You may have already heard about what a joy it is to own and ride a motorcycle. Many who swear by riding motorcycles say that it beats riding in a cage (how they refer to cars). If you live in Indiana and are thinking about getting a motorcycle to experience all this bliss yourself, the first thing you need to do is get a motorcycle license.

Getting a motorcycle license will come in handy should you ever get into an accident and need to file an insurance claim. Not to mention you need to have one to be in compliance with the law. Whether you are going to get your very first license or are a seasoned driver looking to convert your existing license, this article will provide you with the information you need!

Getting a Motorcycle License in Indiana: A How-To Guide

In most states, you will need to apply for a motorcycle license to be legally able to ride a motorbike. Indiana is one of those states that requires this type of license. If you are thinking about applying for a motorcycle license, here is everything you need to know!

Getting a Permit

In the state of Indiana, you will be required to have a driver’s license (yes, for a car) before you are granted a permit to drive a motorcycle. To apply for your permit, you will need your driver’s license, proof of identity, your social security number, proof of legal residence in the US, and two documents to serve as proof that you are a resident of the state of Indiana.

What You Can and Cannot Do on Your Motorcycle (with a Permit)

You have to remember that a permit is not the same as a license. If you are only riding with a permit, you should not expect to be able to ride without a helmet, use the motorcycle after dark, have any other passengers aside from a licensed instructor, and ride on public roads without taking the ABATE course first.

Getting Your License

If you feel confident in your riding skills and abilities, you may be ready to take the test to get your official motorcycle license. If you got a permit and did not go straight to taking the test, you will need to get an endorsement before being allowed to take the test. You will need to contact Ride Safe Indiana to book a test. Pay the fees, take the test. And once you pass, you will be all set!


Once you have gotten all of this out of the way, you will have a license that will allow you to ride and feel the wind in your hair. All you will have to do then will be to don your helmet and go where the wind takes you. If you still need convincing to buy your motorcycle, remember that you will only regret the rides you never took. Life is too short not to follow your dream to ride on the open road.

Get all the information you need to start your new motorcycle hobby from Beginner Riders! This is a blog run by Garrett Fleck, who loves motorcycles. His goal is to inform people about motorcycle riding and help them get started. Read our content, hop on your beginner motorcycle and take a ride today!