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How to Get a Hawaii Motorcycle License

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Requirements for a Motorcycle License in Hawaii

To apply for a Class 2 motorcycle license or endorsement in Hawaii, you’ll need to:

  • Visit the Hawaii DMV office in your county.
  • Complete an application.
  • Provide proof of your identification, residency, and legal presence.
  • Pass a vision exam.
  • Pay the required application and testing fees.
  • Pass the motorcycle written knowledge exam
  • Pass the motorcycle road skills test OR complete an approved motorcycle safety training course.

Applicants aged 16 to 18 years old must take the MSF motorcycle training course and hold a motorcycle instruction permit for at least 90 days.

A standard Hawaii driver’s license allows you to operate a moped or motor scooter.

Please visit https://portal.ehawaii.gov/ for official application information and to schedule appointments. 

Hawaii Motorcycle Instruction Permit

After you pass the motorcycle knowledge test, you can get a motorcycle permit.

The motorcycle permit restrictions include:

  • No passengers.
  • No riding at night.

Hawaii Moped License

Hawaii defines a moped as a 2 or 3-wheel vehicle with a motor no larger than 2 horsepower that can propel the model no faster than 35 mph.

You can operate a moped with a standard driver’s license in Hawaii.

Transfer an Out-of-State Motorcycle License When Moving to Hawaii

If you’ve recently moved to Hawaii, you can transfer your out-of-state motorcycle license or endorsement. To do so:

  • Visit your local DMV office.
  • Surrender your out-of-state license.
  • Complete the application and provide proof of your identity, residency, and legal presence. 
  • Pay the required application fees.
  • Pass an eye exam.
  • Pass the Hawaii motorcycle written exam.

If your out-of-state motorcycle license/endorsement is valid you typically will not need to pass a road test or complete another motorcycle safety course.

Once you’ve received your motorcycle license, be sure to come back to MotorcycleZombies.com to learn how to title and register a motorcycle in Hawaii.

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