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 brake is most powerful?
2. Both brakes on your motorcycle should be used
3. All of the following are part of the upshifting process except
4. When should you check your motorcycle tires?
5. If the rear wheel locks, you should
6. If you are carrying a package that prevents you from steering with both hands
7. When conducting the evaluate step of the see procedure, what are you thinking about?
8. Grabbing at the front brake
9. Which of the following is true about braking?
10. If your throttle is stuck and twisting it does not release it, you should
11. When riding a motorcycle, your arms are primarily used for
12. The best type of clothing to help with visibility when riding a motorcycle is ____ clothing.
13. When should you take your feet off the footrests and skim them along the surface of the road?
14. When following other motorcycles, what should be the minimum space cushion?
15. Each lane of traffic has ____ position(s) for a motorcycle to travel.
16. When should you take your feet off the foot pegs and skim them on the surface of the road?
17. To avoid confusing other drivers you should:
18. The best way to fasten cargo to a motorcycle is to use
19. How can you protect yourself from injury during a collision?
20. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when
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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.