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Whether or not you’re preparing for the Minnesota motorcycle test, the two most important resources to get your hands on are the Minnesota Motorcycle/Motorized Bicycle Manual, and the Minnesota Driver’s Manual. Both of these resources are available for free download on this website.
The Minnesota Driver’s Manual provides general driving information, as well as an explanation of Minnesota driving laws. The MN Motorcycle/Motorized Bicycle Manual outlines motorcycle-specific requirements, techniques and regulations and can be found below.
The motorcycle permit will allow you to get some hands-on experience riding a motorcycle on Minnesota roads. In order to get this permit, you’ll need to pass the knowledge test (a written test) at a driver examination station. The permit costs $21 and is valid for one year.
Once you’re confident handling your motorcycle, you may be ready for the motorcycle skills test, which is key in getting the motorcycle endorsement. The skills test is made up of four riding exercises that will determine your ability to control your vehicle, and examine your hazard response skills. If you pass this test, you’ll be eligible for the motorcycle endorsement, which permits you to operate a motorcycle on public roadways and highways in Minnesota. If you fail the skills test, you’ll be assigned practice time that you must complete before re-taking the skills test.
Before heading out for your motorcycle skills test, there are a number of things to consider:
Safe riding! Good luck on the test and we’ll see you on the road!