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 carrying a passenger, instruct the person to
2. The best way to stop quickly is to
3. You are being followed closely, and as you approach an intersection, the light turns yellow. what should you do?
4. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. what should you do?
5. When parked beside a curb, your motorcycle must
6. To have a passenger on your motorcycle, you must have
7. The most likely place for a collision is
8. When scanning the road for hazards, how far ahead should you be looking?
9. Riding alongside a car can be dangerous because
10. Riding ____ decreases your chances of being seen.
11. When carrying a passenger, instruct them to
12. Cargo on your motorcycle should be secured
13. A motorcycle is the right size for you if
14. Accelerating on a curve
15. To stop as quickly as possible, you should
16. If your front wheel locks, you should
17. The ____ brake is the most important because it ____.
18. The greatest chance of a collision with another vehicle is
19. In countersteering, to initiate a turn, pushing the right handgrip will allow the motorcycle to
20. The best way to swerve is to
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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.