Do yourself or a friend a favor and get trained to ride that bike, or take a refresher to improve your skills as an experienced rider!
When you pass, you can get a waiver from the DMV so you don't have to take their test, too to get your motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license. And you'll learn a lot on how to stay safe on the road, that the DMV test will not teach you.
Editor's note - I've taken two of their courses, the Intermediate (where I got the waiver for my license) and Experienced rider course, and both were excellent. When I hear someone say they are getting or thinking of getting a bike, literally the first words out of my mouth is to get training ;-) I recently got another bike and plan to take a refresher course too.
Transportation & Infrastructure Roundtable: Do you have a moment for a quick snapshot of a part of your future? I ask that because this week I was a part of a fascinating roundtable tied to my role on the Transportation Committee. Though this subcommittee is not in my wheelhouse tied to the debt, deficits, and government spending, it’s a fascinating subcommittee based on the way in which new technology is going to impact the way we move in ways that have never before been the case. Today’s transportation technology revolution is every bit as real as the advent of air travel or even the wheel in its day.