Motorcycle Requirements

In general, the motorcycle used for a Class M road test should be safe and in good working order. The road test will be canceled if the examiner believes the motorcycle is unsafe.

 

In addition, the customer must show the examiner the motorcycle’s registration document and a valid inspection sticker.

 

If the motorcycle is registered out-of-state, the customer will have to show the examiner proof of insurance coverage equal to Massachusetts’ minimum limits, which are $20,000/$40,000 for bodily injury and $5,000 for property damage. A policy or a certificate that lists limits of coverage serves as proof of the vehicle’s insurance.

 

The customer must also:

1.  Wear a helmet that meets or exceeds United States Department of Transportation standards. State law requires the helmet to comply with the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218. Helmets that meet this standard will be labeled with stickers on the inside and outside.

2.  Wear eyeglasses, goggles, or a protective face shield, unless the motorcycle has a windshield or a screen

 

Limited Use Vehicles

A customer who takes a road test on a limited use vehicle will receive a Class M license with a “J” restriction with the following description:

 

“Motorcycle – limited use vehicle only”

 

With this restriction, a customer will only be allowed to use the Class M license to operate a limited use vehicle.

 

Three-Wheeled Vehicles (Trikes)

A customer who takes a road test on a three-wheeled vehicle (trike) will receive a Class M license with a “J” restriction with the following description:

 

“Motorcycle – limited to 3-wheels only”

 

With this restriction, a customer will only be allowed to use the Class M license to operate a three-wheeled vehicle.