Getting a Motorcycle License
Requirements for obtaining a motorcycle license vary from state to state. Web sites,
including www.dmv.org, provide
information required by each state.
Potential riders should start by obtaining a motorcyclists’ handbook from your state
DMV or DOT, which provides information about riding
gear and safety and education courses.
Many states require that riders pass a Motorcycle Safety Foundation training course.
To locate an MSF site near you, go to
Next, apply for a motorcycle instruction permit. The permit is usually valid for
six months from the date it is issued and allows you time to complete your motorcycle
training course or take a motorcycle skills test, if necessary, and apply for a