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 West Virginia.
Do you Need a Motorcycle License for a Trike in West Virginia?
A valid motorcycle endorsement is required to operate a trike in West Virginia.
For more information, please check out our guide on how to get a motorcycle license in West Virginia.
Do you Need a Motorcycle License for an Autocycle in West Virginia?
In West Virginia, a motorcycle license is not required to operate an autocycle like a Slingshot. A valid West Virginia driver’s license is all you need to legally drive one.
West Virginia 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 need to take the WV DMV motorcycle skills test.
A skills test or training course on a trike will restrict your license to 3-wheel motorcycles only.
Prepare for your DMV tests with our West Virginia 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 West Virginia
West Virginia 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:
- West Virginia Motorcycle Registration & Title Overview
- West Virginia Motorcycle Registration & Registration Renewals
- West Virginia Motorcycle Title Transfers
West Virginia Insurance Requirements for 3-Wheel Motorcycles and Autocycles
West Virginia requires you to have a motorcycle insurance policy with minimum liability coverage in order to register and ride your trike or autocycle.
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 West Virginia, please contact the DMV or visit their official website.