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To operate a motorcycle in Oregon, you must have a motorcycle instruction permit or a motorcycle endorsement for a 2-wheeled or 3-wheeled motorcycle on your driver's license. Licenses are issued by Driver and Motor Vehicle (DMV) Services. You can apply for an instruction permit or endorsement at age 16. A motorcycle permit or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.
To receive a motorcycle instruction permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. To receive a 2-wheel motorcycle endorsement, you must successfully complete either the Basic Rider Training (BRT) or Intermediate Rider Training (IRT) course from Team Oregon. Additionally, you will need to submit an application and documentation, pass the vision screening, and pay the fees. Applicants who complete the BRT course are not required to take the motorcycle knowledge or skills tests. Those who complete the IRT course must pass the motorcycle skills test. To receive a 3-wheel motorcycle endorsement, you must apply, submit your documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision, knowledge, and skills tests.
Tests are scheduled through the DMV. Only five locations in the state offer testing for a 3-wheel motorcycle endorsement. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions about road rules and safety. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail, you must schedule your retest with the DMV.