Montana

Montana Motorcycle Licensing

Motorcycle License, Training & Insurance

The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 4/13/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://dojmt.gov/driving.

Operating a Motorcycle in Montana

To legally operate a motorcycle in Montana all riders must:

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

The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Montana is 16 years old or 15 years of age when an approved Montana Department of Justice and Superintendent of Public Instruction driver’s education course has been passed.  For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.

Getting a Montana Motorcycle Endorsement

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

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

Motorcycle Education & Training in Montana

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

Montana 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 Montana.  For information about Montana insurance requirements, visit https://csimt.gov.

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

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