Hawaii

Hawaii Motorcycle Licensing

Motorcycle License Endorsements, Permits, Training & Insurance

The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 5/13/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/home.

Operating a Motorcycle in Hawaii

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

  • Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
  • Obtain a Hawaii motorcycle license (you may also need to obtain a motorcycle instruction permit)
  • Register your motorcycle with the state of Hawaii
  • Obtain insurance coverage that meets Hawaii state requirements

The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Hawaii is 16 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.

Getting a Hawaii Motorcycle License

According to the County of Hawaii, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a motorcycle license to operate a motorcycle. 

Find out how to obtain a Hawaii Class 2 Motorcycle License here.

Motorcycle Education & Training in Hawaii

Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In Hawaii, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a Hawaii motorcycle license, you are required to hold a Class 1 or 2 permit for 90 days and submit a Driver Education and Behind the Wheel Motorcycle Certificate before applying for the skills test. To find a Hawaii Motorcycle Safety Course, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.

Hawaii 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 Hawaii. For information about Hawaii insurance requirements, visit http://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/.

By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining a Hawaii motorcycle license. If you are a new resident in Hawaii, 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 HI DMV requires motorcyclists to have current coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in Hawaii, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.

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