District of Columbia DMV Motorcycle Test

Pass the District of Columbia Motorcycle Permit test the first time with FREE District of Columbia DMV Practice Tests. Study real motorcycle permit questions from the DMV handbook!.


1. ____ helps you absorb shocks when you ride over obstacles.
2. The best way to increase your visibility at an intersection is to
3. Compared with cars, motorcycles usually need
4. Groups of motorcycle riders should be no larger than ____ riders.
5. What does the right foot pedal control?
6. Which of the following increases safety when riding at night?
7. You should not ride your motorcycle alongside of cars because
8. When riding on the road, you should create more space and minimize harm from hazards by
9. The best face protection is
10. When carrying a load, you should
11. To increase your chances of being seen by another vehicle
12. You cannot ride a motorcycle on the highway
13. In a turn, maintaining or increasing your speed
14. When you check your tires, what things should you check?
15. If an object suddenly appears in your path, you should ____ to avoid a crash.
16. The safest way to use saddlebags is to
17. Which of the following should be avoided when carrying cargo?
18. When should you check your motorcycle's tires?
19. If your motorcycle was made before 1978, you must remember to
20. If you are carrying a lot of cargo, you may need to adjust your
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia (DC), you must have a motorcycle (M) endorsement on your driver's license. Licensing services are handled through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). An M endorsement on your license allows you to operate motorcycles, motorbikes, mopeds, scooters, and three-wheeled motorcycles on public roads. You must be at least 18 to apply for an M endorsement.

To receive an M endorsement, you must hold a valid DC license, complete an application, pay the fees, and pass the motorcycle knowledge test. Additionally, you must either pass the motorcycle skills test or submit a certificate of completion from a motorcycle demonstration course. If you choose to take the course, you must visit the Brentwood Road Test facility to obtain your driver's license with an M endorsement. The tests are scheduled through a DMV service center. You can schedule the motorcycle skills test by phone or online.

The knowledge test contains 25 questions about motorcycle safety and driving practices that are covered in the DC Motorcycle Operator Manual. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. If you fail, you can retake the test after three days. The motorcycle skills test covers basic vehicle control and crash-avoidance skills. You should know your motorcycle well and how to operate it safely before taking this test.