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 Washington DC.
Do you Need a Motorcycle License for a Trike in Washington DC?
In Washington DC, you will need a valid motorcycle license to ride a trike.
For more information, please check out our guide on how to get a motorcycle license in Washington DC.
Do you Need a Motorcycle License for an Autocycle in Washington DC?
In Washington DC, a motorcycle license is not required to operate an autocycle like a Slingshot. A valid Washington DC driver’s license is all you need to legally drive one.
Washington DC 3 Wheel Motorcycle License Test
In order to get a trike motorcycle license, you’ll need to:
- Pass a motorcycle knowledge exam.
- Complete a motorcycle training course.
Prepare for your DMV tests with our Washington DC 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 Washington DC
Washington DC 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:
- Washington DC Motorcycle Registration & Title Overview
- Washington DC Motorcycle Registration & Registration Renewals
- Washington DC Motorcycle Title Transfers
Washington DC Insurance Requirements for 3-Wheel Motorcycles and Autocycles
You will need to get a motorcycle insurance policy with minimum liability coverage (25/50/10) to ride and register your trike or autocycle in DC.
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 Washington DC, please contact the DMV or visit their official website.