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. If you need to brake and swerve, you should
2. ____ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
3. Which of the following is not an effect of alcohol?
4. Where are the clutch and brake lever found on your motorcycle?
5. When performing the evaluate step of the see procedure, what are you thinking about?
6. Grabbing at the front brake
7. If you see a car on an entrance ramp that is about to merge into your lane, it is best to
8. On a paved road, sand and gravel are most likely to collect
9. Rolling on the throttle through a turn will
10. You should adjust your side mirrors
11. Which one of the following statements is correct?
12. You are in danger of hitting an object and need to swerve to avoid it. what is the best way to initiate a swerve?
13. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
14. When following a vehicle, you should maintain a ____-second following distance.
15. What color of clothing increases riders' visibility to others?
16. You are turning right onto a two-way road. turning too fast could cause you to
17. When riding in a group and you want to pass the car in front of you, how should the group proceed?
18. Blind intersections can be dangerous because
19. When can a motorcycle park in a disabled parking spot?
20. You must maintain a space cushion between your motorcycle and other vehicles ahead of you because it gives you
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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.