Download the official WI DMV motorcycle manual PDF or view online

The Dairy State is a haven for motorcycle enthusiasts as there is so much to explore in this scenic state.  The western part of the state features the Mississippi River and St. Croix River valleys and the roads in this area wind about making them ideal for a ride.  The northern part of the state is heavily forested with gentle rolling hills and the Driftless Area, with jagged and rugged terrain with cliffs and rock outcroppings, is a must-see for any visitor to the area.

But before you crank up the throttle you’ll need a motorcycle license in the Dairy State and that means passing the motorcycle written test.  Start preparing now by reviewing the information found in the official Wisconsin Motorcycle Operator’s Handbook .

 Preparing With the WI Motorcycle Manual

You’ll be ready to take on the open roads of this scenic state and better prepared for your license test when you use our official Wisconsin motorcycle practices tests in tandem with the handbook.  You’ll know exactly what to expect when you take the real license test and give yourself much better odds of passing the first time, saving you time and money.  So what are you waiting for?  Take that first step toward towards becoming a licensed rider!

Topics Covered in the Manual

This handbook contains a wealth of information from rider to safety to state specific traffic laws.  A publication of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Wisconsin Motorcycle Operator’s Handbook covers these topics and more:

  • Class M licensing
  • Motorcycle Skills Test
  • Motorcycle Laws
  • Lane Position (Turning)
  • Farm Safety/Rural Driving
  • Railroad Crossings
  • Preparing to Ride
  • Getting to Know Your Motorcycle
  • Borrowing and Lending
  • Know Your Responsibilities
  • Ride Withing Your Abilities
  • Keeping Your Distance
  • Passing and Being Passed
  • SEE – Search, Evaluate, Execute
  • Intersections
  • Increasing Conspicuity
  • Crash Avoidance
  • Handling Dangerous Surfaces
  • Mechanical Problems
  • Animals
  • Flying Objects
  • Getting Off the Road
  • Carrying Passengers and Cargo
  • Group Riding
  • Being in Shape to Ride
  • Fatigue
  • Earning Your License
  • Less than ideal road surfaces
  • Keeping Your Distance
  • Riding in Groups
  • Making Sure Other Motorists Can See You
  • Using Hand Signals