Massachusetts Motorcycle Laws - View All States Motorcycle Laws
We have put together a simple list of the primary Massachusetts state motorcycle laws to help you when traveling through Massachusetts on a motorcycle. These Massachusetts motorcycle laws where confirmed accurate as of the time of publishing and are provided to you as a reference only. For Massachusetts's complete motorcycle laws, please visit the Massachusetts state Motor Vehicle website.

Safety Helmet: Required by law
Eye Protection: Required by law for instructional permit holders unless equipped with windscreen
Passenger Age: No Restriction
Helmet Speakers: Prohibited to use or possess
Mirrors: One required by law
Headlight: Modulating headlight permitted
Turn Signals: Required by law
Handlebars: Maximum of 15" above seat
Muffler: Mufflers required.
Noise Restrictions: Maximum allowable A-weighted sound levels as measured from 50 feet (Chapter 90, Sec. 7T): 82dBA at 45mph or less; 86dBA over 45mph. Stationary noise levels: Motorcycles required to be registered for operation on the ways of the commonwealth shall not exceed the following noise levels when operated at 1/2 redline speed--99dBA manufactured after 1/1/86--102dBA manufactured before 1/1/86 (540 CMR 3:00)
Riding Two Abreast in Lane: Driving vehicles in a single lane; motorcycles, riding and passing Section 4A. The operators of motorcycles shall not ride abreast of more than one other motorcycle, shall ride single file when passing, and shall not pass any other motor vehicle within the same lane, except another motorcycle.
Lane Splitting: Chapter 89: Section 4A Driving vehicles in a single lane; motorcycles, riding and passing Section 4A. The operators of motorcycles shall not ride abreast of more than one other motorcycle, shall ride single file when passing, and shall not pass any other motor vehicle within the same lane, except another motorcycle.
Insurance: Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(20/40/1)

These state motorcycle laws very verified as current at the time they were published on this page. Some laws may have been changed or repealed and new laws may have be added. Check with state and/or local authorities for the most up to date laws and regulations.