How To Get A Montana Motorcycle License
Operating a motorcycle in Montana means that you’ll need to take a written and on-cycle skills test to obtain a motorcycle endorsement. You’ll need to first pass the written test in order to schedule the road skills test with the Department of Justice Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) of Montana. These tests are important because it will give you an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to ride a motorcycle safely and your knowledge of motorcycle-driving situations that you might experience on the road. Anyone who is 15-16 years old will also need to pass an on-site driver’s education course, in addition to the written and road tests before applying for an M endorsement.
If you just moved to Montana, or are considering a move to Montana and are licensed to drive a motorcycle in another state, a driver examiner may waive the written and road tests at their discretion. If you have more questions about the process, you can contact your local MVD location.
The Montana Motorcycle Rider Safety (MMRS) courses offer riders of all levels a chance to learn how to safely operate their motorcycles with riding coaches. The Basic RiderCourse 2 (BRC2) will allow riders to enhance their riding ability and work toward obtaining their motorcycle endorsement on their Montana license. Those who pass this course offered at various locations in Montana, will have their skills test waived by the MVD. If you are interested in taking the MMRS course, you can view and register for classes here.
Montana Motorcycle License Test Tips
This site is aimed at helping you pass the knowledge portion of the Montana motorcycle written test. All of the questions you are prompted with will come straight out of the information from the motorcycle manual. Questions will cover everything from the equipment list you should have on your motorcycle, to what you should do to avoid crashes. The MVD wants to know that you understand how to operate a motorcycle safely and will take appropriate actions when needed.
The Montana on-cycle skills test will be off street and can run anywhere from 15-20 minutes. You want to make sure that you are prepared to demonstrate your ability to operate a motorcycle. Pay attention to the examiner and the skills that they ask you to do. Some things that you’ll be tested on is your ability to adjust speeds in traffic, how you brake, and how you maneuver through traffic. You can schedule your Montana road test on the MVD website, when you feel confident to take the test.
Information on the Montana Motor Vehicle Division
The MVD is responsible for testing student drivers and licensing all drivers. To schedule your licensing examination or get more information contact them via:
To find the office hours and / or location nearest you, please visit:
Additional Montana Motorcycle License Helpful Links
Please use the links below to learn more about helpful topics related to the Montana motorcycle license test or other motorcycle license related topics.
- Montana Motorcycle Rider Handbook
- Montana Online Appointment Scheduling
- Montana Drivers License Practice Test
- Montana CDL Practice Test