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. To avoid lurching when you downshift, what should you do?
2. When slowing down where others may not expect it, you should
3. What is engine braking?
4. To stop as quickly as possible, you should
5. You must maintain a space cushion between your motorcycle and the vehicle ahead of you because it gives you
6. When preparing to merge into the middle lane of a three-lane road, what should you check?
7. In hot weather, what type of clothing should you wear while riding your motorcycle?
8. When should you take your feet off the foot pegs and skim them on the surface of the road?
9. When conducting the evaluate step of the see procedure, what are you thinking about?
10. If you are going to pass a vehicle but you feel that it may move into your lane, you should
11. When performing the evaluate step of the see procedure, what are you thinking about?
12. The best eye and face protection is provided by
13. The front brake is more important because
14. You should increase your following distance
15. In countersteering, to initiate a turn, pushing the right handgrip will allow the motorcycle to
16. If there are hazards on the road to your right, which lane position should you ride in?
17. When driving next to parked cars, which hazards should you be aware of?
18. To give yourself enough time to react to hazards, you should scan the road ____ ahead.
19. You must use your motorcycle's high-beam headlight when you are ____ a vehicle at night.
20. During ____ turns, you should lean your motorcycle while keeping your body straight.

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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.