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. Grabbing at the front brake
2. Motorcycles are harder to see. how can you increase your visibility?
3. The most likely place for a collision is
4. When riding in a group and you want to pass the car in front of you, how should the group proceed?
5. If you see a car on an entrance ramp that is about to merge into your lane, it is best to
6. When you are being passed from behind, which portion of the lane should your motorcycle be in?
7. When driving at night, what is the best way to identify bumps in the road?
8. When changing lanes on a multilane road, it is important to check the lane next to you and
9. How can you keep yourself from using too much throttle?
10. If you want to carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have
11. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, the best way to stop it is to
12. How can you prevent fatigue while riding?
13. While making normal turns, the rider and the motorcycle must
14. Motorcycles towing trailers
15. What is the proper way to swerve?
16. Which lane position(s) are safest for motorcycles?
17. If the rear wheel locks, you should
18. Which of the following should not be done at night?
19. The best way to lessen your chances of skidding on a slippery surface is to
20. Which of the following types of vehicles are permitted to use high-occupancy vehicle (hov) lanes?

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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.