Obtaining a Driver's Licence

3-wheel motorcycles (Class 6E)

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To obtain a Class 6E licence, which authorizes you to ride 3-wheel motorcycles, you must hold a Class 5 licence and complete a one-day training course.

To drive a 3-wheel motorcycle (Class 6E)

You must:

  • 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)

AND

  • complete the 7-hour Road Safety Education Program – Operating a Three-Wheeled Motorcycle driving course. This course must be taken at a driving school recognized by the Association québécoise des transports (AQTr) (website in French only). 

To keep your 3-wheel motorcycle driving privilege, you must hold a valid Class 5 driver’s licence. 

You do not need to hold a motorcycle licence to drive 3-wheel T-Rex- or Slingshot-type vehicles. A valid Class 5 driver’s licence allows you to operate such vehicles.

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)

    • Costs

      • Driver’s licence: $105.99 – annual cost
      • Adding Class 6E to a Class 5 licence: $16.20
      • Class 5 driver’s licence with Class 6E: $169.92 – annual cost

In order to obtain a Class 6E motorcycle licence, you must:

  • Hold a valid Class 5 (passenger vehicle) licence
  • Successfully complete the Road Safety Education Program – Operating a Three-Wheeled Motorcycle driving course. This one-day course must be taken at a driving school recognized by the Association québécoise des transports(AQTr). It consists of:
    • 3 hours of theoretical training
    • 2 hours of closed-track training
    • 2 hours of on-road training
    • a 1-hour evaluation
  • 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.

Last update: July 21, 2021