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. What type of clothing is best for daytime riding?
2. What is the most efficient way for you to know what is going on behind you?
3. To maintain adequate control of the motorcycle, your arms should be positioned
4. ____ can increase your visibility.
5. The press step of turning means that you press
6. It is important to check your mirrors when
7. Maximum stopping power is achieved by
8. How can you help balance yourself during motorcycle turns?
9. When starting your motorcycle, your right wrist should be positioned
10. If your motorcycle starts to wander back and forth while riding over metal bridge gratings you should:
11. To look where you want to turn, you should
12. Which of the following should not be done at night?
13. A minimum of a ____ -second distance should be maintained between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.
14. Grabbing the front brake could result in
15. The class m1/m2 permit includes the following restrictions
16. Begin to signal ____ feet before making a turn.
17. When riding with a passenger, what should you expect?
18. A front wheel skid can result from
19. When preparing to merge into the middle lane of a three-lane road, what should you check?
20. If you are riding in a group and you need to pass the vehicle in front of 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.