Motorcycle Basics

Motorcycle Basics

Most frequently asked questions and answers

Riding a motorcycle is liberating and thrilling, especially in the state of New Jersey, with all the long winding roads, highways, and scenery. But before you can enjoy that new Harley or Yamaha, you need to satisfy some requirements and become a legal motorcyclist. 

How To Get Your Motorcycle License 

In order to receive an NJ motorcycle permit, you have to be at least 17 years old and come with a parent or legal guardian’s consent when you apply. You will also need 6 Points of ID, such as a birth certificate, passport, school ID, utility or phone bill. The cost of a permit is $5. 

You have to practice riding. If you’re under 18 years old, you will be required to enroll in the MSEP Basic RiderCourse. 

How Old Do I Have To Be To Ride A Motorcycle In New Jersey?

Before even hopping on a motorcycle, it’s a smart decision to ride about the mechanics of the machine and familiarize yourself with key concepts. Having an idea in your head is going to come in handy when you’re faced with common beginner problems or later on when you’re on the road. 

That’s how you really get a handle on the motorcycle. Let’s get started.  Read More

If you want to gain valuable experience, then you go to school. The same applies to motorcycle riding. When you sign up for the Beginner or Basic Rider courses that are available from multiple organizations throughout the U.S., you are taking a giant step forward. Here is what to expect:  Read More

The YZF-R6 has been revised several times since its introduction. Starting with the 2003 model, when the R6 became fuel-injected.

Starting a motorcycle is easier than it used to be, thanks to technology. While there are various kinds of bikes, starting a Yamaha R6 or other fuel-injected motorcycles is more or less the same across the board. 

Here is how you start a fuel-injected motorcycle, like the Yamaha R6: 

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Under New Jersey state law, all motorcyclists in the state must carry insurance in the following minimum liability amounts: 

  • $15,000 for bodily injury per person
  • $30,000 for bodily injury to two or more people
  • $5,000 for damage to property

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Nothing compares to the feeling of racing down a highway on a motorcycle. You feel like you’re literally flying and that nothing can stop you. Unfortunately, there’s plenty of obstacles and mistakes that can happen on the road that bring an abrupt end to your motorcycle fantasies forever. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Date Institute (IIHS-HLDI) reports that the “federal government estimates that per mile traveled in 2016, the number of deaths on motorcycles was nearly 28 times the number of cars.” In 2017, a total of 5,172 motorcycles died in crashes and comprised of 14-percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths.

With around 8.5 million motorcycles registered in America, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, it’s important to note the top reasons motorcycle accidents happen. As a motorcycle enthusiast, we are all equally responsible for our safety, as well as the safety of those around us on the road.

Top Reasons For Motorcycle Accidents

Learning the main cause of motorcycle accidents will help you stay vigilant and ready for whatever the road throws at you:

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