Motorcycle Skills Test (MST) Prep Course
If you have motorcycling experience already and need the MST test done. This short course is for you. It is a 60min lesson on a easy motorcycle. You’ll practice the course and we will teach you how to pass it first try. We will then bring the motorcycle to ICBC for you to use. You’ll be the easiest test the ICBC examiner has that day.
This is NOT for self taught riders. If you want help, you can bring your own motorcycle to our lot and we will train you for $120/hr.
Please book your ICBC MST. Call them at 1-800-950-1498.
Port Coquitlam $200
Book at time between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Then fill out the form below. We train you two hours before your test time. For example; Your MST time is at 12pm. You will meet at our Coquitlam Training Lot at 10am. 1401 Lucille Starr Way. Coquitlam.
You must bring your own helmet, gloves and jacket. You are responsible for transportation to and from ICBC.
If you just want the motorcycle and no training. Or a Road Test Rental. Check out http://vancouvermst.com/
So what is involved?
The MSA is made up of 4 parts. Part 1 is a Slow ride, stop, U-turn, and slalom. For the slow ride you will need to use your clutch and we recommend to rev the engine and ride your rear brake. This helps with stability. After the slow ride you will stop, wait for instruction. The U-turn can be done several different ways but it must be done within the cones. You will either need to ride the clutch or you can use momentum. It really depends on what kind of motorcycle you’re riding. Remember to look where you want to go! Right after the U-turn (without stopping) you will slalom between five cones and stop. This is Part 1.
Part 2 is a left turn from a stop, slow ride, stop, U-turn, and slalom. Essentially the same maneuver you just did. The only difference is the left turn. Get momentum, look left and continue into the slow ride without stopping. After the slow ride you will stop, wait for instruction. The U-turn can be done several different ways but it must be done within the cones. You will either need to ride the clutch or you can use momentum. It really depends on what kind of motorcycle you’re riding. Remember to look where you want to go! Right after the U-turn (without stopping) you will slalom between five cones and stop.
Part 3 & 4 are exactly the same. You will start with a right turn. Get forward momentum and then look where you want to go. Once you complete the right turn get up to 25kph quickly. No need to shift unless you want to. Slow down before the corner. Take the big turn, looking where you want to go. Straighten out and get back up to 25kph. Hold 25kph and wait for the signal to stop. This is critical! You cannot anticipate the signal to stop. Do not cover the controls. Do not ease off the throttle. Head and eyes up looking straight forward. Once you get the signal come to a complete stop (ensuring you are 1st Gear) smoothly and progressively. Avoid locking up the rear brake, if you do release it immediately. Once you have come to a complete stop, wait for instruction. You will do it all over again. After the second time you have completed the MSA. At this point they will tell you to shut off the bike and they will explain your Pass or Fail.
The most common reasons people fail the MSA is the U-turn and the Quick Stop. The U-turn requires momentum. Do not attempt this at 1-3kph. You need more speed. Once you have the momentum then look where you are going and DO NOT look anywhere else. The Quick Stop is challenging as you have a certain amount of distance to complete it in. Locking up the rear brake increases your stopping distance immensely. It is very important to have a good feel for the motorcycle you’re riding.
Remember to relax. Motorcycle riding is about feel, being too tense will make it more difficult.