The state of Minnesota affords its residents an amazing abundance of stunning scenery for motorcycle riders along its many routes and highways. The land of a 10,000 Lakes provides excellent riding conditions in the spring, summer, and fall seasons. But before you can explore the road and highways of this great state, you will need to get your motorcycle license and that means passing the required motorcycle written test.
Begin your test preparation with the material found in the official Minnesota Motorcycle Operator’s Handbook . This handbook is designed to help you gain the knowledge you need to not only prepare for the exam but to be a safe rider as well.

Preparing With the MN Motorcycle Manual

While the handbook is a valuable resource, it doesn’t have the ability to test your knowledge.   If you really want to know if you’re ready for the test, we recommend our Minnesota motorcycle permit practice tests. When used in tandem with the handbook, you stand a far greater chance of passing the motorcycle license written test the first time. Nobody wants to take a test twice so start preparing today and before you know it you’ll be experiencing the freedom of the open road on your own terms.

Topics Covered in the Manual

The Minnesota Motorcycle Manual is published by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services and covers the following subjects and more:

  •   License and permit application process
  •   Motorcycle registration and insurance
  •   Equipment requirements
  •   Rules of operation
  •   Alcohol and motorcycles
  •   Motorized bicycles and mopeds
  •   Wearing the right gear
  •   Understanding your motorcycle and the responsibilities
  •   Basic vehicle control
  •   Maintaining distance
  •   SEE – Search, Evaluate, Execute
  •   Intersections
  •   Increasing visibility
  •   Avoiding crashes
  •   Handling dangerous surfaces
  •   Dealing with mechanical problems
  •   Road hazards – Animals, flying objects, getting off the road
  •   Carrying passengers and cargo
  •   Riding in groups
  •   T-CLOCS Pre ride checklist

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