Motorcycle Instruction Nova Driving School offers a comprehensive motorcycle training program that includes both classroom time and riding exercises (seat time). Our training programs will not only properly prepare you for taking the state road test but more importantly it prepares you for the real world challenge of motorcycle driving. Our certified instructors have years of experience helping new riders develop and improve their riding skills. Nova will also provide the motorcycles and helmets needed for training. The road to an Illinois Class M motorcycle license for Chicago area-residents begins with Nova Driving School!

We are the only Driving School in Chicago that prepares you for the Motorcycle Written Driving Exam.

COMBO SPECIAL: MOTORCYCLE TRAINING PROGRAM + MOTORCYCLE ROAD TEST

  • Motorcycle Program Phase I “Classroom” $110 Register

    • Includes Class M written exam permit preparation
    • Introduction to Motorcycling
    • Preparing to ride
    • Street strategies
    • Rider Capabilities and limitations
    • Common Riding Situation
    • Obstacles
    • Braking and Swerving
    • Risk management, awareness, stability, and balance
    • Passengers and Cargo
    • Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
    • 6 hour classroom

    $10 discount will apply once enrolled into Phase II

  • Motorcycle Program Phase II “Riding Exercises” $200 Register

    • Professional training and riding exercises led by certified instructors
    • Risk awareness and safety
    • Pre-ride Inspection
    • Primary controls
    • Riding Skills
    • Riding preparation for state road test
    • Use of our motorcycle for state road test
    • Riding exercises, plus Road exam preparation and state road exam

Additional riding classes available for a fee.

Phase I and II will give you a total of 14 to 16hrs of motorcycle training

  • * Class maybe canceled due to weather conditions
  • * Must complete Phase I before enrolling into Phase II
  • * Must have Class M permit before starting this class
  • * Motorcycle and helmet are provided for use during this class.

  • Motorcycle Road Test: $110 Register

    • Our instructor will meet you at the Secretary of State
    • Use of our motorcycle for state road test
    • Helmet provided for use during road test
    • *Must have completed an accredited motorcycle training program and provide Nova with a certificate of completion prior to appointment; if not, the purchase of a one-hour riding lesson will be required.
    • *Must have a Class M motorcycle permit prior to appointment (If you do not have a permit Nova can prepare you-additional fees apply)
    • Call us for availability for road test services
  • Class M Written Exam: $80 Register

    • Get your Free learner’s permit Class M before you ride
    • WE ARE THE ONLY SCHOOL THAT PREPARES YOU FOR YOUR PERMIT “CLASS M”
    • $80 can be applied toward any motorcycle package. This class is free when you buy our Combo Special package or Motorcycle Training Program.
    • Complete Motorcycle Rules of the Road instruction.
    • We will provide Information that will help you operate your motorcycle safely
    • Important traffic and safety laws
    • Practice Exams.
    • Fun and comprehensive.

*This class is free when you buy the combo special or the motorcycle training program.

Requirements for enrollment in Motorcycle Program:


  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must know how to properly ride a bicycle.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Students MUST bring the following items to class:


  1. Driver’s License
  2. Motorcycle Instruction Permit (Class M)
  3. Bandana (For more comfort in your helmet, Nova will provide you a helmet to use)
  4. Eye Protection (Glasses must have plastic lenses)
  5. Full Fingered Motorcycle Gloves
  6. Long Sleeved Shirt
  7. Full Length Denim or Heavy Canvas Pants
  8. Over-The-Ankle Boots with rubber soles. No heels sandals or open toe shoes allowed.
  9. Signed waiver from Nova (available on 1st day of class).
  10. Welcome to bring own DOT Department of Transportation approved helmet.
  11. Weather permitting dress code.
  12. Training deposit $90 includes your permit preparation great time to schedule your behind the handle bars.
  13. Multiple locations.