A motorcycle is a two-wheeled motor vehicle that has:
- a minimum seat height of 650 mm (26 inches)
- a minimum wheel rim diameter of 250 mm (10 inches)
- a minimum wheelbase of 1,006 mm (40 inches)
- a maximum speed capability of more than 50 km/h
Motorcycles are categorized by body styles for rating purposes. More information about motorcycle body styles is available here.
You must be licenced to drive a motorcycle.
To legally operate a motorcycle in Manitoba, you must:
- Hold a valid licence of any class and stage.
- Pass a written or oral knowledge test.
- Obtain a Class 6 M Stage licence in order to complete the MSC’s motorcycle training course. Completion of this course is required before a Learner Stage licence is issued.
- Complete a minimum nine-month Learner Stage.
- Pass a road test to advance to the Intermediate Stage, a minimum 15-month stage.
Conditions contributing to motorcycle crashes are:
- driver distraction/inattention
- driver ability impaired by drinking
- losing control
- following too closely
Motorcycle training courses are available from Safety Services Manitoba. More information on the courses is available here.
Additional motorcycle safety information is available:
Please note, if the engine on your vehicle is not more than 50 cc and cannot exceed 50 km/h, it is a moped, not a motorcycle. Licensing regulations and driving techniques differ for mopeds and motorcycles. It’s important that you know the difference.