I am in Canada, not sure how it works, but I think I need to write my beginners first, then I can do the course. If I do the course I dont have to do a riding test for my M2. We have a weird system with three levels, at least for cars, I am guessing its similar with bikes. For cars we start with out G1, which means no highways and driving with our parents, G2 can do everything but drink and drive, thats a driving test with the ministry ot transportation, and then the G test. Not sure what restrictions are on the motorcycle one, but I know there is M1, M2, and full M.