Originally Posted by Triple88a
Rip, i just turned 20 but i think our state requires license. I'm not sure though.
In Alabama, you must be at least 14 years old to apply for a motorcycle license with an "M Class" designation. For 14 and 15 year olds, this license carries a "B" restriction for use on a motor-driven cycle. When you turn 16, the "B" restriction will be removed when you return to the driver's license office.
To apply for your motorcycle license, you'll need to take a written exam. Study the Alabama Motorcycle Manual to learn rules of the road, Alabama laws, traffic signs, and practical tips on driving a motorcycle. When you are ready, go to your local driver's license office with the following documents:
* Certified U.S. birth certificate.
* Social Security card.
* Another form of identification, which can include your valid driver's license, marriage license, military ID, school photo ID, school enrollment form, or a Veterans Administration card.
* School enrollment form or proof of graduation if you are 14 or 15 years old. You can get a copy of the enrollment/exclusion form online to have it completed beforehand.
* $5 testing fee and $23 license fee. No checks are accepted.
If you obtained your Alabama driver's license before 1990 and have kept it since that time, you already have a motorcycle license. Look on your license. In the top right corner, there should be a "D" next to "Class." If you also have an "M," you are already licensed to drive a motorcycle.
This is straight off the DMV websight so you may be correct however (See Bold Print) it used to not be that way.