At MTOhp, students will gain confidence in operating today's motorcycles safely and effectively. The curriculum, as developed by the Canada Safety Council, starts off with the very basics such as properly putting on a helmet, walking, and starting a bike before progressing to more advanced skills such as emergency braking, swerving, negotiating curves at speed, clutch control, and slow-speed riding.
The skills students will practice, on small-displacement non-intimidating machines provided by us, directly translates to larger motorcycles. While the riding portion of the course does take place entirely in a parking lot, we'll do our best to simulate real-world riding and traffic situations, including simulated emergencies.
Students will be put into groups and enjoy an overall maximum 5 to 1 student/instructor ratio. The instructors you will be paired with, will stay with you for most of the weekend. They will address any bad habits returning riders may have, and teach first-time riders the good habits that will soon become second-nature. All lesson objectives are clearly explained, justified, demonstrated and coached to successful individual completions.
At the end of the training session students will be given a riding skills test. Individuals who pass this test receive a graduation card. Students with a Class M1 will receive documentation to allow MTO to endorse their permit as a Class M2 after the 60 day minimum time they have held a class M1.
“Over the course of a 4 hour important lecture and two full bike days on a Z125, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learned a lot. In hindsight, if I were to go on the road without the tools that the MTOhp folks provided me, my chances of going home unscathed would have been relatively low.
Thank you, Doug, CC, Brad, Bilal, John, and Dennis, for making this course knowledgeable and enjoyable and for teaching us how to survive on the road. I will remember the head checks, and the smooooooooth clutch feathering.
I highly recommend you to take this course. You will thank yourself later (Y)”
- Ibsar H. (Google)
May 15, 2017