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. Maximum straight-line braking is achieved by
2. You brake hard on a straightaway and your rear brake locks. what should you do?
3. When riding, your clothing should be protective and
4. When should you rise off the seat slightly?
5. Before changing lanes on a multilane road, you should check
6. When conducting the evaluate step of the see procedure, what are you thinking about?
7. Which of the following is not a tip for completing u-turns successfully?
8. What are the 4 steps to making a proper turn?
9. Changing your lane position can
10. When carrying a passenger, instruct them to
11. On a paved road, sand and gravel are most likely to collect
12. Weaving when riding over a metal grating
13. If you are going to pass a vehicle but you feel that it may move into your lane, you should
14. If you suspect the road ahead is slippery, what should you do?
15. When parked along the roadside, you should park
16. How can you use your clothing to help prevent collisions?
17. If you can't cross an obstacle head-on, you should approach it at as close to a ____-degree angle as possible.
18. If you are about to collide with an object and you want the motorcycle to lean quickly to the right, you should
19. Distances are harder to judge at night. you should
20. If you brake hard on a straightaway and your rear wheel locks
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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.