Indiana

Indiana Motorcycle Licensing

Motorcycle License Endorsement, 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.in.gov/bmv.

Operating a Motorcycle in Indiana

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

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

The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Indiana is 16 years and 90 days of age.  For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.

Getting an Indiana Motorcycle License Endorsement

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

Find out how to obtain an Indiana motorcycle endorsement here.

Motorcycle Education & Training in Indiana

Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course.  In Indiana, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain an Indiana motorcycle endorsement. To find a Ride Safe Indiana training course, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.

Indiana 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 Indiana.  For information about Indiana insurance requirements, visit https://www.in.gov/idoi.

By now, you should have a good idea about how to obtain an Indiana motorcycle license endorsement. If you are a new resident in Indiana, 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 IN BMV requires motorcyclists to have current coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in Indiana, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.

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