Motorcycle Operator Manual
Information about wearing the right gear, checking equipment and more from the Secretary of State office.
Download using the link below.
Skills Testing Info
For your convenience, a PDF document with all the
information on this page
is available for download.
Motorcycle appointments will be offered on weekdays with either noon or late afternoon testing opportunities (weather permitting).
|Skills tests are conducted by appointment at Loy Norrix High School located at 606 East Kilgore Road Kalamazoo MI 49001. Appointment times vary based on the examiners availability. The examiner is not on the property unless he has scheduled appointments. Skills tests cannot be conducted if the asphalt is wet.|
The Secretary of State’s publication Michigan Motorcycle Operators Manual describes
the skills test requirements.
|No credit is available once the skills test begins. The test generally takes 15-20 minutes to complete.|
|If your documents or motorcycle do not meet state requirements you are not eligible to test.|
|If you have failed the motorcycle skills test basic control skills in the past 24 hours, you are not eligible to test.|
|Adults 18 or older are required to take a Motorcycle Safety Course if they fail the Motorcycle Skills Test twice.|
All Applicants Must Bring the Following:
|The $30.00 fee payable to Kalamazoo RESA by check, money order or the exact amount in cash.|
|The Temporary Instruction permit issued by the Secretary of State and your Michigan Driver’s License.|
|A safety approved helmet.|
|Valid motorcycle registration and current proof of insurance (please check dates of insurance).|
|A motorcycle that is in safe working order. The motorcycle should be one you are familiar with and used during your practice sessions. The examiner may stop the test for equipment defects if the defects are specifically prohibited by law, or if the condition of the vehicle would endanger the safety of its rider. |
Some of the equipment that will be checked at your appointment includes:
Brakes | Handlebars | Muffler | Horn | Mirror | Permanently Attached Seat
Lights (head lamp, rear lamp, stop lamp turn signals)
To schedule an appointment please call 269.250-9290 Monday – Friday from 8:00-4:00.
Voice mail is available 24 hours a day for your convenience.