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All-Electric Future of Motorcycles: Arc’s Vector Angel Edition
British electric motorbike startup Arc is back in business. How does it hope to reshape the riding experience?
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Jerry
Oct 22, 2022
How to Get a South Dakota Motorcycle License
To get a South Dakota motorcycle license, you have to pass vision, knowledge, and driving tests.
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Jerry
Oct 18, 2022
A British EV Motorcycle For Under $5,000? Say No More
We’re in love with the Maeving RM1, an affordable, efficient EV motorcycle that looks almost as amazing as its price tag—find out more.
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Jerry
Oct 17, 2022
How To Get a Vermont Motorcycle License
You have to have a valid driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement before you can drive a motorcycle in Vermont.
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Jerry
Oct 13, 2022
How To Get a North Dakota Motorcycle License
There are multiple requirements to fulfill before you can get your motorcycle license in North Dakota. Here’s what you need to do.
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Jerry
Oct 12, 2022
How to Get an Alaska Motorcycle License
You must pass a written test and a road test to get your motorcycle license in Alaska.
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Jerry
Oct 12, 2022
How To Get a Wyoming Motorcycle License
You must pass a safety training course before you can get a Wyoming motorcycle license or endorsement. Here’s how.
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Jerry
Oct 12, 2022
How To Get a D.C. Motorcycle License
If you want a motorcycle endorsement in Washington, D.C., you’ll need to be at least 18, have a valid driver’s license, and pass a course and exam.
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Jerry
Oct 12, 2022
Where Is Lane Splitting Legal?
Lane splitting is legal in only one state, California, but four others allow modified versions, and many others are without regulations.
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Jerry
Oct 11, 2022
How To Get a Louisiana Motorcycle License
You must pass a safety training course or an on-bike skills test before you can get a Louisiana motorcycle license or endorsement. Here’s how.
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Jerry
Oct 09, 2022
Harley Davidson's Softail Slim Chopper Might Be Slim But It's Definitely Not Shady
Urban motorcycle fans who miss the Deluxe might have a fun ride on the Harley Davidson Softail Slim Chopper.
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Jerry
Oct 04, 2022
How To Get a Wisconsin Motorcycle License
You must pass vision, knowledge, and signs tests and hold a motorcycle instruction permit before receiving a Wisconsin motorcycle license.
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Jerry
Sep 30, 2022
How To Get an Arkansas Motorcycle License
You have to pass a road test to get a motorcycle operator license in Arkansas. This guide will help you prepare.
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Jerry
Sep 30, 2022
How To Get a Michigan Motorcycle License
Michigan law requires drivers to add a motorcycle endorsement to their valid driver’s license to operate a motorcycle. Learn more here.
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Jerry
Sep 30, 2022
How To Get a Connecticut Motorcycle License
To obtain a Connecticut motorcycle endorsement, you’ll need to pass vision and knowledge tests, get a learner’s permit, and take a safety course.
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Jerry
Sep 30, 2022
How To Get an Illinois Motorcycle License
You’ll need to pass a motorcycle safety course, driving and written tests, or both to get a motorcycle classification added to your Illinois license.
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Jerry
Sep 30, 2022
How To Get a Maryland Motorcycle License
Motorcycle drivers in Maryland must obtain a Learner's Permit, then a Provisional License, and finally a Class M Full Driver's License.
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Jerry
Sep 29, 2022
How To Get a North Carolina Motorcycle License
To get a motorcycle license in North Carolina, you must pass a motorcycle knowledge test and a road skills test.
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Jerry
Sep 29, 2022
How To Get a Tennessee Motorcycle License
You’ll need to complete a learning course, vision screening, skills exam, and more to get your Tennessee motorcycle license.
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Jerry
Sep 29, 2022
How To Get a Pennsylvania Motorcycle License
To get your Class M license in Pennsylvania, you’ll go through a process similar to getting a standard driver’s license.
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Jerry
Sep 29, 2022
How To Get a Massachusetts Motorcycle License
Massachusetts allows drivers over 18 to pass from a learner's permit to a motorcycle license with a road test, but minors need a junior license first.
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Jerry
Sep 29, 2022
How To Get a Nebraska Motorcycle License
You must either acquire a Class M License or pass a safety training course in order to get a Nebraska motorcycle license or endorsement. Here’s how.
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Jerry
Sep 29, 2022
How To Get a Rhode Island Motorcycle License
You must pass a safety training course before you can get a Rhode Island motorcycle license or endorsement. Here’s how.
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Jerry
Sep 29, 2022
How To Get a New Mexico Motorcycle License
You must pass a safety training course or road test before you can get a New Mexico motorcycle endorsement. Here’s how.
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Jerry
Sep 29, 2022
How To Get a Texas Motorcycle License
You must pass a safety training course before you can get a Texas motorcycle license or endorsement. Click here to learn more.
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Jerry
Sep 29, 2022
Nervous About Hopping on a Harley? Try Driving From the Sidecar
Sidecars have an odd and eccentric history. Harley-Davidson once built an especially weird one.
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Jerry
Sep 29, 2022
How to Get a New Jersey Motorcycle License
You must pass a safety training course and potentially a road test before you can get a New Jersey motorcycle license or endorsement.
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Jerry
Sep 28, 2022
How to Get an Arizona Motorcycle License
You will need to pass a driver’s ed course and road test to get a motorcycle endorsement on your AZ driver’s license or get a motorcycle-only license.
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Jerry
Sep 28, 2022
How to Get a California Motorcycle License
If you are under 21, you need to have an instruction permit for six months prior to applying for your motorcycle license. Here are all the details.
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Jerry
Sep 28, 2022
How To Get a Colorado Motorcycle License
To get a Colorado motorcycle license, you’ll need to either pass written and driving tests or a state-approved Motorcycle Operator Safety Training course.
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Jerry
Sep 28, 2022

All Questions on Motorcycles

What's important to know about scooter insurance?
I'm looking into getting scooter insurance for my new scooter. Is there anything I need to know? I've never had to get insurance before.
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Emily Maracle
Sep 02, 2021
Do insurance companies offer classic scooter insurance?
I have a vintage Vespa I inherited from my grandmother. It still runs incredibly smoothly, but I don't want to take any chances, and I'd like to get it insured. Is it possible to get classic scooter insurance?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 02, 2021
Do I need a motorcycle license?
I recently inherited my grandfather’s old motorcycle, and I’m so excited to try it. I wondered if I need to have a special motorcycle license to drive it, or can I just use my regular license and be good with that?
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Kevin Martinez
Aug 29, 2022
How much will my scooter insurance be on a Vespa Primavera 50?
I just bought a brand new Vespa and want to get insurance to protect it. How much can I expect to spend?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 02, 2021
Can I use positive equity in my car to take out a loan for a motorcycle?
I have about $10,000 of positive equity in my car that's only a few years old and has about 50,000 miles on it. I also want to get a motorcycle, but I need a loan to do so. Can I use the positive equity in my car to buy the motorcycle?
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Eric Schad
Nov 24, 2021
Does motorcycle insurance cost more than car insurance?
I'm moving to a big city soon, and I'm considering trading in my car for a motorcycle. However, I'm a little worried about my insurance rates going up, as I know motorcyclists can be considered higher risks. Will I pay more for insurance on a motorcycle than on a car?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 20, 2021
Should I put in a motorcycle claim if I was the only one hurt?
Should I put in a motorcycle claim? I hit a grease patch and crashed my bike yesterday. There wasn't anyone else involved. I am pretty banged up and my bike definitely needs to get repaired. Can I put in a claim just for me and my bike?
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Shannon Martin
Oct 06, 2021
Are motorcycle loans the same as car loans?
I want to buy a motorcycle with a loan, but I've only had a car loan in the past. Do they work the same? What are the differences and similarities?
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Eric Schad
Dec 10, 2021
How can I fit my motorcycle and car in my garage?
How can I fit my motorcycle and car in my garage?I have a pretty narrow single car garage. I recently got a motorcycle, but I don’t think it will fit with my car in the garage.
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Chloe Jenkins
Nov 25, 2021
How do I clear presets from a BMW 650?
My BMW 650 has been a great ride, but I’m moving in with my spouse now, and we need a car, not a bike. I’m planning on selling it, but I need to remove all the personal information first. I’m just not sure about how to wipe all my presets from my bike. How can I clear presets from my BMW 650?
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Ben Guess
Jan 04, 2022
Can I use my car as collateral to buy a motorcycle?
I want to buy a Harley, but I need a loan for it. I also noticed that motorcycle loan rates are higher than car loan rates. Since I own my car outright, can I use it as collateral to buy a motorcycle?
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Eric Schad
Nov 04, 2021
How do I fix a vibrating motorcycle engine?
I have been riding my motorcycle for the last ten years and haven’t had any problems until now. The engine vibrations have gotten so bad that my hands are numb after a short ride. How do I fix my vibrating motorcycle engine?
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Talullah Blanco
Jan 28, 2022
What will insurance cost on my Moped?
I want to get insurance on my new Moped—I just got it a month ago, and I want to make sure I'm prepared for anything. How much will it cost?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 02, 2021
Can I get a quote for motorcycle insurance through the Jerry app?
I recently bought a motorcycle and need to purchase insurance. Can I get a quote for motorcycle insurance through the Jerry app?
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Jack Walsh
Dec 02, 2021
What RPM should I ride my motorcycle at?
It seems like everybody has a different opinion about RPMs. My dad thinks lower is better for cruising but internet forums disagree. What RPM should I ride my motorcycle at?
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Bonnie Stinson
Mar 30, 2022
Are dirt bikes street legal in Illinois?
I just picked up a sweet new Yamaha dirt bike and I’d love to ride it to work. I’m living on the outskirts of Chicago, and it’s only a five-minute drive to the workplace—would it be legal to ride my dirt bike to work?
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Samuel Todd
Feb 28, 2022
How can I remove the bar-end weights on my Honda?
I’ve had my Honda motorcycle for a few weeks now and I want to replace the handgrips with something a little more comfortable. To change them, I need to remove the bar-end weights. Any tips on how I can remove the bar-end weights on my Honda?
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Chloe Jenkins
Dec 10, 2021
How do you take a motorcycle driving test?
How do motorcycle driving tests work? I don't understand how you could have an examiner on a motorcycle with you for a driving test!
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Liz Jenson
Mar 15, 2022
What happens if the other driver denies fault in an accident?
If the other driver keeps denying fault, will they not pay for my repairs or medical bills? I was in an accident with my motorcycle where another driver swerved and hit me. It's pretty clear it was their fault, but at the scene of accident, the other driving was saying it wasn't.
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Sophie Newman
Mar 09, 2022
How do you wash a motorcycle at a car wash?
I’ve only owned a motorcycle for a few months, but it’s about time to get it cleaned. I used to take my car through the car wash, but I don’t know how that’s supposed to work with a bike. Is there a good way to wash my motorcycle at a car wash?
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Joshua Levy
Nov 18, 2021
Will Harley-Davidson finance me for a motorcycle if I have limited credit history?
I've always paid cash for my motorcycles. Recently, I saw a new hog that I want to purchase, but I have limited credit history. Will Harley-Davidson finance me if I have limited credit history?
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Eric Schad
Aug 12, 2021
How do I fix a flooded motorcycle engine?
I was riding my motorcycle last weekend when I suddenly smelled gas and went home. My motorcycle didn’t start today, so I called one of my buddies and they said my engine flooded. How do I fix a flooded motorcycle engine at home?
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Talullah Blanco
Jan 28, 2022
How can I open a BMW top box?
I use my top box to store a lot of important things when I’m out on the road, but I just tried to open up my box, and it’s stuck! How can I get my BMW top box to open?
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Ben Guess
Jan 05, 2022
Does my Moped need insurance in California?
I live in Bakersfield and I just bought a Moped and plan to drive it this summer. Do I need to get insurance on it?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 02, 2021
Do motorcycles have cruise control?
Are there cruise control options for motorcycles? I think cruise control would make riding a motorcycle even more fun since you wouldn’t have to think about your speed as much. But I can’t find any cruise control instructions for my bike.
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Liz Jenson
Feb 28, 2022
How do I save petrol in my bike while driving?
I just moved from the U.K. to New York for work. I’ve read that New York City traffic is horrifying, so I want to get a motorcycle to make transportation easier. How can I conserve petrol while I’m driving?
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Eric Schad
Feb 04, 2022
Is it illegal to wear headphones while driving a motorcycle?
To me, there’s nothing better than going for a motorcycle cruise with some great music in my headphones. The only problem is that I just moved to a new state and I’m not sure if wearing earbuds is legal on a motorcycle. Can you have headphones in while riding a motorcycle?
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Eric Schad
Jan 19, 2022
How do you check the oil level on a BMW F650GS?
How do I check the oil level on my new BMW F650GS? I’ve never owned a motorcycle before and the last owner told me that you had to check the oil a different way, but I forget what he said.
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Liz Jenson
Jan 10, 2022
How do you trade in a car for a motorcycle?
Is there any way that you can trade in a car for a motorcycle? Call it a midlife crisis, but I'm sick of taking a car to work. I want to get rid of it as soon as possible and get a motorcycle instead.
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Joshua Levy
Jan 05, 2022
What type of scooter insurance should I get?
I want to make sure my new scooter is fully covered and I see that basic and full coverage are both options. Which is better?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 02, 2021

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