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What Qualifies as a Motorcycle?

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Whether you zip around town on a scooter or roar down the road on a hog, you should know how the state characterizes your ride. Learn more about what qualifies as a motorcycle and what doesn’t. For state-specific details, you can also refer to the motorcycle manual published by your local motor vehicle agency. You […]

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Ride By the Rules: Requirements for Legally Riding a Motorcycle by Kat Saks on

Ready to ride? Don’t be a rebel without a cause. Before you hop on your motorcycle, make sure you drive by the rules of the road. Get Your Motorcycle License or Endorsement While requirements for legally riding a motorcycle vary from state to state, all states share one common requirement: a license to ride. Depending […]

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Why Pay to Take a Drivers License Practice Test by Melissa Crumish on

Before first-time drivers can get behind the wheel of a moving car, they must first obtain a learners permit. This requires passing a drivers license written test, or what some call a knowledge exam. This test features a series of multiple choice questions (the exact number varies with state, but usually in the 20 to […]

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Where to Get a Motorcycle Manual by Melissa Crumish on

If you’re in the process of obtaining a motorcyle license, your state’s motorcycle manual is a must read. This handy tome details everything you need to know to pass a motorcycle license test. Topics include: Helmet selection. Proper clothing. Choosing the right motorbike. Body position when riding. Braking and turning. Maintaining proper distance. Negotiating intersections. […]

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How to Transfer an Out-of-State Motorcycle Endorsement by Melissa Crumish on

Moving to another state comes with many tasks, including updating your operating status with your new state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This applies to all operating licenses, including motorbike and motorcycle endorsements. After establishing residency, you will be required to transfer your motorcycle license within a certain number of days. New Jersey, for example, […]

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Safe Motorcycle Riding Gear by Melissa Crumish on

After settling on a motorcycle, focus on outfitting yourself with proper motorcycle riding gear. Don’t skimp. Don’t put it off. Make it a priority, for proper riding gear is as essential as gas in the tank and riding with your motorcycle license. Check the Motorcycle Handbook for Gear Guidelines If this is your first motorbike […]

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