current motorcycle laws:
7. Motorcycle Equipment
Minors; protective headgear and face shields
Sec. 1. An individual less than eighteen (18) years of age who
is operating or riding on a motorcycle on the streets or highways
shall do the following:
(1) Wear protective headgear meeting the minimum standards set
by the bureau.
(2) Wear protective glasses, goggles, or transparent face shields.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.7.
Handlebars; brakes; footrests; lamps and reflectors
Sec. 2. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a motorcycle
operated on the streets or highways by a resident of Indiana
must meet the following requirements:
(1) Be equipped with handlebars that rise not more than fifteen
(15) inches above the level of the driver's seat or saddle,
(2) Be equipped with brakes in good working order on both front
and rear wheels.
(3) Be equipped with footrests or pegs for both operator and
(4) Be equipped with lamps and reflectors meeting the standards
of the United States Department of Transportation.
(b) A motorcycle manufactured before January 1, 1956, is not
required to be equipped with lamps and other illuminating devices
under subsection (a) if the motorcycle is not operated at the
times when lighted head lamps and other illuminating devices
are required under IC 9-21-7-2.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.7. Amended by P.L.1-1992, SEC.49;
mirrors; speedometers; turn signals
Sec. 2.5. A motorcycle manufactured before January 1, 1956,
is not required to be equipped with the following devices:
(1) A rear view mirror.
(2) A speedometer.
(3) Mechanical or electric turn signals.
As added by P.L.63-1994, SEC.5.