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Kansas State Motorcycle Laws


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Daytime Use of Headlight
Required by state law for motorcycles manufactured on or after 1/1/1978; KSA 8-1703 (b)
Modulating headlight permitted per Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, 571.108
Eye Protection
Required by law unless equipped with windscreen; KSA 8-1598 (b)
Handlebar Height
No restrictions.
Helmet Speakers
No restrictions
Lane Splitting
Not authorized; 8-1595 (b), (c)
Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria.
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
One on left side required by law; KSA 8-1740
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Required, cutouts and bypasses prohibited; KSA 8-1739
Passenger Age Restriction
Passenger Footrest
Required if carrying a passenger; KSA 8-1597
Passenger Seat
Required if carrying a passenger; KSA 8-1594
Periodic Safety Inspection
Required by law - random; KSA 8-1759a
Radar Detector
No Restriction
Rider Education
Available for all eligible applicants; KSA 8-267
Rider-Education Waiver
Skill & Knowledge Test
Safety Helmet
State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(25/50/10)
Traffic Actuated Signals
Motorcycles may proceed at a non-responsive red light when safe and after a reasonable amount of time: KS Statutes, Chapter 8, Article 15, Section 8, C4
Turn Signals
Required for motorcycles manfufactured on or after 1/1/1973; KSA 8-1804

Off Road

Eye Protection
Not Required
Required after sunset
Maximum Sound Level
No Limit
Minimum Operator Age
Not Restriction
Required after sunset
Operator License
Not Required
Not Required
Rider Education Certification
Not Required
Safety Helmet
Not Required
Spark Arrestor
Not Required
Required after sunset
Trails Program
Not Available
Vehicle Title
Required by law
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