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What License Do I Need to Drive a Can-Am® Spyder in Texas?

What Type of License You Need to Drive a Can-Am® Spyder in Texas and How to Get One

With warm weather upon us, one of the best ways to get some fresh air is to cruise on the open road with your motorcycle or three-wheel vehicle. However, there can be confusion with three-wheeled vehicles, like the Can-Am Spyder. What do you need to do to ride a Can-Am® Spyder in Texas? Twisted Cycles looked at what you need to drive one in the state of Texas to help answer those questions. Check it out below:

Receive a Class M License to Drive a Can-Am® Spyder in Texas

In order to drive a Can-Am Spyder® in the state of Texas, you’ll need a Class M License. This is the same license you need to drive a motorcycle, so those who already have one are in luck. To register for the license, applicants must:

  • be age 16 or older
  • Possess a regular driver’s license
  • Take a motorcycle safety class approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Pass a written and road test
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Requirements for Minors or Those from Out of State

Minors aged 15-17 can also receive a Class M license, but before enrolling in a motorcycle safety course, you must at least have:

  • A Class C learner license
  • Completed 32 hours of classroom phase of a driver’s education course; or
  • Present a certificate of completion of the classroom phase; or
  • A provisional driver’s license

Of course, if you recently moved to Texas and already have a valid motorcycle license from another state, DPS will waive the safety course requirement.

Find a Pre-Owned Can-Am Spyder at Twisted Cycles

With plenty of open roads ahead of you in Texas, getting your Class M license to drive a motorcycle, Can-Am Spyder®, or another three-wheeled vehicle is a great way to get out and see the state. If you’re looking for a Can-Am Spyder®, you can find a pre-owned one right here at Twisted Cycles. Stop in to either of our locations in Dallas, TX or Lubbock to check out our inventory today!


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