To add a motorcycle endorsement to your Oregon driver’s license, you must pass a rider education course from Team Oregon and provide proper documentation to an Oregon DMV office.
Riding a motorcycle is a great way to experience Oregon’s lush forests, fresh ocean air, and miles of open roads. Before you grab your helmet and hit the road, make sure you’ve taken the proper steps to legally operate a two or three-wheeled motorcycle in Oregon.
Do you need a license to operate a motorcycle in Oregon?
Yes! In order to be able to operate a two-or three-wheeled motorcycle with an engine over 50cc and/or that goes over 30mph on level ground, you’ll need a motorcycle endorsement added to your valid Oregon driver’s license or a motorcycle instruction permit.
You must be at least 16 years old to operate a motorcycle in Oregon. If you’re from out of state, you may be able to ride legally in Oregon with an out-of-state motorcycle license. Call the Oregon DMV at 503-945-5000 for details.
How to add a motorcycle endorsement to your Oregon driver’s license
There are no standalone motorcycle-only licenses in Oregon. You must have a valid driver’s license in order to get a two-or three-wheel motorcycle endorsement or instruction permit.
Team Oregon has a lot of great safety and training programs for motorcycle and scooter riders, so make sure to check out their other offerings as well!
If you only want an endorsement for a three-wheeled motorcycle, the process is a little simpler. You’ll still have to take the motorcycle knowledge test, but there’s no skills requirement. Even though it’s not required, Team Oregon offers various three-wheeled rider courses. It’s a great idea, and might also help you get a break on your insurance costs.
This is also how you get a motorcycle instruction permit, which allows you to operate a motorcycle with no passengers in daylight hours only, provided you are under the supervision and observation of a separate fully-licensed rider who is over 21.
All motorcycle riders and passengers in Oregon are legally required to wear a helmet at all times. No exceptions.
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