I, Michael Hohn, am a Certified Instructor, Registered with ICBC. Bonded & Insured.
Start Right is an ICBC Certified Motorcycle Skills Assessment School. Why wait to go to ICBC to do your Skills Test? We don’t just run you through the Skills test to practice all weekend, we teach you the skills you need to safely operate a motorcycle. We test you at the end of the training, getting you on the road with No Supervisor or Speed Restrictions within two weeks of getting your Class 6 Learners Licence.
I have lived in the Nanaimo area for over 25 years and my love for riding has taken me to new places, made new friends and has now brought me to this point. I look forward to sharing my passion in the Joy of Riding a Motorcycle.
I am committed to ensuring that you get the best possible training here at SRMT. It is my goal to help you Start your own riding experience in a relaxed, comfortable & friendly learning environment.
Whether you are new to riding or a seasoned rider, who maybe hasn't been on a bike in a few years, here at Start Right Motorcycle Training you will get the best possible training to increase your safe riding skills. You want to be confident, empowered and ready for what is around the next bend and to be able to share the experience of what it means to ride a motorcycle. What you can do to make yourself a safer, more experienced rider is to Start Right with the proper training.
The training you will receive at Start Right has the most up to date standards required by ICBC. This will give you the safe riding skills to make your own path on new roads. Our on-site School Bus Classroom allows you the opportunity to have all your training done at one location, being able to get out on the bike much sooner than other schools.
At Start Right, we can train and Asses you on any type of Class 6 Motorcycle. Whether it be a Cruiser, Sport Bike, Can-Am Spyder, a Scooter/Moped or one of those new Electric Motorcycles we can fulfill all your training needs. We do provide a Motorcycle, 250cc’s for your training & testing, you can bring your own if it meets the requirements.
Start Right is an ICBC Certified Motorcycle Training School. This means that our training curriculum has been approved by ICBC, which authorizes us to conduct the MSA (Motorcycle Skills Assessment) as part of our Courses. SRMT is also regulated to a maximum ratio of five students per one instructor, as well as ensuring we teach a minimum number of theory and practical training hours.
Uncertified schools are licensed by ICBC, however ICBC does not regulate what they teach, or the way they teach it. These schools have no minimum teaching requirements and no regulations on student to instructor ratios. Students of uncertified schools must also separately attend an ICBC driver services location to ride and complete the MST/MSA.
Make sure to ask questions and research the motorcycle training school that you decide to receive your Class 6 training from. At SRMT we offer the following:
• Separate Motorcycle Skills and Traffic training courses.
• ICBC Motorcycle Skills Assessment (MSA) included as part of the Courses.
• The 14-day waiting period to do the MSA is waived by taking our MSTP course.
• We offer year-round training. As we live on the “Wet Coast”, we need to be ready for all conditions.
• Women's only courses available.
• Weekend and Weekday courses available.
What does this mean for you? You don’t have to wait to go to ICBC for your Skills Test, only your Road Test.
(ICBC Motorcycle Skills Test may waived upon successful completion of the Approved Course and Motorcycle Skills Assessment).
We offer the Start Right Course at a $355 savings that will give you the skills that will last for a lifetime of safe riding.
• ICBC Certified Motorcycle Skills Training Program
• Min 25 hours
• Includes your Motorcycle Skills Assessment/MSA
• Motorcycle Traffic Course
• Road Test Preparation
• Includes use of motorcycle to your full licence
Min 5 hours of on-road training.
• Intersection Behavior
• Solo Rider and Group Riding Techniques
• Emergency Strategies
• Can-Am Spyder, Trike or Side-Car Course
• We can train you and do your skills Assessment on a Can-Am Spyder, which is provided for the course.
• One-On-One Training
• Advanced Strategies
A deposit of $200 is required at registration. Remaining fees due at first class.
Cancellations: If you wish to cancel a lesson, we require a minimum 48 hours of notice for refund of deposit.
No refunds on failure to complete courses once training has begun.
*taxes & ICBC fees are not included in our prices.
All programs include use of our motorcycle for your training & tests.
We can book your ICBC Tests for you with your permission.
If you are within 15 minutes late, you will receive the balance of the scheduled lesson currently underway, though still charged for the full lesson. If you are more than 30 minutes late you will be given the opportunity to rebook within 14 days using your existing deposit. Failure to do so will result in the loss of your deposit and any course fees paid.
Please contact us as soon as possible to get registered for a class.
Courses are limited to 5 per class and fill up faster during the peak season so make sure you get the dates you want by registering early.
Weekend Course - Thursday & Friday Starting 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday – Starting 10:00am
Weekday Course (Mon - Thurs) – Start Times Vary
Traffic Course – Times that suit us both
Road Test Preparations – Within a week of your ICBC Road Test
*Traffic Course and Road Test Preparation Course included in Start Right Motorcycle Course
We require a deposit of $200 at registration with the remaining amount due at Course Start-Up
*Taxes & ICBC Fees not included in our prices.