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    SUMMARY: Ohio Motorcycle Manual

    Your Ohio motorcycle manual is your one-stop shop for information you need to know about your bike. You'll find information on how to get licensed, equipment checks and proper gear, and the state's motorcycle operation rules.

    What's in the Motorcycle Manual

    Your Ohio Motorcycle Operator Manual (MOP 0001) will give you a detailed overview of how to apply for your Ohio motorcycle license, including information on the testing requirements and ways to waive your skills exam. Continue reading for more information.

    To get a permit, you must:

    • Take a written knowledge test.
      • You will need to take this exam to get your permit and begin practicing on the road.

    Once you're ready to get your license, you must:

    • Pass an on-road motorcycle skills test.
      OR
    • Provide proof of successful completion of the Basic Rider Course to waive your skills test.
      • You must present your proof of completion within 60 days of getting your completion card.

    To find the full list of requirements to get your motorcycle license (including fees), as well as details on the state's motorcycle training courses, visit our Ohio Motorcycle License page.

    Proper Motorcycle Equipment and Gear

    Your Ohio motorcycle handbook will outline all the equipment to check on your bike BEFORE you ride (and how to do so), including:

    • Tires.
    • Clutch.
    • Throttle.
    • Horn.
    • Mirrors.
    • Headlight and taillight.
    • Oil and fluid levels.
    • Chassis.
    • Stands.

    In the manual, you'll also find the recommended protective gear to wear when you operate your bike, including:

    • Helmets.
    • Facial protection.
    • Goggles.
    • The appropriate clothing and shoes.

    OH Motorcycle Operation Guidelines

    You can read your manual to learn all about how to operate your bike, as well as Ohio's rules of the road for motorcycle operators. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Braking.
    • Lane positions.
    • Turning.
    • Shifting gears.
    • Following.
    • Signaling.
    • Passing other vehicles.
    • Sharing the lane.
    • Navigating hazardous road conditions.
    • Accident avoidance.
    • Riding at night.
    • Riding with passengers.

    Whenever you have any questions about how to operate your bike or the laws for motorcyclists, your manual is a great place to start.

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