Motorcycle Manual in Connecticut
If you plan to operate a motorcycle, you'll need to add a motorcycle endorsement to your CT driver's license. Be sure to study the motorcycle manual to get up to speed on the laws for motorcycles before taking the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) written test.
Continue reading for more details about the CT motorcycle manual.
About the CT Motorcycle Operator Manual
The CT Motorcycle Operator Manual (Form R-217) is offered as a guide to learning all about motorcycle laws and safety. The Connecticut DMV also provides access to a supplemental audio file called “Sharing the Road with Motorcycles."
What's in the Connecticut Motorcycle Manual
In Connecticut, there are particular traffic rules and regulations for motorcycles, which you can read about in the motorcycle manual. It also covers the following topics:
- Motorcycle licensing procedures.
- Safety equipment and clothing.
- Basic vehicle control.
- Sharing lanes and merging.
- Riding at night.
- Carrying passengers and cargo.
- Handling dangerous surfaces.
- Riding in a group.
You'll need to read the motorcycle manual to prepare for your CT DMV written knowledge exam, which you'll need to pass to obtain your motorcycle license.
Apply for a Connecticut Motorcycle License
NOTE: The CT DMV does NOT administer a motorcycle skills test. The requirement is fulfilled when you complete a motorcycle safety-training course.
To apply for a motorcycle driver's license in Connecticut, you must pass both a vision and written test. You'll also need to submit:
- A completed Application For A Non-Commercial Learner Permit and/or Driver License (Form R-229).
- If you are 16 or 17 years old you will need a notarized Certificate of Parental Consent (Form 2D) if your parent, legal guardian or spouse who is over 18 years old, will not be accompanying you to the DMV.
- Your CT driver's license, and motorcycle learner's permit (if required).
- Proof you've completed an approved motorcycle safety-training course.
- Payment for applicable fees.
For specific instructions and other requirements, see our Motorcycle License and Motorcycle Insurance Minimum Requirements in Connecticut pages.
As soon as you're finished reading the CT motorcycle manual, try passing a motorcycle practice test to make sure you're ready for the CT motorcycle written test.
Sample Motorcycle Practice Test Questions
Try to answer the following free DMV practice exam questions correctly to test your knowledge. For more questions, try a full motorcycle practice test to see how well you do.
Sample CT Motorcycle Test Question #1
To ride your motorcycle properly:
a) Keep your arms straight at all times.
b) Position your knees away from the gas tank.
c) Only turn your head and eyes to look where you are going.
d) Move your head and shoulders to look through turns.
Sample CT Motorcycle Test Question #2
Reflective clothing should:
a) Be worn day and night.
b) Only be worn at night.
c) Be worn while riding in the daylight only.
d) Never be worn.
Sample CT Motorcycle Test Question #3
As written in the CT motorcycle manual, the best way to stop quickly is by using:
a) The front brake only.
b) Both brakes simultaneously.
c) The rear brake at first.
d) The front brake only while shifting down.
For additional Connecticut MVD practice test questions, see our Connecticut Motorcycle Practice Tests page.
- Application for Non-Commercial Learners Permit and or Drivers License
- The Department of Motor Vehicles' application for a non-commercial Connecticut learner's permit OR driver's license.
- Certificate of Parental Consent
- The parent or legal guardian of a minor must complete this form to give the minor permission to apply for a CT learner's permit, driver's license, OR vehicle registration. Form must be notarized.