MVD Express is proud to offer all the MVD services you need, from VIN inspections and registration to motorcycle licenses and more. If you are interested in obtaining your New Mexico motorcycle license, then our team is more than happy to help. Check out our live wait times online, or stop by one of our locations throughout New Mexico!

How to Obtain Your Motorcycle License

In the state of New Mexico, there are several requirements that you will have to complete before you receive your motorcycle license. These requirements depend on how old you are when you apply for your license and can affect what type of motorcycle you are allowed to legally drive.

The motorcycle license requirements are as follows:

New Class M 13+ License New Class M 15+ License New Class M 18+ License
  • Required to be 13 years of age or older
  • Completion of Motorcycle Safety Course (Basic Rider Course) is required
  • Motorcycles must be under 100cc
  • Need a parent or guardian’s signature
  • Must wear a helmet
  • No passengers are allowed
  • License will have Y or Z endorsement ONLY
  • Required to be 15 years of age or older
  • Completion of Motorcycle Safety Course (Basic Rider Course) is required
  • Motorcycle license test is waived
  • Need a parent or guardian’s signature
  • Must wear a helmet
  • An instruction permit with a motorcycle endorsement may not carry a passenger while operating a motorcycle.
  • Will receive a license with W, Y, or Z endorsement (endorsement may be added to a Permit, Provisional or Driver’s License)
  • Required to be 18 years of age or older
  • Required to take a written motorcycle license test and a road test on a motorcycle the size of the sought endorsement (test waived with completion of Motorcycle Safety Course—Basic Rider Course)
  • Will receive a motorcycle license with W, Y or Z endorsement or W, Y or Z endorsement may be added to driver’s license based on size of motorcycle used to complete test

 

Once you have completed the required course work, bring all proofs of completion to MVD Express along with:
  • Birth certificate or certified copy
  • Social Security card (cannot accept laminated card)
  • 2 proofs of residency (P.O. boxes are not allowed)
  • A parent or guardian (if their signature is required)
  • Eyeglasses or contacts for the vision test (if you need them)
  • Proof of motorcycle license test or road test completion

*Please note that different proofs of residency have different timeframes at which they will be accepted.

Motorcycle licenses are $18 for a four-year license and $34 for an eight-year license (in addition to our convenience fee).

Get Started at MVD Express!

Ready to get your New Mexico motorcycle license? Find an MVD Express near you and check the live wait times, or give us a call to schedule an appointment and skip the line!

We look forward to helping you soon.