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To operate a motorcycle in Hawaii, you must have a Class 2 license. Licenses are issued through your county's Driver Division Office. A Class 2 license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads. You can also apply for a Class 1 Moped license, but a standard driver's license also allows you to operate mopeds. Each county's procedures may vary slightly. The four counties include the City and County of Honolulu, County of Hawaii, County of Kauai, and the County of Maui. In the County of Hawaii, you must be at least 15 years old to receive a motorcycle license.
To receive a Class 2 license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the eye screening and motorcycle written test, have a clear driving record, and pay the fees. To receive a Class 1 license, you must meet these requirements and pass the rules of the road exam. After completing the requirements, you will be issued a permit and can schedule your on-cycle test. Minors are required to hold their permit for 90 days before applying for the on-cycle test. You will also need to submit a Driver Education Certificate and Behind the Wheel Motorcycle Certificate.
Tests are scheduled through the licensing office. The motorcycle written test contains 25 questions on motorcycle safety and driving rules. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The on-motorcycle skills test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely in traffic. If you fail a test, you must wait one week to retake it.