California DMV Motorcycle Test

Pass the California Motorcycle Permit test the first time with FREE California DMV Practice Tests. Study real motorcycle permit questions from the DMV handbook!.


1. On a paved road, sand and gravel are most likely to collect
2. Which of the following should not be done at night?
3. In countersteering, to initiate a turn, pushing the right handgrip will allow the motorcycle to
4. Which of the following is not a strategy to increase your safety at night?
5. It is difficult for other cars to see motorcycles. which of the following can increase your visibility to others?
6. If your front wheel locks, you should
7. How can you ride safely on slippery surfaces?
8. You can maintain an adequate space cushion by
9. In order to swerve properly, you must
10. While riding a motorcycle, you should position your feet
11. If you are about to collide with an object and you want the motorcycle to lean quickly to the right, you should
12. When stopping in a curve, what should you do?
13. If you would like to signal that you are turning left, what is the correct hand-and-arm signal?
14. In a lane of traffic, how many lane positions are there for a motorcycle?
15. In which of the following situations is it important to change your lane position?
16. When riding in a group, who is setting the pace of the group?
17. When can a motorcycle park in a disabled parking spot?
18. When preparing to enter the roadway from the roadside, how should you position your motorcycle?
19. When you turn:
20. When can you be sure another driver will yield to you?
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in California, you must have a Class M license. Licenses are issued through the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The state offers a motorcycle instruction permit and two license levels. An M1 license includes any type of motorcycle, and an M2 license is specifically for motorbikes, mopeds, or scooters. You must be at least 15 ½ to apply for a Class M1 or M2 permit. At age 16, you can apply for an M1 or M2 license if you have held a permit for at least 6 months.

To receive a Class M1 or M2 permit or license, you must submit your documentation, pass the vision screening, pass the driver and motorcycle knowledge tests, complete a Form DL44 application, and pay the fees. Anyone under the age of 21 must also complete the California Highway Patrol California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CHP CMSP) and submit the certification. Applicants who are over 21 are encouraged to take the CHP CMSP course as well, and the motorcycle skills test is waived for those who complete the course.

Tests are scheduled through your local DMV. The written exam contains 25 questions about signaling, crossing, changing lanes and other safe driving practices. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills test examines how well you handle and operate your motorcycle. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.