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Delaware Motorcycle Licensing

Delaware Motorcycle License, Training & Insurance

The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 3/15/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://www.dmv.de.gov.

Operating a Motorcycle in Delaware

In order to operate a motorcycle in the state of Delaware you must:

  • Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
  • Obtain a Delaware motorcycle license endorsement (in some instances you may need to obtain a learner’s permit)
  • Register your motorcycle with the state of Delaware
  • Obtain insurance coverage that meets Delaware state requirements

The minimum age requirement to operator a motorcycle in Delaware is 17 years old.  For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.

Getting a Delaware Motorcycle License Endorsement

According to the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a motorcycle endorsement to operate a motorcycle. 

Find out how to obtain a Delaware motorcycle license endorsement here.

Motorcycle Education & Training in Delaware

Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course.  In Delaware, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a Delaware motorcycle endorsement unless you are under the age of 18. To find a Delaware Motorcycle Training Course, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) contains operator safety information.

Delaware Motorcycle Insurance Requirements

If you’re riding a motorcycle, you will have many of the same requirements regarding registration, licensing and insurance as automobile drivers have in Delaware.  For information about Delaware insurance requirements, visit  https://insurance.delaware.gov.

By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining a Delaware motorcycle license endorsement. If you are a new resident in Delaware, or you are a new rider and you’re shopping for motorcycle insurance, click here to get a quote in minutes.

Disclaimer: The materials available at this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should review the links within this article, or contact the relevant state agency, for complete and current information.

The DE DMV requires motorcyclists to have current coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in Delaware, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.

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