Maine 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.maine.gov/sos/bmv/.
Operating a Motorcycle in Maine
In order to operate a motorcycle in the state of Maine you must:
- Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
- Obtain an Maine motorcycle license endorsement (you may also need to obtain a motorcycle permit)
- Register your motorcycle with the state of Maine
- Obtain insurance coverage that meets Maine state requirements
The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Maine is 16 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.
Getting a Maine Motorcycle License Endorsement
According to the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 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 Maine Motorcycle License here.
Motorcycle Education & Training in Maine
Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In Maine, it is mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a Maine motorcycle license endorsement, regardless of age. To find a Maine Riding Program, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.
Maine 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 Maine. For information about Maine insurance requirements, visit https://www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/.
By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining a Maine motorcycle license. If you are a new resident in Maine, 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 ME BMV requires motorcyclists to have current coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in Maine, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.
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