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Montana State Laws


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Eye Protection
Not Required
Handlebar Height
No Restrictions
Helmet Speakers
No Restrictions
Lane Splitting

Not authorized

Lemon Law Coverage
Yes; Mont. Code Ann. 61-4-5
Maximum Sound Level
Max A-weighted sound levels based on measurement at 50 feet from closest point to motorcycle.
1) manufactured before 1970--92dBA
2) manufactured after 1969 but prior to 1973--88dBA
3) manufactured after 1972 but prior to 1975--86dBA
4) manufactured after 1974 but prior to 1978--80dBA
5) manufactured after 1977 but prior to 1988--75dBA
6) manufactured after 1987--70dBA
Mont. Code Ann. 61-9-418
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
One required by law; Mont. Code Ann. 61-9-404
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Yes; Mont. Code Ann. 61-8-359 (6)
Passenger Age Restriction
Passenger Footrest
Required if carrying a passenger
Passenger Seat
Required if carrying a passenger; Mont. Code Ann. 61-8-359 (1)
Radar Detector
No Restriction
Rider Education
Available for all eligible applicants; Montana Motorcycle Safety Program
Rider-Education Waiver
Skill Test
Safety Helmet
Required by law under age 18; Montana Code Annotated, 61-9-417
State Insurance Requirements
Not Required
Turn Signals
Not Required

Off Road

Eye Protection
Not Required

Required only for use on public roads. 

Maximum Sound Level
96dba measured at 20 inches
Minimum Operator Age
No Restriction
Not Required
Operator License

Required only if operating on public roads.

Required by law
Rider Education Certification
Safety Helmet
Not Required
Spark Arrestor
Required by law

Required only id operated on public roads.

Trails Program
Vehicle Title
Not Required


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