How do I get a Motorcycle license?

I live in Daly City, CA and I was just wondering how do I go about getting a motorcycle license? Do I need to own a bike, how do I practice, what are the steps?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    How to get a California Motorcycle License

    Ready to take your motorcycle on the open road? This article will take you through the steps to get your California motorcycle license with an extra emphasis on safe driving.

    The Rules

    Under California DMV guidelines, anyone who drives a motorcycle must have a Class M motorcycle license or motorcycle instruction permit.

    Applicants must be 16 years of age (have had your permit for six months), complete application form DL 44, give a thumbprint, have your picture taken, pay the $26 application fee, pass the motorcycle knowledge test, and a vision screening. The final step is to pass the motorcycle skills test where you will demonstrate your competency in motorcycle operation.

    If you are under 21, you must complete a motorcycle rider-training course given by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and provide a certificate of Completion of Motorcycle Training (DL 389) to the DMV to be issued your license. You will not be required to take the motorcycle-driving test at the DMV if you currently have a California Drivers License.

    If you are over 21, you may either choose to complete the course by CHP and provide the certificate or schedule an appointment at the DMV to take the driving test. (You may also call 1-800-777-0133 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, to make a driving test appointment.) You have three chances to pass the test.

    Prepare for the Written Exam

    The California DMV requires that all applicants must pass a written motorcycle knowledge test on traffic signs, motor vehicle laws and safe driving techniques.

    If you fail the exam, some states require you to wait until at least until the next day to take the test again and charge a re-examination fee.

    All motorcyclists are encouraged to study for this written test so you don't take a chance on standing in line at the DMV Office only to go home empty-handed. Online practice tests are available that provide real sample questions from the California DMV Motorcycle Exam. Take the California motorcycle sample test now and test your driving knowledge.

  • olz431
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    the easiest way is to take a class. Google Motorcycle safety foundation, and on the site, ou can find a class near you. You graduate with a certificate to get your license.(no DMV tests needed except for a written test)

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