The Class 8 road test is the first of two road tests that less experienced drivers must take to qualify for a full-privilege, Class 6 motorcycle licence.
The Class 8 road test is required for learning motorcycle riders who either
You take the Class 8 road test after passing the motorcycle skills test and holding a Class 8L motorcycle learner's licence for 12 months. (Riders who get a driving prohibition must wait longer.)
The earliest date you can take the test is marked on your licence.
The test, including feedback from your examiner afterwards, takes about an hour.
Before going out on the road, you do a pre-trip safety inspection of your motorcycle.
You should be able to show your examiner controls such as turn signals and high beams, and demonstrate hand signals.
The test route goes through a variety of riding environments, such as city streets, commercial areas, highways, and intersections with stop signs and traffic lights.
The examiner rides behind you in a car, speaking to you by two-way radio.
While riding, you're asked to do a series of manoeuvres. These may include
While performing these manoeuvres, you demonstrate these See-Think-Do skills: observation, speed control, steering, space margins and communication.
During the test, you pull over to the side of the road, then identify all the hazards you see within one block in front of you, and immediately around you.
To prepare for the road test
When you come for your test, bring
Note: If English isn't your first language, you may bring a translator for your feedback session after the test. Sorry, translators can't go on the road test.
The Class 8 road test must be booked in advance.
When you pass, you get a Class 8N licence and enter the novice stage of graduated licensing for motorcycles. After 24 months in the novice stage, you're eligible to take the final, Class 6 road test.
If you don’t pass the Class 8 road test, don't worry; you can take it again after 14 days.
If you approach stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights during your test, slow down and leave plenty of room.