How To Get A Kansas Motorcycle License
Before you can start driving your motorcycle in the state of Kansas you're going to need to get the right endorsements. Before you get this endorsement you'll need to pass both a knowledge and on-cycle skills test. Other things you'll need are proof of residence, good marks on a vision screening, along with having a valid driver's license in Kansas. You also must be at least 17 years old to get this endorsement.
Learner's permits are available and only require passing the knowledge portion of the test. Individuals as young as 14 can get one of these permits, with a less restricted version being applicable to 16-year-olds. Those under 18 must have completed 50 hours of driving, ten at night, or have completed a motorcycle education course before applying for a motorcycle endorsement.
Kansas motorcycle safety courses are specialized courses that divide your time between learning in the class and testing your abilities on a motorcycle. In the classroom, you'll learn all the basics in how a motorcycle works and the proper way to ride one. Out of the class, you will practice the basics of moving, turning, braking, and much more. Once passed you'll be given a certificate of completion which can be turned into a DMV that lets you waive the testing and get your endorsement. These safety courses are all over the state, check out this list for one near you.
If you have just moved to Kansas and have a motorcycle endorsement from another state you have 90 days from establishing residency to have your license transferred. You'll need to provide proof of identity and Kansas residence, pass a vision test, pay fees and surrender your out of state license.
Kansas Motorcycle License Test Tips
The first part of the test is the knowledge portion. This part of the test will show that you know how a motorcycle works, what techniques you'll need to use, and basic traffic symbols. Using the practice tests on this website in conjunction with the operator's manual will give you the tools to be able to ace this test. On this test, you'll have 25 multiple choice questions, many of which have diagrams. To pass this part of the exam you must get a minimum of 80%, or 20 questions, correct. Once passed you'll be eligible for getting a motorcycle learner's permit.
The next part you need to pass is the on-motorcycle skills test. During this test, you'll be teamed up with an examiner who will give you a set of instructions that you will need to follow. Some of the things you'll be tested on is knowing your motorcycle, adjusting your speed, and specific skills like stopping, swerving, and accelerating. To set up a test get with your local Kansas Department of Transportation and schedule an appointment.
Information on the Kansas Department of Revenue,
Division of Vehicles
The KDOV is responsible for testing student drivers and licensing all drivers. To schedule your licensing examination or get more information contact them via:
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Additional Kansas Motorcycle License Helpful Links
Please use the links below to learn more about helpful topics related to the Kansas motorcycle license test or other motorcycle license related topics.
- Kansas Motorcycle Rider Handbook
- Kansas Motorcycle Training
- Kansas Drivers License Practice Test
- Kansas CDL Practice Test