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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.