Riding Basics M2

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Who is it for?

For riders who wish to obtain an M2 Licence and a potential insurance discount.

Do I qualify?

To qualify, you must hold a valid M1 driving permit. In addition to the permit, you will be required to bring qualifying motorcycle riding safety gear. While previous motorcycling experience is not necessary, experience riding a bicycle is a prerequisite and mandatory for balance.

What is included?

The “Riding Basics” training program is comprised of 3 hours in class theory as well as 15 hours of practical training on our bikes. We offer a variety of styles to choose from including sportbike, standard and cruiser style bikes. Also, if unsuccessful at passing your M2 test, we offer one retest at no charge.

What Should I Expect?

Read below for details of what is taught and tested on both days of the course

WANT TO RIDE A VEHICLE THAT IS 50CC OR LESS? GET AN M2 'L' OR LSM LICENCE!

The M2L licence (also called an LSM) is the same as an M2 licence, with the restriction that you may ONLY ride a vehicle that is 50cc or less.

Do you have an LSM vehicle?

Requirements for a bike to be classified as an LSM.

Who is it for?

For riders who wish to obtain an M2 Licence with an L restriction and a potential insurance discount.

Do I qualify?

To qualify, you must hold a valid M1 driving permit. In addition to the permit, you will be required to bring qualifying motorcycle riding safety gear. While previous motorcycling experience is not necessary, experience riding a bicycle is a prerequisite and mandatory for balance.

What is included?

The “Riding Basics” training program is comprised of 3 hours in class theory as well as 15 hours of practical training. For this licence class you may use one of our LSM Motorcycles or provide your own. Also, if unsuccessful at passing your M2 (L) test, we offer one retest at no charge.

What Should I Expect?

Read below for details of what is taught and tested on both days of the course.

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M2 Course – In Action

The First Day

Everyone begins at the same level, learning to walk the motorcycle and getting used to the feel of maneuvering a motorcycle around. Balance, brakes and looking ahead are learned on an unpowered moving motorcycle. There’s a bit of pushing involved here. Students learn how to start up and shut down the motorcycle engines.

Now it’s time to get into first gear.

This means learning about the clutch and its friction zone. A lot of attention is paid to this step. Students must grasp the understanding of smoothly transferring power to the rear wheel with the clutch.

Students practice riding slowly and smoothly by keeping the clutch in the friction zone. This exercise is crucial to being able to handle a motorcycle at slow speeds such as in a parking lot or rush hour traffic.

The lessons progress step by step with students moving off from a stop, accelerating in first gear, executing circles and right and left hand turns. The emphasis is always on good clutch control, looking where you want to go, smooth progressive braking and shoulder checks. Each lesson is discussed and demonstrated throughout the course. Questions from the students are always encouraged.

As the first day progresses so do the students as they learn how to up shift and downshift, push steer, and very importantly, to look ahead and through the corners. By the end of the first day they’ve come a long way from where they started.

The Second Day

The morning of the second day is devoted to traffic awareness and defensive riding techniques. A great deal of attention is paid to potential emergency situations. Straight line braking, swerving around an object, swerve and stop and stopping in a curve are practiced for the first part of the day. In the afternoon, the M2 licensing test is discussed and demonstrated. The students are given practice time and coaching before the test is conducted.

M2L Course – In Action

The First Day

Everyone begins at the same level, learning to walk the LSM Motorcycles and getting used to the feel of maneuvering an LSM Motorcycle around. Balance, brakes and looking ahead are learned on an unpowered moving LSM Motorcycles. There’s a bit of pushing involved here. Students learn how to start up and shut down the LSM Motorcycle engines.

Now it’s time to get into First Gear.

This means learning about the friction zone. A lot of attention is paid to this step. Students must grasp the understanding of smoothly transferring power to the rear wheel. Students practice riding slowly and smoothly by partially engaging the throttle. This exercise is crucial to being able to handle a motorcycle at slow speeds such as in a parking lot or rush hour traffic.

The lessons progress step by step with students moving off from a stop, controlling their speed with the throttle, executing circles and right and left hand turns. The emphasis is always on good throttle control, looking where you want to go, smooth progressive braking and shoulder checks. Each lesson is discussed and demonstrated throughout the course. Questions from the students are always encouraged.

As the first day progresses so do the students as they learn how to properly accelerate/decelerate, push steer, and very importantly, to look ahead and through the corners. By the end of the first day they’ve come a long way from where they started.

The Second Day

The morning of the second day is devoted to traffic awareness and defensive riding techniques. A great deal of attention is paid to potential emergency situations. Straight line braking, swerving around an object, swerve and stop and stopping in a curve are practiced for the first part of the day. In the afternoon, the M2 'L' licensing test is discussed and demonstrated. The students are given practice time and coaching before the test is conducted.

UPGRADING TO YOUR M2 LICENCE:

You must ride under the restrictions of an M1 for at least 60 days before upgrading to the M2 or M2 (L) licence. Once you complete the course with RTI, you must wait 60 days from the day you received your M1, and then return to a DriveTest Centre to request the upgrade to your M2 or M2 (L).

IF YOU DO NOT UPGRADE TO YOUR M2/M2(L) WITHIN 6 MONTHS FROM TAKING AN M2 TEST WITH RTI YOUR RESULTS WILL EXPIRE. You MUST go into a DriveTest Centre to upgrade to your M2/M2(L) – it is not automatically applied to your licence.

Restrictions while riding with an M2 licence:
You must refrain from any and all alcohol and drug use.