To operate a motorcycle in Montana, you must have a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license. Licenses are issued by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). At age 15, you can apply for a motorcycle learner license if you have successfully completed a driver's education course. Upon completing the learner license requirements, you can apply for a motorcycle endorsement. A motorcycle learner license or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.
To receive a motorcycle learner license, you must have a valid Montana driver's license, apply, submit your documentation, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. To receive a motorcycle endorsement on your current driver's license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the motorcycle skills test, and pay the fees.
The tests are taken at your local MVD. The motorcycle knowledge exam contains 25 questions on motorcycle safety and driving skills. The test is comprehensive and covers questions specifically geared toward motorcycle drivers. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills exam assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. Your motorcycle must be properly registered before you can use it for the test. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.