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Updated on Sunday, July 20

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OMG: I want to get my M license but am not sure if its worth it in Canada, any thoughts? Also, if you already have your G, do you still have to go through the entire M1, M2, M tests, or do I get a short cut? haha Oh, and would I then have pay to renew both my G and M license every 5 years?

Any help is appreciated as I couldn't seem to find this info online.

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  1. I also want to know this stuff! I've heard when you get your M2 on the roadtest you essentially re-learn your G2, so if I don't have my G2 yet can I go through the M training and it automatically qualifies me for car driving as well?

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    1. When you get your M1 you can drive class G vehicles with G1 licence restrictions.

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    2. at 1a, I thought you could do that once you reach your full M license

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  2. As far as I'm aware they are completely separate processes. Driving a car and a motorcycle are very different things so you have to do the full process for each of them.

    It wouldn't make sense for a motorcycle training to qualify you for car driving because cars are much bigger and parking them is very different. Same with how car driving does not prepare you for the extra wind & leaning and different steering controls on a motorcycle.

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    1. I understand what you're saying. I do however think that a lot of G1 training is just general road awareness and experience though too, so it seems a little crazy to have to start straight from scratch.

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  3. when you take your written M1 test you will also have to complete a g1 written test regardless if you have your g1, g2, or full g licence

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  4. You still need to write your m1, get m2 then m. I've had my G for over 7 years an just got my m2

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  5. I have my M2 and this is how the process works. First off you need to write your M1 written test which also includes a G1 written test. It is really easy and there are a ton of practice test's online. This license expires in 90 days and you get your M2 in 60 days after you write your M1. Next, you should take a M1 SAFETY course which covers all your basic riding skills as it is much harder then riding a car. At the end of the course there is a riding test which covers your M2 drivers test. Once you complete the course and after your 60 day waiting period you will automatically get your M2. There is a good place in Kitchener called RIDEOMSA (http://rideomsa.ca/wp/) to do this. Finally, it is worth it but insurance is killer on a bike so good luck!

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    1. Did you rent gear (helmet, boots, etc.) for taking tests/lessons?

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    2. You have to provide your own gear. Your best bet is to borrow it or buy it. I ended up borrowing it.

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  6. Thanks everyone for the info, much appreciated! I'll have to give it some thought for sure :)

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