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. If your motorcycle was built before 1978, you must remember to
2. You can maintain an adequate space cushion by
3. Adjust your side mirrors so you will be able to see
4. If you would like to signal that you are turning left, what is the correct hand-and-arm signal?
5. Start your motorcycle with your right wrist
6. What can cause the engine to seize?
7. When you are being passed from behind, which portion of the lane should your motorcycle be in?
8. When you are following another vehicle, the ____ lane position is the best for being seen.
9. How can you use your clothing to help prevent collisions?
10. When scanning the road for hazards, how far ahead should you be looking?
11. The best way to lessen your chances of skidding on a slippery surface is to
12. If your motorcycle begins to wobble, it is important not to
13. If there are hazards on the road to your right, which lane position should you ride in?
14. You are being followed closely, and as you approach an intersection, the light turns yellow. what should you do?
15. When can you be sure another driver will yield to you?
16. A passenger on your motorcycle must have his or her own
17. If you are about to collide with an object and you want the motorcycle to lean quickly to the right, you should
18. If a large vehicle such as a truck is passing you on your left, which lane position should you ride in?
19. How can you increase your chances of avoiding hazards at night?
20. Pulling over to the side of the road can be more dangerous to motorcycles than to cars because

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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.