Download the official VT DMV motorcycle manual PDF or view online

One of the best states for motorcycles in all of New England, Vermont has great roads with incredible scenery with access to unique roadside amenities.  In the western part of the state, you must take in the historic Green Mountains and to the northeast is Lake Champlain, one of the most majestic of the Great Lakes.

Before you can explore the streets and roads of Vermont, you’ll need to get your motorcycle license and that means preparing to pass the state required motorcycle license test. Get started by reviewing the information found in the copy of the official Vermont Motorcycle Manual .

 Preparing With the VT Motorcycle Manual

If you want to stack the deck in your favor, give yourself an extra advantage with our  Vermont motorcycle permit practice tests.  When used in combination with the Vermont Motorcycle Operator’s Guide, you greatly enhance your chances of passing the license test the first time.  So what are you waiting for?  Start preparing now and before you know it, you’ll be exploring the roads of Vermont on your own terms!

Topics Covered in the Manual

A publication of the Vermont Department of Transportation, the Vermont Motorcycle Operator’s Handbook covers the following topics and more:

  • Motorcycle Examination Locations
  • Skills Tests
  • Appointments
  • Motorcycle Defined
  • Motorcycle Learner Permit
  • Motorcycle Endorsement
  • Motorcycle Rider Training Program
  • Motorcycle Awareness Classroom Training
  • Vermont Regulations
  • Hand Signals
  • Motorcycle Care and Maintenance
  • Annual Inspection
  • Vermont Motorcycle Skills Tests
  • Liability Insurance Requirements
  • Two-Wheel Motorcycle Test Course Layout
  • Two-Wheel Motorcycle Exercises
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Helmet Required in Vermont
  • Deer and Moose on Vermont Highways