Zak asked in Cars & TransportationMotorcycles · 1 decade ago

How to get a motorcycle license?

I am 16 and I have a regular drivers license. I was wondering how I would go about receiving my motorcycle license. I really don't know any information so I could use all the advice I could get.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Much depends on the state in which you live. Go to your state's Bureau (or Department) of Motor Vehicles website; most of the information you're looking for should be there, including when the riding test is given (if your state has one), how many answers (or what percentage) you have to get right on the written test, etc.

    In my state there is a written test for your M/C learner's permit, then a 30-day wait before you can take the ride test (on your own bike, we don't provide them). Also, as you're under 18 a parent or guardian will have to go with you to sign waivers (and possibly even financial responsibility papers) for you to take the ride test.

    If your state offers the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course, TAKE IT!! The course is designed to teach people who have never ridden a motorcycle how to ride; in my state, if you pass the BRC you don't have to take the state BMV ride test - you just take your learner's permit and your completion card from the course to the license branch and get the m/c endorsement on your license.

    Among the advantages to taking the safety course is that it'll make your Mom feel better about her baby being out on a bike; the safety course provides the bike for you to learn on (usually a 250cc bike) and most can even loan you a helmet; and some insurance companies offer a type of "driver's ed" discount if you've passed the course.

    The course costs money (in my state it's $75, in Tennessee it's over $300) and again, a parent or guardian will have to come with you to at least the first session to sign a waiver.

    Source(s): I am an MSF-certified safety course Instructor and a BMV Motorcycle Skills Test Examiner for my state.
  • 1 decade ago

    Well first thing, I think that there is a law stating you have to take a safety course. But either way, go to your closest DMV and ask about the motorcycle test. It's really hard, just a heads up. I would recommend a small bike to use so it's easier to handle during the test. But since you're 16, the only thing you can do is take safety courses and such. Depends on the state but you usually have to be 18 to get your license.

  • 1 decade ago

    In illinois you cant get your license til your 18. Don't know if that's the same in every state. You'll have to check in your state. You have to take the written test to get your permit. For that you can only ride with another person that has an actual license. Just like with a car. But you both have to have a bike, not 2 on 1 bike. 18-20yr old have to take a riding course now. Once your done with that course you can get your license.

    Source(s): Have had a motorcyce license for awhile now.
  • 3 years ago

    i might actually advise getting your license in the previous you honestly get a motorbike. Your coverage expenditures would be decrease as quickly as you ultimately do get a motorbike than in case you had in basic terms gotten your license the day in the previous. as properly this might assist you to objective experience distinctive motorcycles as quickly as you're honestly waiting to purchase one. approximately storing your motorbike in an apt, i for my section had an place of abode that provided area for storing interior the basement which I saved my motorbike in for a whilst. It worked, yet became incredibly complicated to come back out.

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