I like the requirement that all motorcycle riders should take a basic riders course.
The discussion of this thread reminds me of a drivers license for a car. Just because I'm licensed to drive a typical family cage, doesn't entitle me to get into an 18 wheeler and drive down the highway.
I could see some sort of introductory familiarization course, when you move up from a 500cc to anything over 1000cc. Since the actual shifting and overall driving technique doesn't change, I don't think I'd make it mandatory, but preparing a rider for the additional weight and power and how that affects their ride, it would be worth it.
I wonder if the license I have in Connecticut is valid in all 50 States for the size bike I ride? Could I be ticketed in New Jersey, for example, because I did not have some sort of special license for a bike that is 1600cc? I would doubt it, but it makes me wonder, if in fact there are States that have tiered licensing.
As I sit here thinking about this, I can drive anywhere in my cage all over the United States. The rules and regulations are for the most part the same; but the driving test that I take in one State, if I were to move there, might be slightly different than in another State.
Here's another thing too, I believe some States, and maybe even here in Connecticut, there are laws that say that you can't ride after dark if you are in the first year of your licensing or if you are under a certain age? is that right?
I believe that's correct with cages, but I'm not sure if it also applies to motorcycles????
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Last edited by soupy1957; 03-03-2017 at 04:37 AM.