How to Get a Motorcycle Driver’s License in Indiana

Indiana Motorcycle Driver’s License

Motorcycle Driver's License in Indiana

To get a motorcycle driver’s license and permit in Indiana, you can apply at any Bureau of Motor Vehicles near you.  Indiana requires any person who wants to drive a motorcycle to get a motorcycle permit before they can apply for a motorcycle driver’s license.

Basic Requirements for the License

For new applicants who are over 18 years of age, the following are the requirements to obtain a motorcycle driver’s license or endorsement:

  • Complete the application form and submit the original copy in person at your local BMV office.
  • Have your picture taken and provide a thumb print.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Pass the vision test
  • Pass the signs and traffic laws examination.
  • Set up an appointment to take your written examination with your local BMV office.

Pass that written test with our study guide and practice exam! Click Here for more info.

  • Have you parents or guardian sign on the financial liability forms.
  • Present proof that you are enrolled at an ABATE motorcycle course.
  • Provide proof of identity.
  • Present your social security number.

For applicants who are between 15 and 18 years of age, complete the requirements given above as well as the following:

  • Have you parents or guardian sign on the financial liability forms.
  • Present proof that you are enrolled at ABATE motorcycle course.
  • Provide proof of identity.
  • Present your social security number.

Note: You have to complete the items above in order to get an instruction permit valid for a year. You can use this permit to complete an American Bikers Aimed Towards Education course.

The following are the restrictions of your Instruction Permit:

  • You have to complete an ABATE course so that you can drive on a public road or highway.
  • Must be accompanied by a licensed adult over 18 years old and have held a valid driver’s license.
  • You are not allowed to carry any passengers.
  • You are not allowed to drive at night.
  • Must wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle

exam study guide

For applicants of motorcycle license who are below 18 years of age:

    • Applicants who are 16 years old through 18 must have had a permit for at least one month.
    • Complete the motorcycle driver training course offered by ABATE in Indiana.
    • Present proof of completion or course completion card at your local BMV office.

For applicants who are over 18 years old:

    • Complete a motorcycle driver training course.
    • Present the course completion card within a year of completion.
    • Take the driving test at your local BMV office.

Expiration of the License

After you completed all the licensing requirements given above, and pass all required test, then you can get you motorcycle driver’s license or endorsement. You are now free to hop onto your motorcycle and ride along any of Indiana’s public streets and highways. However, you have to remember that if you are younger than 18, your license will expire on your 21st birthday. If you are between 18 and 75 years old, your license is valid for six years but if you are between 75 and 85 it will be valid for three years. Those who are older than 85 your license is valid for two years.

MotoSchoolCafe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *