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. When making a slow, tight turn, the rider should
2. When you ride in a group
3. When can you be sure another driver will yield to you?
4. In which of the following situations should you increase your following distance?
5. When stopping in a curve, what should you do?
6. You are turning onto a road with one lane of traffic moving in each direction. taking a right turn too fast could cause you to
7. To make a u-turn, which of the following should you not do?
8. In which of the following situations is it important to change your lane position?
9. If your front wheel locks, you should
10. As you approach an obstacle, you should
11. When riding in a group, the best formation is the ____ formation.
12. What is a good strategy for seeing bumps on a road at night?
13. If an obstacle cannot be avoided and you must drive over it, approach it at a ____-degree angle.
14. If you must coast over a slippery surface, you should
15. When carrying cargo or a passenger
16. How often should you check the tires on your motorcycle?
17. Riding ____ decreases your chances of being seen.
18. The best type of clothing to help with visibility when riding a motorcycle is ____ clothing.
19. To make good judgments in traffic, you need to first:
20. When is it most important to check your mirrors?

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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.