Iowa DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. Crossing an obstacle ____ is the safest.
2. If the chain or belt breaks on your bike you will notice what?
3. You should split your riding group in to smaller groups if it is larger than how many riders?
4. In order to swerve properly, you must
5. You should never ride beside another motorcycle because
6. How does carrying a passenger change your motorcycle?
7. What is the best lane position for being seen?
8. A motorcycle is the right size for you if
9. If your throttle becomes stuck you should twist it back and forth to free it. if this does not work what should you do?
10. When should you have your headlight on?
11. Riders who wear helmets are how many times more likely to survive a head injury than those who do not wear a helmet?
12. As a motorcycle rider, how many positions do you have available in a single traffic lane?
13. Passengers should keep their feet on the footrests
14. If an obstacle cannot be avoided and you must drive over it, approach it at a ____ angle.
15. Which lane position(s) are safest for motorcycles?
16. When loading saddlebags, it is important to
17. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by
18. When parking at a parallel parking space near a curb, you should ____?
19. When making a routine stop at a stop sign, you should
20. Which of the following is the best way to secure cargo?
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Iowa, you must have a Class M license or a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license. Licenses are issued by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). At age 14, you can apply for a motorcycle instruction permit or moped-only license. At age 16, you can apply for a motorcycle endorsement or Class M license. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle instruction permit, or moped-only license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the vision screening and motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. The moped-only license also requires that you pass the operator knowledge test, if you do not already have an instruction permit or license, and complete a moped education course. A driving test may also be required. To receive a Class M license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, motorcycle knowledge test, operator knowledge test, and the motorcycle skills test. To receive a motorcycle endorsement on your current license, you must pass the vision screening, motorcycle knowledge test, and motorcycle skills test.

Tests are scheduled through the MVD. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions covering road rules and safe riding practices. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail a test, you must wait one business day to retake it.