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. Riding with both legs on the same side of the motorcycle is
2. To have a passenger on your motorcycle, you must have
3. If your motorcycle begins to wobble, it is important not to
4. How does carrying a passenger change your motorcycle?
5. How can you protect yourself from injury during a collision?
6. In slow, tight turns:
7. Maximum stopping power is achieved by
8. When riding through a turn, you should turn
9. You are being followed closely, and as you approach an intersection, the light turns yellow. what should you do?
10. To give yourself enough time to react to hazards, you should scan the road ____ ahead.
11. When passing another vehicle, you should
12. To help keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should
13. While making normal turns, the rider and the motorcycle must
14. Most of your motorcycle's stopping power is provided by
15. Which of the following is not an effect of alcohol?
16. ____ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
17. It is important that a passenger
18. Which of the following does not increase your safety when riding at night?
19. If a large vehicle such as a truck is passing you on your left, which lane position should you ride in?
20. While stopped at a traffic light, if you believe that your motorcycle has not triggered the light sensor, when can you proceed?
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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.