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3 Wheel Motorcycle License, Registration, and Insurance in Ohio

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Keep reading for an overview of the licensing, registration, and insurance requirements for 3-wheel motorcycles in Ohio.

Do you Need a Motorcycle License for a Trike in Ohio?

Yes, in order to ride a trike in Ohio, you will need a valid motorcycle license. 

For more information, please check out our guide on how to get a motorcycle license in Ohio.

Do you Need a Motorcycle License for an Autocycle in Ohio?

In Ohio, a motorcycle license is not required to operate an autocycle like a Slingshot. A valid Ohio driver’s license is all you need to legally drive one.

Ohio 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 satisfy the Ohio BMV motorcycle skills test requirements.

Testing on a trike will limit your endorsement to 3-wheel motorcycles only. 

Prepare for your DMV tests with our Ohio 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 Ohio

Ohio 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:

Ohio Insurance Requirements for 3-Wheel Motorcycles and Autocycles

You’ll need motorcycle insurance coverage to legally register and ride a trike or autocycle in Ohio. 

Minimum liability limits are 25/50/25.

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 Ohio, please contact the DMV or visit their official website.