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. When parked along the roadside, you should park
2. What are the 4 steps to making a proper turn?
3. Grabbing at the front brake
4. When carrying a passenger, instruct them to
5. If your motorcycle begins to wobble, it is important not to
6. How can you use your clothing to help prevent collisions?
7. The best type of clothing to help with visibility when riding a motorcycle is ____ clothing.
8. When is it most important to check your mirrors?
9. ____ can increase your visibility.
10. Motorcycles require ____ lane width to operate safely.
11. Why should you not ride your motorcycle alongside cars?
12. When preparing to slow down, you should check
13. Studies have shown that most crashes involved riders who
14. When passing another vehicle, you should
15. When riding a motorcycle, you can share your lane when
16. Pulling over to the side of the road can be more dangerous to motorcycles than to cars because
17. When approaching an intersection, you should select a lane position to
18. Motorcycles towing trailers
19. The best way to fasten cargo to a motorcycle is to use
20. The best way to lessen your chances of skidding on a slippery surface is to
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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.