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Obtaining a driver's license for a motorcycle (Class 6A) in Quebec is a straightforward, if not lengthy process. Like most provinces in Canada, you need to complete a theory course and practicum. The latter can be completed in one riding season. However, unlike other provinces where you are allowed to ride solo after finishing your closed-track test (step 4), la Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) in its infinite wisdom has opted to make it mandatory for new motorcyclists to wait eleven (11) months before being eligible to take their road test (step 5). Making matters worse, during these eleven months new motorcyclists must be accompanied by a full licensed motorcyclist. Otherwise if you are stopped by the police, for any reason, you can lose your probationary license, have your motorcycle impounded and face a hefty fine.