Motorcycle Training

  • New bikes for SSM Motorcycle training

    Some of our shiny new bikes, just in time for motorcycle training!

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

    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.

    Registration now open

    We offer training in Winnipeg and the following rural locations – contact us for further information:

    • Brandon
    • Dauphin
    • Flin Flon
    • Thompson
    • Winkler

    SSM’s motorcycle training was featured on Breakfast Television on Friday, May 24, 2014 – if you missed it, check out the video and learn how you can get your motorcycle license!

    We offer:


    Motorcycle Training

    Students should consider their level of ability when choosing a course. The Gearing Up program is the leading course for training novice riders, while the Basic course is the minimum requirement for achieving a Class 6 license in Manitoba.

    Both courses include:

          • Motorcycle dynamics (slow speed balance, control and steering)
          • Clutch control
          • Gear shifting
          • Riding position
          • Traffic behaviour simulation
          • Collision avoidance
          • Braking techniques
          • Appropriate riding attire

    A 6M motorcycle license is required to take any SSM motorcycle course. (Learn more about licensing – download MPI’s Motorcycle Handbook)

    MPI provides a $200 rebate on the Gearing Up course when participants successfully complete the entire course (theory, practical and testing) pass or fail. Students can apply to Safety Services Manitoba for the rebate.

    Course fees
    Gearing Up Motorcycle Course – $430
    Basic Motorcycle Course – $300

    3-Wheeled Motorcycle Training

    SSM has developed a new motorcycle training course for three-wheeled motorcycle riders. This is an 8-hour course that provides safety information and practical hands-on training.

    Students must provide their own motorcycle, vehicle registration, a safety certificate and pass an inspection before the course begins. This course is restricted to Trikes and Spyders. Contact us for alternate arrangements if you cannot provide your own three-wheeled motorcycle.

    Course fees – $300 per student

    Experienced Rider Program

    This course is designed to give motorcyclists with riding experience a review of the fundamentals of motorcycle handling and control that every competent rider needs to know and practice. It also provides motorcyclists with no formal training the opportunity to take a short program to improve on existing skills.

    Course fees – $279 per student

    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 – $50
    Take the test a second time under the supervision of SSM instructors.

    4-Hour Refresher and Re-Test – $160
    Complete a 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.

    Class 6 Instructor Development

    Share the ride by becoming a motorcycle trainer. Our Class 6 Instructor Development Course will give you the skills and in-depth knowledge to instruct new riders and help experienced riders upgrade their skills. The 52-hour course includes 20 hours of in-class evening sessions and 32 hours of hands-on weekend sessions. Participants must have held a class 6 license for at least three years. Graduates are eligible to be part of SSM’s motorcycle training team.

    Course fees – $699.99

    Download the course information sheet!

    CANCELLATION POLICY: In case of a cancellation 48 hours or more before the scheduled course, a full refund less an administration fee of $50.00 will be applied.

    SSM REFUND POLICY: 48 Hour Cancellation Notice Required

    If registrants are unable to attend a course and do not provide 48 hours’ notice of cancellation, they will not be eligible for a refund of the course fee.

    If registrants wish to re-schedule and take their course on a different date, a transfer fee of $50.00 will be applied in addition to the course fee that has already been paid.

    Safety Services Manitoba has the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule courses. If substitute dates are not suitable for the registrant, they will receive a full refund.



    Learn more

    View the Motorcycle Training FAQ

    Check out the Motosport Motorcycle Safety Guide

    If you are a non-Manitoba resident please contact Manitoba Public Insurance at 1-800-665-2410.

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