Normally I’m not in favorite of over governing by our state but in this instance, it may not be a bad idea. All new motorcycle riders in the state under age 21 will be required to take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). The following is an excerpt from the DMV site:
Motorcycle Instruction Permit (AB 1952/Niello) This new law requires a person under 21 years of age to complete an approved motorcycle safety course before being issued an instruction permit with which to practice operating a motorcycle, and requires the permit to be held for six months before being issued a class M motorcycle driver license. There are currently more than 6,000 drivers 19 years and younger who are licensed to ride a motorcycle in California.