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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 Tennessee.
Do you Need a Motorcycle License for a Trike in Tennessee?
Yes, you need a valid motorcycle license to ride a trike in TN.
For more information, please check out our guide on how to get a motorcycle license in Tennessee.
Do you Need a Motorcycle License for an Autocycle in Tennessee?
In Tennessee, a motorcycle license is not required to operate an autocycle like a Slingshot. A valid Tennessee driver’s license is all you need to legally drive one.
Tennessee 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 motorcycle testing requirements.
You have the option of testing on a 3-wheel motorcycle to get your endorsement.
Prepare for your DMV tests with our Tennessee 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 Tennessee
Tennessee 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:
- Tennessee Motorcycle Registration & Title Overview
- Tennessee Motorcycle Registration & Registration Renewals
- Tennessee Motorcycle Title Transfers
Tennessee Insurance Requirements for 3-Wheel Motorcycles and Autocycles
Tennessee requires trikes and autocycles to be covered by a valid motorcycle insurance policy with minimum liability limits of 25/50/15.
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 Tennessee, please contact the DMV or visit their official website.