The Land of Lincoln has a wealth of great motorcycle destinations and notable cultural attractions. The Anderson Japanese Gardens are a must-see, as are a number of Amish villages scattered throughout the state. Other don’t miss destinations are Starved Rock State Park, the Shawnee National Forest, and the Spoon River Valley. It is a state with plenty of historical sites including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.

But before you can explore the roads of Illinois you will need to get your motorcycle license and that means passing the state written motorcycle test.  To properly prepare for the exam we’ve included a copy of the Illinois Motorcycle Manual. This handbook will give you the foundation of knowledge and skills you need to safely ride your two or three-wheel vehicle in the Land of Lincoln.

Preparing With the IL Motorcycle Manual

While the handbook is a great resource by itself, our official Illinois Motorcycle Practice Tests can really make the difference.  When used in combination with the handbook, our practice tests can give you the edge you need to master the Illinois motorcycle written test.

Topics Covered in the Manual

A publication of the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois Motorcycle Operator’s Handbook contains the following subjects and more:

  • Ride preparation
  • Using your mirrors, hand checks, and hand signals
  • Making sure motorists see you
  • Passengers and cargo
  • Mechanical problems
  • The complete licensing procedure
  • Riding in groups
  • Avoiding collisions with animals
  • Road surfaces to be aware of
  • Getting off the road
  • Intersecting roadways
  • Accident avoidance