You know, a Vespa would be totally awesome. But I think in CA, you have to have a car driver's license to get a motorcycle license. Grr. What I'm afraid of most is the driver's test. I get soooo nervous and having to sit and wait 4 hours because they're backed up doesn't help either (no, seriously, that's how long I waited on my last driver's test).[/QUOTE]
You don't have to have a Class C drivers license to obtain a M1/M2 license in CA.
"License requirements —
To obtain a Class M1/M2 license,
• Complete the application and
permitrequirements listed above.
• Pass a DMV skill test or present a
Completion of Motorcycle Training Certificate (DL 389) to waive
the skill test.
NOTE: If you are 21 years of age
or older, you can attend a CHP approved motorcycle training course.
If you complete this motorcycle
training course and submit a valid
DL389, your insurance cost may be
reduced. Check with your insurance
company to see if you qualify for
a reduced rate. Additionally, the
knowledge and skills you learn
in this motorcycle rider training
course may help you avoid a serious injury or a fatal collision. This
motorcycle training course is highly
• Pass a road test, if you are applying for a Class M1/M2 license
This is from the California Motorcycle Handbook (2011)