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Everything you Need to Know about Riding a Motorcycle in NYC

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King Cycles of Brooklyn, N.Y., is the premier Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki dealer in Brooklyn! If you’re already a motorcycle enthusiast, or just getting started, here’s everything you need to know about riding a motorcycle in New York City.

License to drive in NYC

In order to ride a motorcycle in NYC, you need to obtain a Class ‘M’ rating on your NY driver’s license. To get this rating, you have to pass a DMV written and skills test. Don’t forget: the day of your skills test you need to bring a motorcycle, a car and another driver who has valid motorcycle license.

Did you know if you pass the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Beginning Riders Course you don’t have to take the DMV skills test? Not only that, but it will get you important riding instruction that could save your life and you can save money on your insurance!

Need to learn to ride?

A lot of driving schools offer motorcycle instruction courses, however it’s best to go to a school that is sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. In New York City there are 2 MSF sponsored schools: Trama’s Driving School and the other is at Bronx Community College.

Where do I park a motorcycle in the city?

Unfortunately, many commercial garages won’t allow motorcycles because they don’t want to responsible for damage while pushing them around the garage. Here is a list of parking garages and areas that allow motorcycles in NYC.

Need some riding buddies?

At King Cycles, we will not only get you set up with a bike, accessories and safety gear, but it’s the perfect place to connect with other riders!

King Cycles can get you on the bike that is perfect for you whether it’s your first or your fifth! To connect with other city riders, and to get more tips, and updates from King Cycles, “Like” us on Facebook!

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