How To Get A New Hampshire Motorcycle License
Riding a motorcycle in New Hampshire means that you will need to take a couple of tests to get your motorcycle license issued by New Hampshire’s DMV. Applicants have the option of attending and successfully passing a motorcycle Basic Rider Class or by taking the DMV motorcycle on-cycle skills test. In addition, applicants must also pass a knowledge test. Applicants who are 16-18 years old will be required to take a motorcycle Basic Rider Class, pass the knowledge test, and provide parental permission.
New residents of New Hampshire who already have an official motorcycle license, that’s not expired, from another state will be exempt from having to take the knowledge or skills test again. You can check out your local DMV website for more information on obtaining your motorcycle license in New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire DMV Motorcycle Rider Training Program allows basic, intermediate, and experienced riders to get hands on training with an instructor. Students will also spend a few hours in the classroom learning about the laws of riding a motorcycle and even some lifesaving skills. Applicants who pass the Basic Rider Course will have their on-cycle skills test waived. Those who are interested in this program or want the class schedule can visit their website or call (603) 227-4025.
New Hampshire Motorcycle License Test Tips
The New Hampshire motorcycle knowledge test is the first exam you’ll need to take in order to obtain your motorcycle license. This exam will test your knowledge on how to safely operate a motorcycle on state roads. Some of the topics you’ll see on the timed test will be related to intersections, avoiding crashes, and how to safely get off the road. You want to review the Motorcycle Operator Manual because all of the questions on this test will be centered around the information found in it.
The On-Cycle Skills Test is the second exam you’ll need to make sure you are prepared for in order to obtain your motorcycle license. This exam will test your ability to operate a motorcycle in traffic and you will be scored on your decision-making decisions in various traffic scenarios. You will have two chances to take this test. If you fail both times, you will then be required to take a motorcycle rider training class to apply for your motorcycle license. You can schedule your test by calling (603) 227-4020. More information can also be found here.
Information on the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles
The DMV 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 New Hampshire Motorcycle License Helpful Links
Please use the links below to learn more about helpful topics related to the New Hampshire motorcycle license test or other motorcycle license related topics.
- New Hampshire Motorcycle Rider Handbook
- New Hampshire Basic Rider Course
- New Hampshire Motorcycle FAQ
- New Hampshire Drivers License Practice Test
- New Hampshire CDL Practice Test