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. In locations where there is oil and grease buildup, the best lane position is
2. To stop safely on a curve, you should
3. What does choosing the best lane position mean?
4. If you are going to pass a vehicle but you feel that it may move into your lane, you should
5. While stopped at a traffic light, if you believe that your motorcycle has not triggered the light sensor, when can you proceed?
6. You should increase your following distance
7. Your motorcycle fits you if
8. Weaving when riding over a metal grating
9. The ____ brake is the most important because it ____.
10. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when
11. Use your horn when
12. To prevent colliding with a hazard in the center of the lane, which lane position should you ride in?
13. For stopping or slowing down, the most effective method is to use
14. When you turn:
15. To look where you want to turn, you should
16. You can maintain an adequate space cushion by
17. When riding in a group, the staggered formation should be avoided
18. Which of the following is true about carrying cargo on your motorcycle?
19. When preparing to slow down, you should check
20. How can you protect yourself from injury during a collision?

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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.