To operate a motorcycle in Delaware, individuals must apply for a motorcycle endorsement on your current Class D driver's license. Therefore, all applicants must be at least 17 years old to ride a motorcycle.
You have 60 days after becoming a Delaware resident to transfer your out-of-state license to a Delaware licensed with a motorcycle endorsement through the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles. To do so, visit a local DE DMV and do the following:
Note if you are under the age of 18, restrictions apply.
To qualify for a motorcycle license in Delaware if you are 18 or older, you must to the following:
Unless you take a motorcycle education course, applicants 18 and older must have a valid Delaware motorcycle permit for 6 month before being able to obtain a motorcycle endorsement.
To obtain a Delaware motorcycle permit:
You can extend your permit 1 time before it expires date for an additional 6 months, for a fee of $5. All of the information you need to know for the DMV's written knowledge and road sign tests can be found in the Delaware motorcycle manual.
Once you have obtained your motorcycle permit, you are prohibited from the following:
Requirement to obtain your motorcycle endorsement for applicants 18 and older.
Requirement to obtain your motorcycle endorsement for applicants under the age of 18.
Delaware motorcycle endorsements are valid for 8 years.
Note that if you obtain your motorcycle permit, you will pay the motorcycle endorsement fee at that time.
Passing an approved motorcycle rider training course allows you to bypass DMV testing. To enroll, you'll have to contact one of the Delaware Motorcycle Training Programs listed here.
The DMV requires motorcyclists to have current insurance coverage that meets the state's minimum requirements, or to have proof that the driver meets Delaware’s other financial responsibility standards. Before riding, make sure your coverage meets Delaware’s minimum requirements. Get a motorcycle insurance quote in minutes here.