Obtaining a Licence

Additional Information for the Motorcycle Road Test

This page presents the manoeuvres that will be evaluated during your road test. You will also find reference documents to help you prepare properly.

Evaluated manoeuvres

Entering traffic

Ensuring your ability to perform the appropriate visual checks and yield the right of way to other users while keeping control of the motorcycle. 

Travelling in a straight line

Ensuring your ability to choose the correct position within your lane, adapt and maintain your speed, and maintain appropriate safety margins. 

Stopping

Ensuring your ability to properly use the clutch lever, the gearshift lever and both brakes.  

Crossing an intersection

Ensuring your ability to do the appropriate visual checks and yield the right of way to other users. 

Turning

Ensuring your ability to position yourself properly to perform the manoeuvre, do the appropriate visual checks, adapt your speed, and yield the right of way to other users.

Changing lanes

Ensuring your ability to do the appropriate visual checks, maintain appropriate safety margins, keep control of the motorcycle, position yourself properly in the lane before, during and after the manoeuvre, and anticipate the behaviour of other users. 

Taking a curve

Ensuring your ability to adapt your speed, keep control of the motorcycle, adequately position the motorcycle within the lane, and ride smoothly in a curve. 

Parking

Ensuring your ability to keep control of the motorcycle, position the motorcycle adequately, and do the appropriate visual checks.

Where to find information

All the information is available in these publications:

To prepare for the road test, consult the following sections, which present the manoeuvres that will be evaluated:

Operating a Motorcycle guide

Chapter 1
  • Driving Techniques
  • Manoeuvres
  • Reacting in Special Situations
Chapter 2
  • Driving Techniques to Prevent Risks
  • Manoeuvres on the Road
  • Other Road Users
  • Avoiding Pitfalls on the Road
Chapter 3
  • Risks Related to the Driver
  • Risks Related to Driving Conditions
  • Risks Related to the Vehicle Used

Road Safety Education Program – Operating a Motorcycle

Learning objectives of practical training on the road:

  • understanding traffic signs and signals and obeying traffic rules
  • performing systematic visual checks
  • making your presence known and appropriately signalling your intentions
  • adapting your speed to traffic conditions (density of traffic, configurations) and environmental conditions
  • maintaining safety margins (at the front, rear and sides) with other road users
  • choosing the appropriate position within your lane
  • crossing intersections and turning at intersections
  • riding in a curve and in successive curves
  • entering and exiting highways
  • passing other vehicles
  • changing lanes
  • parking

Last update: March 15, 2021