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. Which of the following does not increase your safety when riding at night?
2. To help balance yourself in turns, you should
3. A ____-second following distance gives you a minimum amount of space to stop or swerve, if the driver ahead stops suddenly.
4. If you must coast over a slippery surface, you should
5. When following other motorcycles, what should be the minimum space cushion?
6. In order to have a passenger on your motorcycle, you must have
7. The least effective way to attach cargo to your motorcycle is to use
8. Pulling over to the side of the road can be more dangerous to motorcycles than to cars because
9. When making a normal turn, should the motorcycle rider lean?
10. If you would like to signal that you are turning left, what is the correct hand-and-arm signal?
11. If you make eye contact with a driver at an intersection
12. Which of the following types of vehicles are permitted to use high-occupancy vehicle (hov) lanes?
13. If your front tire fails while you are riding, you should
14. To make a u-turn, which of the following should you not do?
15. Each lane of traffic has ____ position(s) for a motorcycle to travel.
16. If you are about to slow down where others may not expect it, you should
17. If you suspect the driver ahead of you does not know you are behind his or her vehicle, you should
18. When changing lanes on a multilane road, it is important to check the lane next to you and
19. Using your brakes properly means
20. To make good judgments in traffic, you need to first:

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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.