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Obtaining a Motorcycle Endorsement

 
 

Knowledge testing for a motorcycle learner's permit is only provided by appointment only at DMV Offices.

 

Please carefully review the following information. 


A motorcycle endorsement, designated by the letter "M" on a Connecticut Driver's License, allows you to operate a 2-or 3-wheel motorcycle on public highways.  The motorcycle endorsement, designated by the letter "M" and the restriction "3" on a Connecticut Driver's License limits you to operate
only a 3-wheel motorcycle on public highways.

 

To obtain a motorcycle endorsement, you must complete the following steps:
What it will cost:
  • $40 testing fee for the motorcycle knowledge and vision tests.
  • $30 fee to have the "M" endorsement or the "M" endorsement with "3" restriction added to license.
  • $16 for motorcycle learner's permit (optional).  
A re-exam is allowed any day after the initial failure with a new $40 testing fee. See acceptable forms of payment.
 
Once you earn a motorcycle endorsement, you will be subject to the following restrictions:
  • Drivers 18 years of age and older may not transport passengers for the first 90 days after obtaining a motorcycle endorsement. 
  • Drivers 16 and 17 years old may not transport any passenger on a motorcycle for a period of six months after receiving his or her motorcycle endorsement.
  • In addition, Connecticut has specific laws for 16-and 17-year-old drivers that apply to the operation of a motor vehicle, including a motorcycle.