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Can I get a license to operate a three-wheeled motorcycle and take my test on it?

Brian Freskos

Yes, but the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will have to widen the cones for your driving test, said Shane Bullard, a salesman at Wilmington Power Sports, 2958 N. Kerr Ave., Wilmington [Map this], a retailer of the Cam-AM roadster, a three-wheeled motorcycle.

The Cam-Am is registered just like any other motorcycle in the state of North Carolina. Cyclists have to complete the standard written and road tests, and get their motorcycle license to operate it.

The reader who submitted this question said a leg injury made it difficult to hold up a two-wheeled motorcycle. Bullard said the most common reason he has for people showing interest in a three-wheeled motorcycle is either because someone’s age or a leg injury has led to diminished mobility. Also, he said beginners who are leery about driving a two-wheeled motorcycle but want to get into the sport might opt for a three-wheeled motorcycle.

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