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What are the equipment requirements for a motorcycle?

A motorcycle is defined as a motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding implements of husbandry.

Motorcycle inspection items include the following:

  • Brakes
  • Tires, wheels, rims
  • Steering and suspension
  • Frame and chasis
  • Fuel system
  • Muffler
  • Mirror (at least one)
  • Fenders (each wheel)
  • Seat
  • Chain guard
  • Vehicle stand
  • Horn
  • Speedometer and odometer
  • One headlamp (with high beam indicator)
  • One taillamp
  • One stop lamp
  • Passenger seat, footrest, and highway bars, if applicable