Last updated and effective 01-May-2019

NJ Motorcycle Road Test Information

New law regarding Motorcycle Endorsements

(As of January 1, 2013)
  • Anyone who takes a road test at DMV on a bike that is 231 cc or less
    is restricted to riding only a 500 cc or less motorcycle.
  • If the road test is taken on a motorcycle that is over 231 cc,
    there will be NO RESTRICTION.
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Road Test Bike Engine SizeReceive License with
231 cc or lessrestriction to 500 cc or less
greater than 231 ccno restriction
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To be able to get your Motorcycle License you must first obtain a motorcycle permit.

To get a motorcycle permit:
  • You must be at least 17 years old
  • Complete a motorcycle permit application from an DMV Agency
  • Pass the 6 Point ID Verification
  • Pay NJ DMV a $5 permit fee
  • Pass the knowledge (sample tests available here) and vision tests to validate your permit

To get a motorcycle License:
  • Schedule an Appointment with NJ DMV for Testing
  • Go to the Driver Testing Center at the scheduled date and time with a registered, insured motorcycle to take the road test
  • If you pass the road test, you can take your permit, ride slip and score sheet to an DMV Agency to receive your license
  • Pay NJ Motor Vehicle Commission a $24 license fee

Some important New Jersey DMV Agency information:

 - You must be at least 17 years of age to operate vehicles with fewer than four wheels
    (motor bikes and scooters included).

 - Knowledge and vision tests must be completed successfully at a New Jersey DMV
    Agency Driver Testing Center before scheduling the road test.

 - After successful completion of the knowledge and vision tests, a drivers permit is validated
    for practice with a New Jersey licensed motorcyclist (on a separate motorcycle).

 - Remember that your motorcycle must be registered, insured and inspected.

 - The road test may not be taken until at least 20 days from the date of permit validation.

 - If you have a valid Class D driver license, you may transport your motorcycle to
   the road test site on a flatbed truck, pickup truck or trailer

 - If you have a valid Motorcycle Learner's permit you may ride your motorcycle to
   the road test location yourself. (using roads with posted speed limit less than 55 mph)
   (using local roads only - no toll roads or highways)

 - You'll need to have your New Jersey Driver's license and validated Motorcycle Rider's permit
    in order to take the road test.

 - If you wish to get your motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license
    (after passing the road test), you'll need New Jersey's 6-points of identification.

 - An alternative to the road test is to obtain a road test waiver by successfully completing
    a Motorcycle Safety Education Riding and Street Skills course. (Cost: around $300)

    Full disclosure: Taking the Motorcycle Safety Education Riding and Street Skills course
    (also known as the Rider course) does NOT guarantee you will pass it.

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