To operate a motorcycle in New Hampshire, you must have a valid motorcycle license or permit. Licenses are issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You must be at least 16 years old to apply. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.
To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you must have a valid New Hampshire driver's license, complete an application, submit the required documentation, complete a driver's education course, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. To receive a motorcycle license, you must apply, meet the motorcycle learner's permit requirements, pass the motorcycle skills test at the DMV, and pay the fees. You also have the option of completing a Basic Rider Class, which will waive the motorcycle skills test requirement.
Tests are scheduled through the DMV. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions about safe riding practices and road rules. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail the motorcycle skills test twice, you must complete a motorcycle rider training class to obtain your license.