Kansas

Kansas Motorcycle Licensing

Motorcycle License Endorsements, Permits, Training & Insurance

The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 5/10/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://www.ksrevenue.org/.

Operating a Motorcycle in Kansas

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

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

The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Kansas is 14 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.

Getting a Kansas Motorcycle License

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a motorcycle license or motorcycle license endorsement to operate a motorcycle. 

Find out how to obtain a Kansas Class M Motorcycle or License Endorsement here.

Motorcycle Education & Training in Kansas

Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In Kansas, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a Kansas Class M motorcycle license or license endorsement. To find a Kansas Motorcycle Safety Program, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.

Kansas 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 Kansas. For information about Tennessee insurance requirements, visit https://insurance.kansas.gov/.

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

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