Missouri

Missouri Motorcycle Licensing

Motorcycle License, Endorsements, Training & Insurance

The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 4/26/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://dor.mo.gov/motorv/.

Operating a Motorcycle in Missouri

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

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

The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Missouri is 15 ½ years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.

Getting a Missouri Motorcycle License / Endorsement

According to the Missouri Department of Revenue, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a Class M “Motorcycle Only” license or have a Class M motorcycle license endorsement added to their existing license to operate a motorcycle. 

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

Motorcycle Education & Training in Missouri

Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course.  In Missouri, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a Missouri Class M motorcycle license or license endorsement, unless you are under the age of 16.  To find a Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program training center, click here.  The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.

Missouri 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 Missouri.  For information about Missouri insurance requirements, visit https://insurance.mo.gov/.

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

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