Colorado Motorcycle Licensing
Motorcycle License Endorsements, Training & Insurance
The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 4/21/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://dmv.colorado.gov/.
Operating a Motorcycle in Colorado
In order to operate a motorcycle in the state of Colorado you must:
- Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
- Obtain a Colorado motorcycle license endorsement (you may also need to obtain a motorcycle instruction permit)
- Register your motorcycle with the state of Colorado
- Obtain insurance coverage that meets Colorado state requirements
The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in Colorado is 16 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.
Getting a Colorado Motorcycle License Endorsement
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a motorcycle license endorsement.
Find out how to obtain a Colorado Motorcycle License Endorsement here.
Motorcycle Education & Training in Colorado
Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In Colorado, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a Colorado license endorsement, however anyone between 15 and 16 years old must complete a Motorcycle Operator Skills Training (MOST) program, and show proof of completion prior to receiving an instructional permit. To find a MOST training center, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.
Colorado 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 Colorado. For information about Colorado insurance requirements, visit https://doi.colorado.gov/.
By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining a Colorado motorcycle license/endorsement. If you are a new resident in Colorado, 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.
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