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A white headlight, illuminated at all times is required. Motorcycles must have at least one, but not more than three, white headlights. Modulating headlights are allowed during daylight hours.
Max A-weighted noise level as measured at 20 inches:
1)Manufactured 1975 and before--102dBA
2) Manufactured after 1975--99dBA
Fenders required on all wheels.
Required if carrying a passenger; O.R.S. 814.325
Required by law-random; O.R.S. 815.015
Before January 1, 2015, mandatory for all first-time applicants under 61 years of age; effective January 1, 2015, mandatory for all first-time applicants.
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/20)
Required by law; O.R.S. 816.320
Motorcycles manufactured before 1973 are not required to be equipped with turn signals; O.R.S. 816.340
Oregon law considers all vehicles intended for off-highway use to be all-terrain vehicles.
Class I ATV: Quads, Three-wheelers
Class II ATV: Jeeps, Sand Rails, SUVs
Class III ATV: Motorcycles
Class IV ATV: Side-by-sides
Required for both rider and passenger.
Operating muffler and exhaust system under 99 db
Note: in the Oregon Coast dunes, a vehicle's muffler must be at or below 93-97 db, depending on the area.
ATV safety education card required for operation on public land; see http://www.rideatvoregon.org for details.
Operators with a suspended or revoked driver’s license may not operate any class ATV.
Effective July 1, 2012: youth under age 16 operative a class IV ATV will need to obtain an operator permit.
All operators must possess a valid OPRD ATV Safety Education Card. Youth under 16 must also have hands-on training.
Ride ATV Oregon
A class I operator under the age of 16 must meet all the minimum physical size requirements in relationship to the vehicle.
Required when operating on sand.
Operators and passengers under age 18 must wear a DOT-approved motorcycle helmet with the chin strap fastened.
All youth operators under age 16 must be supervised by an adult.
Required after dark.
Oregon DMV does not require titling or registering class I, II, III or IV ATVs used solely off-highway. However, class II and III ATVs used both off and on regular roads are required to be titled and registered. DMV offers optional titles, without registration, for class I, II and III ATVs used solely off-highway.
ATV Program, Ride ATV Oregon
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