How to Get a Motorcycle Driver’s License in Missouri

Missouri Motorcycle Driver’s License

Missouri Motorcycle Driver's License

In the state of Missouri, you must have a Class M motorcycle license or permit, or a driver’s license with the M endorsement on it, if you want to operate a motorcycle or motortricycle on public roads and highways.


Applicants may apply for a temporary motorcycle instruction permit as early as age 15 ½ at any Driver Examination Station by completing the following requirements:

  • Complete the application form and submit the original copy in person.
  • Pay an application fee
  • Pass the vision test
  • Pass the written motorcycle operator test and the road sign test.
  • Take your driver examination record to any MVDL office
  • Submit proof of identification

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The Missouri motorcycle instruction permit will allow you to practice driving a motorcycle, but permit holders under 16 years old must comply with these additional restrictions:

    • Ride motorcycles with engine displacement not greater than 250cc.
    • Drive with no passengers
    • Comply with the 50 mile limit from the operator’s home address.
    • Daylight driving only

If you are 16 years of age, you may apply for a temporary motorcycle instruction permit by passing the Class M written test. You do not have to take the motorcycle rider training course. The cost of the permit is $1 but if you apply for a license or a permit at a fee license office, you must pay an additional fee of $2.50 handling fee. If you do not have a regular Missouri driver’s license, you can take the Class F and Class M written tests to receive a motorcycle permit (Class F with an M endorsement).

If you are ready to get the knowledge and motorcycle skills test, head to the nearest Driver examination Center. Pass the test to be qualified with a motorcycle driver’s license or endorsement. The Class M motorcycle license that is valid for 3 years cost $7.50 and $15 for a 6-year license. The knowledge test questions will be based on information, practices and ideas from the Missouri driver’s manual. On the other hand the motorcycle skills test skill either is conducted in an actual traffic environment or in a controlled, off-street area.

The motorcycle skills test is about basic vehicle control and crash-avoidance skills as well as the ability to handle normal hazardous traffic situations. If you plan to take a Motorcycle Rider Training course, your knowledge test and motorcycle skills test may be waived by the state. However, you must remember that only the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program courses are acceptable for the purpose of obtaining a Missouri motorcycle driver’s license or permit.

http://dor.mo.gov/pdf/motoman.pdf
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