You may not ride a sportbike but this discriminatory bill has passed the house without anyone knowing about it. Contact your state senator if you'd like to voice your opinion against it. More info here: http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59215 and here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Say-N...54598277939067 Basically, if you ride a sportbike, your passenger needs an M endorsement too. HB 2470 Author: Phillips Last Action: 05/05/2011 S Received from the House Caption: Relating to the regulation of sport bikes and certain other motorcycles. In a nutshell, they're looking at a series of things to include: 1) Definition of a sportbike Section 541.201, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Subdivision (18-a) to read as follows: (18-a) "Sport bike" means a motorcycle: (A) that is optimized for speed, acceleration, braking, and maneuverability on paved roads; ( that has a light-weight frame; © on which the rider leans forward over the gas tank; and (D) is not a touring, cruiser, standard, or dual-sport motorcycle. 2) The passenger on a sportbike is defined as one who is 18 or older with an "M" endorsement SECTION 4. Subchapter I, Chapter 545, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Section 545.4161 to read as follows: Sec. 545.4161. OPERATION OF SPORT BIKE. (a) In addition to the requirements and prohibitions under Section 545.416, an operator may not carry another person on a sport bike unless the sport bike is designed to carry more than one person, and unless: (1) the operator: (A) is at least 18 years of age; and ( has had a Class M license for at least two years; or (2) the other person: (A) is at least 18 years of age and holds a Class M license; or ( is a motorcycle operator training and safety course instructor certified under Chapter 662. ( An operator of a sport bike shall ensure that a passenger on the sport bike complies with all department regulations relating to motorcycle safety. 3) The addition of requisite 'safety' equipment to include: Sec. 547.803. SPORT BIKE SAFETY EQUIPMENT. If a sport bike is designed to carry more than one person, the sport bike must be equipped with foot pegs and handholds for use by a passenger on the sport bike. 4) Defining Motorcycle to include Sportbike SECTION 7. Section 661.001(1), Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows: (1) "Motorcycle" means a motor vehicle designed to propel itself with not more than three wheels in contact The term includes a sport bike, as defined by Section 541.201.