Virginia law defines a motorcycle as a motor vehicle.
Titling and Registering Your Motorcycle
If you own and operate a motorcycle, you must title and register the motorcycle and display appropriate motorcycle license plates.
Required Protective Gear
Motorcyclists in Virginia (both operators and riders) must wear an approved protective helmet. In addition, the operator must either wear a face shield or safety glasses/goggles, or the motorcycle must be equipped with a windshield type approved by the Virginia State Police.