Motorcycle license, gear, and insurance requirements

Find out how to get your motorcycle license and what the state law gear, equipment, and insurance requirements are for both driver and passenger.

Schedule a driver's license road test

Learn what information you need to schedule your road test in order to get a car, motorcycle or commercial driving license.

Register your car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle

Please refer to this section if you have purchased a new or used vehicle and are applying for a new registration. Find fee information and instructions on how to register and/or title:

  • New vehicles that have never previously been titled
  • Vehicles purchased from a Massachusetts retailer or an out-of-state dealer
  • Vehicles from a non-dealer
  • Motorcycles
  • RVs/motorhomes

Required emission and safety inspections (vehicle inspections)

Here you'll find information about getting your non-commercial or commercial motor vehicle or motorcycle inspected, emission and safety inspection requirements, answers to common questions about the inspection program, and more.

Motorcycle safety tips

Safety should always come first, whether you're in a car or on a motorcycle. The Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP) is dedicated to making the state's roads safer for motorcyclists by providing Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) approved safety courses taught by certified operators.

Motorcycle driving manual

Operating a motorcycle safely in traffic requires special skills and knowledge. The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has made this manual available to help keep motorcycle drivers and passengers safe. You may download the full manual or jump to a specific section.