New Hampshire Motorcycle Licensing
Motorcycle License, Training & Insurance
The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 5/10/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://www.dmv.nh.gov/.
Operating a Motorcycle in New Hampshire
In order to operate a motorcycle in the state of New Hampshire you must:
- Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
- Obtain an New Hampshire motorcycle license endorsement (you may also need to obtain a motorcycle learner’s permit)
- Register your motorcycle with the state of New Hampshire
- Obtain insurance coverage that meets New Hampshire state requirements
The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in New Hampshire is 16 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.
Getting a New Hampshire Motorcycle License Endorsement
According to the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division 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 New Hampshire Motorcycle License Endorsement here.
Motorcycle Education & Training in New Hampshire
Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In New Hampshire, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a New Hampshire motorcycle license endorsement, unless you are between 16 and 18 years old. To find a New Hampshire Motorcycle Training Program, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.
New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire. For information about New Hampshire insurance requirements, visit https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/financial-responsibility/insurance.htm.
By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining a New Hampshire motorcycle license endorsement. If you are a new resident in New Hampshire, 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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