California offers two classes of motorcycle license: M1 and M2. With an M1 license, you may ride any type of motorcycle with an attached motor, or any motorized scooter. With an M2 classification, you will be permitted to drive a motorized bicycle, a moped, a bicycle with an attached motor, or a motorized scooter only.
How to get a motorcycle license in California:
Visit your local California DMV office.
Complete a Driver’s License or Identification Card Application (Form DL 44).
Provide proof of your identity.
Pass the California motorcycle written test.
Pass a Basic Rider Course or the motorcycle skills test.
Pay the $33 motorcycle license/endorsement fee.
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