How old do you have to be to ride a motorcycle in California?
In some states that don't have specific mandatory laws in requiring people to wear motorcycle helmets regardless of their age, you have to be at least 18 years old to be able to ride motorcycle without wearing motorcycle helmets. But it is highly advisable that you wear one to avoid injuries from motorcycle accidents.
You need a motorcycle license to drive a motorcycle (Class M) in Wisconsin. If you are under 18, you need an instruction permit to drive one. There is no minimum age to ride a motorcycle in Wisconsin, but "a child has to ride behind the driver (cannot sit in front of the driver), and has to wear a helmet. The child has to be able to reach the foot pegs - the foot pegs can…
Ride? or Drive? Legally, anyone that has a driver's license and takes the additional motorcycle endorsement (test) can drive a motorcycle. Rules about how to get a motorcycle endorsement vary in every state. Riding a motorcycle technically requires permission from your parents until you turn 18. Your parents are legally responsible for all your actions until you turn 18.