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Ask a Trooper: Follow motorcycle license requirements for 3-wheel vehicles

Q: What type of license endorsement would I need to operate the new Can-Am Spyder three-wheel motorcycle/vehicle in Minnesota? A: They are classified as a motorcycle in Minnesota, and you must have a standard driver's license with either a motorc...

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Q: What type of license endorsement would I need to operate the new Can-Am Spyder three-wheel motorcycle/vehicle in Minnesota?
A: They are classified as a motorcycle in Minnesota, and you must have a standard driver’s license with either a motorcycle instruction permit, a motorcycle endorsement or “also valid for three-wheel motorcycle” under restrictions.
You will need to take and pass the three-wheel motorcycle road test at a Driver and Vehicle Services testing facility with a three-wheel motorcycle. DVS recommends letting them know the type of bike that you will be using for the road test when you make an appointment.
“Motorcycle” means a 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, including motor scooters.
All motorcycle operators must:
* Have a motorcycle instruction permit or endorsement.
* Register their motorcycle and display a valid license plate.
* Carry liability insurance.
* Carry proof of insurance when riding.
* Wear eye protection: face shield, goggles or glasses.

Sgt. Neil Dickenson is a public information officer with the Minnesota State Patrol.

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