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. The chances of you being involved in a crash or falling from your bike increase if your ride over which of the following?
2. The gearshift lever is located
3. When making turns on the road, a motorcycle rider must ____ before entering a turn.
4. The side of the road can be dangerous to motorcycles because
5. Where should you position your motorcycle in the lane?
6. The best protection from other vehicles is
7. When following another vehicle, the ____ of the lane position is the best for being seen.
8. You should increase your following distance
9. During ____ turns, you should lean your motorcycle while keeping your body straight.
10. When looking where you want to turn, you should
11. Other than wearing bright clothing, how can you increase your visibility?
12. While gripping the handlebars, your arms should be positioned
13. The center of the lane position is best for
14. When approaching a blind intersection, you should do what?
15. To help maintain balance during a turn, you should
16. The front brake is operated by
17. To increase your chances of being seen by another vehicle
18. When making a routine stop at a stop sign, you should
19. ____ a common factor in motorcycle collisions.
20. If you believe that your motorcycle has not triggered a light sensor while stopped at a traffic light, when can you proceed?
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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.