Texas

Texas Motorcycle Licensing

Motorcycle License, Training & Insurance

The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 1/20/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.txdot.gov.

Operating a Motorcycle in Texas

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

  • Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
  • Obtain a Texas motorcycle license
  • Register your motorcycle with the state of Texas
  • Obtain insurance coverage that meets Texas state requirements

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

Getting a Texas Motorcycle License

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a Class M license to operate a motorcycle.

Find out how to obtain a Texas Class M license here.

Motorcycle Education & Training in Texas

Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course.  In Texas, it is mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a Texas Class M license.  The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has established the Basic Rider Course (BRC) content through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF).

Texas Motorcycle Insurance Requirements

If you’re riding a motorcycle, you will have the same requirements regarding registration, licensing and insurance as all other drivers in Texas.  For information about Texas insurance requirements, visit  https://www.tdi.texas.gov/index.html.

By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining a Texas motorcycle license.  If you are a new resident in Texas, 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.

Texas requires motorcyclists to have insurance coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in Texas, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.

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