Missouri is home to 313 miles of Route 66 and plenty of attractions you can reach by motorcycle. Mostly prairie, the state is divided by rivers and streams, making it a highly ridable and inviting destination. Motorcycle insurance laws in Missouri are straightforward—as easy to navigate as its roadways.
If you ride a motorcycle in Missouri, you need a Class M motorcycle license or permit, or a driver's license with an M endorsement. You can apply for a motorcycle learning permit when you're 15½ years old (15 years and 182 days).
Everyone 25 years old and under who rides in Missouri is required by law to wear a helmet with shatterproof face protection, which can be a face shield or protective goggles. Your bike must also be in good working order, meaning your wheels, brakes, tires, and exhaust system must be fully operational.
Additionally, all motorcycle lights must be working correctly. That includes your headlight, taillight, and turn signals. In Missouri, signaling is required, but you can use hand signals versus turn signals if you wish.
For more information regarding motorcycle laws in Missouri, please visit the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Here are the minimums you must meet to ride legally in Missouri:
$25,000 in bodily injury liability per person
$50,000 in bodily injury liability per incident
$25,000 in property damage liability per incident
You also need uninsured motorist (UM) coverage, which can help protect you in the event of an incident with an at-fault rider who doesn't have insurance. The minimum required is:
$25,000 bodily injury per person
$50,000 bodily injury per incident
In addition to the coverages you’re required to have, you can get various other forms of insurance in Missouri. We have plenty of options to help protect you and your bike, including:
If you’re involved in an accident with an at-fault motorist who has some insurance, but not enough to cover your related expenses, you could be left paying out-of-pocket for something that wasn’t your fault. UIM coverage can help reduce those expenses.
Medical payments coverage can help pay for hospital bills and other covered expenses following an accident. Insurers in Missouri are required to offer this coverage; if you don’t want it, you can reject it in writing.
Comprehensive coverage can help pay for repairs to your bike if it’s damaged by something other than a collision, such as theft, vandalism, or weather events like hail.
To help you enjoy even more affordable rates on your motorcycle insurance, we offer money-saving insurance discounts:
Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) member
Operator safety course
Once your insurance is set, you've got your helmet ready, and your bike is in tip-top shape, you can get on the road in Missouri and enjoy some beautiful riding.