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 your motorcycle starts to wobble, the best way to stop it is to
2. Riding with both legs on the same side of the motorcycle is
3. In hot weather, what type of clothing should you wear while riding your motorcycle?
4. How can you protect yourself from injury during a collision?
5. Blind intersections can be dangerous because
6. Which of the following is not a tip for completing u-turns successfully?
7. You should increase your following distance
8. How can you keep yourself from using too much throttle?
9. Why should you not ride your motorcycle alongside cars?
10. When scanning for hazards in front of you, you should be looking down the road about ____ seconds
11. The front brake is more important because
12. Motorcycles towing trailers
13. How can you use your clothing to help prevent collisions?
14. How often should you check the tires on your motorcycle?
15. When riding in a group, motorcyclists should communicate by
16. When carrying a load, you should
17. To give yourself enough time to react to hazards, you should scan the road ____ ahead.
18. Riding alongside a car can be dangerous because
19. What is a good strategy for seeing bumps on a road at night?
20. To stop safely on a curve, you should
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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.