Not to worry, though, because breaking up the process into stages will make the Class M a more attainable goal.
In order to get the Class M in Missouri, applicants will need to pass a vision screening, written knowledge exam and on-cycle practical exam. To aid learners, the Missouri Department of Revenue, in collaboration with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), has prepared the Missouri Motorcycle Operator Manual. The Manual is freely available at Missouri DMV offices, as well as a PDF download below.
Before setting out on the road, it’s important to familiarize yourself with your motorcycle. While there are many things on the road that can cause trouble, your ride shouldn’t be one of them. The MSF offers a checklist that all riders should consider before starting a trip:
It’s common for beginners to get involved in motorcycle crashes, and borrowing someone else’s bike only adds to the complication. Before setting off on a borrowed bike, make sure you’re familiar with it before you get on the road. If you lend your bike to a friend, make sure they are licensed to ride and comfortable operating your bike. The MSF recommends the following if you’re going to use an unfamiliar motorcycle:
The MSF offers professional motorcycle training for beginners and more experienced riders. These courses prepare riders for real world traffic situations and ensure that they’ll stay safe on the road.