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. Maximum straight-line braking is achieved by
2. According to the handbook, in traffic, a motorcycle needs
3. When conducting the evaluate step of the see procedure, what are you thinking about?
4. The most likely place for a collision is
5. Your motorcycle fits you if
6. If an obstacle cannot be avoided and you must drive over it, approach it at a ____-degree angle.
7. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, the best way to stop it is to
8. Which of the following statements about lane splitting are correct?
9. You can increase your safety at night by
10. The positions within a lane that are available to a motorcycle are
11. As you approach the center of a turn, you should
12. What can cause your engine to lock?
13. When parking along the roadside, you should park
14. How can you increase your visibility to others at night?
15. When parked along the roadside, you should park
16. Which one of the following statements is correct?
17. You must use your motorcycle's high-beam headlight when you are ____ a vehicle at night.
18. ____ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
19. When carrying a passenger, your motorcycle will
20. When you are being passed from behind, which portion of the lane should your motorcycle be in?
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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.