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Ready to get on the road with your trike or autocycle?
Keep reading for an overview of the licensing, registration, and insurance requirements for 3-wheel motorcycles in New Mexico.
Do you Need a Motorcycle License for a Trike in New Mexico?
Yes, you will need a motorcycle license to ride a trike in New Mexico.
For more information, please check out our guide on how to get a motorcycle license in New Mexico.
Do you Need a Motorcycle License for an Autocycle in New Mexico?
In New Mexico, a motorcycle license is not required to operate an autocycle like a Slingshot. A valid New Mexico driver’s license is all you need to legally drive one.
New Mexico 3 Wheel Motorcycle License Test
In order to get a trike motorcycle license, you’ll need to:
- Pass a motorcycle knowledge exam.
- Pass a motorcycle skills test.
If you complete an approved motorcycle training course, you will not be required to take the MVD motorcycle tests.
Tests cannot be taken on a trike.
Prepare for your DMV tests with our New Mexico motorcycle permit practice test.
Be sure to refer to your state’s motorcycle operator handbook and the 3-wheel motorcycle supplement from MSF.
How to Register a Trike or Autocycle in New Mexico
New Mexico title and registration for 3-wheel motorcycles, trikes, and autocycles is a similar process to that of 2-wheel motorcycles.
In general, you’ll need the following items and information:
- Proof of ownership (Title, MCO, previous registration documents, Bill of Sale).
- An application for registration and title.
- Proof of completion of any necessary safety inspections.
- Proof of insurance coverage.
- Payment for your license plates, registration fees, and taxes.
For more details on registering and titling your trike or autocycle, please refer to our guides on the following topics:
- New Mexico Motorcycle Registration & Title Overview
- New Mexico Motorcycle Registration & Registration Renewals
- New Mexico Motorcycle Title Transfers
New Mexico Insurance Requirements for 3-Wheel Motorcycles and Autocycles
You’ll need motorcycle insurance coverage to ride and register a trike or autocycle in New Mexico.
Minimum liability limits are 25/50/10.
The right insurance coverage is a good idea to protect yourself, your financial health, and your vehicle in the event of an accident, theft, or damage.
Get more details in our guide to motorcycle insurance here.
Need a quote? Find the right autocycle or trike insurance policy with our free quote tool.
Learn more about trike insurance.
Note that state laws and regulations are subject to change, for any questions or further details about 3-wheel motorcycles in New Mexico, please contact the DMV or visit their official website.