• Motorcycle Skills Testing
    Motorcycle Operator Manual
    Information about wearing the right gear, checking equipment and more from the Secretary of State office. Download using the link below.

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    Skills Testing Info
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    Motorcycle skills tests will resume in the Spring of 2018.
    They are conducted by appointment at Kalamazoo Central High School located at 2432 N Drake Rd Kalamazoo MI 49006 towards the south end of the parking lot.
    The Secretary of State’s publication Michigan Motorcycle Operators Manual describes the skills test requirements.
    Please visit www.michigan.gov/sos. In the Site map record  Verbal for 2 wheel and view testing information. 
    square bullet No credit is available once the skills test begins. The test generally takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
    square bullet If your documents or motorcycle do not meet state requirements you are not eligible to test.
    square bullet If you have failed the motorcycle skills test basic control skills in the past 24 hours, you are not eligible to test.
    square bullet 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:
    square bullet The $40.00 fee payable to Kalamazoo RESA by check, money order or the exact amount in cash.
    square bullet A legible Temporary Instruction permit issued by the Secretary of State and your Michigan Driver’s License.
    square bullet A safety approved helmet.
    square bullet Valid motorcycle registration and current proof of insurance (please check dates of insurance).
    square bullet 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)
    Information to schedule an appointment can be emailed to you if you write Diane.thompson@kresa.oror call 269.250-9290  .