The state of Connecticut is widely known as the “picturesque southern gateway to New England” and with good reason.  It’s easily accessible from a number of surrounding states by motorcycle and the northern region of the state is home to rolling hills of Litchfield Hills and several villages that are centered around town greens with a large number of antique shops staffed by locals.  The central part of the state is home to the picturesque city of Hartford and the scenic Connecticut River valley.  The eastern part of the state has lovely sandy shorelines perfect for a ride.

But before you can explore all the state has to offer you’ll need a motorcycle license and that means you need to begin preparing for the state required written motorcycle test.  Start by reviewing the information found in the Connecticut Motorcycle Manual .  The handbook is designed to help develop your rider knowledge and ultimately become a safe rider on the streets and roads of Connecticut.

Preparing With the CT Motorcycle Manual

Want to help ensure you walk away from the testing office a licensed rider?  Get one of our Connecticut motorcycle permit practice test and give yourself the best possible chance of success.  Used together with the handbook our study material can be the difference between leaving the office with license in hand or going home empty-handed.

So what are you waiting for?  The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll be experiencing the open road!

Topics Covered in the Manual

 A publication of the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, the Connecticut Motorcycle Manual covers the following information and more:

  • Pre-ride checklists
  • Ride preparation – choosing the correct gear, knowing your road responsibilities
  • Accident avoidance tips
  • Hazardous surfaces to be aware of
  • Avoiding animal collisions
  • Mechanical problems
  • Passengers and cargo
  • Hand signals for turns
  • Complete licensing process
  • Riding in a group