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 make good judgments in traffic, you need to first:
2. When you are preparing to slow down, you should check
3. In any collision, you have a far better chance of avoiding serious injury when you wear
4. Use your horn when
5. Motorcycles require ____ lane width to operate safely.
6. When it is raining, the best position for traction is
7. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. what should you do?
8. To maintain adequate control of the motorcycle, your arms should be positioned
9. When you are being passed from behind, which portion of the lane should your motorcycle be in?
10. When parking along the roadside, you should park
11. Where are the clutch and brake lever found on your motorcycle?
12. To increase your chances of being seen by other vehicles, you should
13. Each lane of traffic has ____ position(s) for a motorcycle to travel.
14. In proper riding posture
15. When someone is merging into your lane from an off-ramp, the best strategy is to
16. Which of the following is true about braking?
17. When riding in a group, who is setting the pace of the group?
18. Using your brakes properly means
19. The best way to stop quickly is to
20. Adjust your side mirrors so you will be able to see

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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.