—not available in some service outlets by cheque or money order
Payment by credit card is not accepted.
Last update: January 31, 2022