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How long is the course?
Total: 9.5 hours. Thursday 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the classroom ; Saturday OR Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. riding and test.
Where is the course?
Thursday night Theory takes place at Sheridan College, either Davis Campus (Brampton) or Trafalgar Campus (Oakville). Motorcycles are not required for the Thursday night Theory session.
The Saturday or Sunday riding portion begins at either MTO training lot: Sheridan College Brampton (Davis Campus), 7899 McLaughlin Rd. Brampton OR Sheridan College Oakville (Trafalgar).
After the initial parking lot exercises, you proceed to the public roadways in the Mississauga and Brampton area OR the Oakville area.
You must attend the Thursday night Theory portion before attending the riding portion of the course.
Please see these maps.
What kinds of motorcycles are permitted?
Any two-wheeled, street legal and road worthy motorcycle that can attain highway speed (100 kilometres per hour) is permitted. Scooters, as long as they can attain highway speed of 100 kilometres per hour, are permitted. Three-wheeled vehicles are not permitted.
What will I learn?
After a brief parking lot session where riders demonstrate basic motorcycle handling skills, small groups of four riders head onto public roads, riding through residential, business and highway environments. Instructors provide structured lessons and lots of feedback to help develop riders’ pro-active safe riding strategies and increase situational awareness. Riders will also hone skills including curves, group riding and 400 series highway on and off ramps.
When does the test occur?
Testing occurs the same day you take the riding portion of your course. Road tests are conducted individually, and each road test lasts between 35 and 45 minutes. Testing begins at approximately 3 p.m. on either day, and will continue until approximately 6 p.m.
What’s on the test?
For the road test you are equipped with a radio and earpiece. You will usually be evaluated by the same instructor/examiner who taught you. Your instructor/examiner will give directions from a following vehicle as you ride through a variety of intersections and traffic environments; similar to those you were instructed on earlier in the day. With successful completion of the road test, you will you will be entered into the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s electronic system as qualified to upgrade to your full M.
After the test weekend you will need to visit an Ontario Ministry of Transportation DriveTest Centre to complete the upgrade to M Class, with no further tests or fees.
What is the fee?
The fee is $454 plus HST for the 2024 season, payable by Amex, MasterCard, & VISA. On-line registration only.
What do I need to bring to the classroom theory portion of the course?
You only need to bring your current M2 driver’s Licence, and motorcycle ownership and insurance documents. You do not need to bring your motorcycle.
What do I need to bring to the riding portion of the course?
You need to ride a street legal, road worthy motorcycle or scooter, which is capable of attaining highway speed of 100 kilometres per hour. You must wear a legal, minimum DOT approved helmet; a leather or textile motorcycle jacket; sturdy leather gloves; riding pants or sturdy jeans; motorcycle boots or other sturdy leather boots that cover the ankle. You must also bring your licence, motorcycle ownership and insurance documents.
How do I know if I qualify?
You qualify if you have a valid M2 Licence that you have held for a minimum of 22 months if you did not take an Ontario Ministry of Transportation approved training program, or for a minimum of 18 months if you have taken an approved program. When you come to the course, you will be required to sign an eligibility form, which states that your M2 Licence is valid, and you have held it for the required length of time. You may not take the course if your M2 Licence has expired. If you are unable to register for an M2 Exit course date before your M2 expires, you may obtain an extension from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation DriveTest (with proof of registration for an M2 Exit course)
Does the course run rain or shine?
Yes! We are all real-world riders, and deal with real-world riding challenges. We only stop for snow and lightning!
What if I’m not successful on the test?
MTO pass rates are extremely high. After all, you’re being trained by experienced, highly qualified instructors, who are all long time riders too. In the event you are unable to pass the test, or possibly experience motorcycle mechanical issues, re-tests are available on any subsequent courses, for $125. + HST.
I don’t own a motorcycle – can I take the course?
MTO unfortunately cannot provide motorcycles for this course. The best option is to borrow a bike from a friend or family member, if possible. Currently, there do not seem to be any motorcycle rental companies that rent to riders who are not fully licensed.
I don’t own a motorcycle and my M2 is about to expire! What can I do?
Your M2 expires 5 years (60 months) from the date you received it. If you don’t have access to a motorcycle, but do not wish to lose your M2 designation, you may choose to re-qualify for your M2 by enrolling in our M1X program. MTO provides the motorcycle and successful completion will secure you another 5 years with your M2 Licence designation.
I’m not sure if my bike will qualify as street legal or road worthy. How can I find out?
Motorcycles or scooters must be capable of attaining highway speed of 100 kilometres per hour. Motorcycles or scooters must be equipped with street legal tires, mirrors, functioning front and rear turn signals, functioning brake light activated by both front or rear brake control, functioning headlight, current validation sticker visible on licence plate. If you’re still not sure, or have a vintage or custom bike, please contact us for further information. If your motorcycle is deemed unsafe or not road-worthy when you arrive for your course, you will not be permitted to participate that day, and will be charged $150. fee for re-booking.
What if I’ve never been on the highway before?
At MTO, we’ll take you step by step through the process of safely entering the highway, riding along, changing lanes and exiting. With easy access to two 400 series highways, we’ll provide you with lots of opportunity to safely practice and gain highway skills and confidence!
What is your policy on CANCELLATIONS, TRANSFERS and REFUNDS?
For M2 to M training courses, cancellations are allowed up to four business days prior to course start. A minimum $50 cancellation fee will be applicable. Students are permitted a one-time transfer between courses at no extra cost if arrangements are made at email@example.com a minimum of four days prior to beginning of their course. Additional transfers will be subject to a minimum $50 fee each. Any refunds or credits for early withdrawal will be at the sole discretion of MTO.
Is there a waiver?
All students will be required to sign a waiver at the Thursday evening classroom session. Those aged 17 must bring a parent or legal guardian with them for the first portion of the classroom session.
Waiver Link: M2_Waiver_2024.pdf
What if my question hasn’t been answered here or I need more detailed information?
Please don’t hesitate to call our office. We love talking to riders!