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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of liscence for Trike in your state

This is being discussed on the VTX board, I was surprised to see some states consider a trike needs a car driver's liscence and isn't considered a motorcycle (CA and UT) I wonder if its because there are alot of trikes with car engines?

So I'm curious, in your state do you have a motorcycle endorsment and tags for your trike? Oklahoma does!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 10:09 AM
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This is the definition from Iowa Code section 321.1

40. a. "Motorcycle" means every motor vehicle having a saddle or seat for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground including a motor scooter but excluding a tractor and a motorized bicycle

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In the UK you can ride a trike on a full car(cage) license you do not need to have a motorcycle license.

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In Ohio, you can ride a trike (defined as a 3 motorcycle) if you have a motorcycle license. You cannot ride a trike with just a car license.

However, you can get a 3 wheel endorsement on you car license id you pas the 3 wheel motorcycle test. With the 3 wheel endorsement, you cannot ride a motorcycle.
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 11:46 AM
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In California if you ride and motorcycle with a sidecar OR a trike you are not required to have a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license.

The vehicle is still licensed as a motorcycle.

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Florida you need the motorcycle endorsement and the course before the license...


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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 05:09 PM
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Mass still considers the trike a motorcycle thus you need an indorsement or just a motorcycle licence

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 05:24 PM
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Louisiana requires the MC endorsement to ride a trike.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 08:00 PM
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Michigan. Motorcycle endorsement on drivers license req'd. Registered the same as a motorcycle. They don't even differentiate between a 2 wheeler and a trike. As far as the State is concerned, they are the same animal.
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40-15-1. Definitions
(5) "Motorcycle" means every 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 a tractor and a moped.

40-5-23. Classes of licenses
Class M -- Motorcycles, motor driven cycles, and three-wheeled motorcycles;

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