MSA - Motorcycle Skills Assessment (ICBC)
The Motorcycle Skills Assessment (MSA) is the first practical test required to qualify for a Class 6 or 8 motorcycle operator's licence. It is a vehicle-handling test, which assesses the rider's ability to operate the major controls of the motorcycle. Riders are assessed on 15 manoeuvres that are ridden in a series of circuits.
As VISC is a licensed and certified rider training school, ICBC allows our MSAO trained instructors to administer the ICBC MSA as part of our Novice Skills Course. Because Novice students are enrolled in our certified rider training program, this also waives the 14 day (30 day for GLP) mandatory waiting period in order to take the MSA upon receiving your learners license.
Students may receive up to two attempts in one day to pass the MSA, with a minimum one hour break between attempts.
(below excerpts are taken from ICBC.com)
What to expect
You'll be riding in a paved lot at slow speeds. You'll need to show that you can:
Identify the controls on your motorcycle
Push the motorcycle (non-powered)
Ride slowly and straight while using the clutch
Turn, including u-turns,three-point turns and right turns when moving
Accelerate and decelerate (this may include shifting gears)
Stop suddenly in a controlled manner (quick stop)
As you ride, your examiner watches
How you handle the clutch, throttle and brake controls
How you shift gears
Whether you keep your feet on the pegs
Whether you miss any turns or hit any traffic cones
After you pass
Once you pass the MSA, the following restrictions will be removed from your learners license:
60 km/h speed restriction
Need for a supervisor while riding
You will receive a new set of ICBC paperwork that you must take down to an ICBC Drivers Licensing Office within 30 days in order to be issued a new learners license with the above listed restrictions removed. All other learner license restrictions are still in effect. If your learners license expires before you receive your class 6/8 license, you will be required to re-take both the learners license knowledge test and re-ride the MSA.
We suggest that all students review the following ICBC handbooks for motorcyclists. These handbooks are available at ICBC Drivers Licensing Offices or click below to view or download them online.
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