Motorcycle Permit Information

A New York resident must have a motorcycle license or motorcycle learner's permit to operate a motorcycle or scooter. To obtain a motorcycle permit, students must pass a 20 question multiple choice test taken at a DMV office. The test will include both motorcycle and roadway questions.

Attention Scooter Riders! Any motorized vehicle with two wheels that can go faster than 30 mph must be operated by a driver with a motorcycle license (regardless of engine size). If you want, you can use a scooter to take the Basic RiderCourse or a DMV Road Test.


Replacing or Renewing a New York Learner's Permit
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