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. Motorcyclists must wear protective eyewear
2. When riding a motorcycle, you can share your lane when
3. The safest way to use saddlebags is to
4. When preparing to pass the vehicle in front of you, you can increase your line of sight by
5. When you check your tires, what are you checking for?
6. When approaching a blind intersection, you should do what?
7. Which surface provides less traction than normal road conditions?
8. You can help keep your balance while riding by
9. When you feel like a driver might try to share your lane, what should you do?
10. If the chain or belt breaks on your bike you will notice what?
11. Why are gravel roads potentially dangerous for motorcycle riders?
12. Which of the following is not a part of the 4 steps for better control while turning?
13. If your front wheel locks, you should
14. A benefit of riding in the center lane position is it
15. Riders wearing a helmet are how many more times likely to survive a crash?
16. To help maintain balance during a turn, you should
17. When making a routine stop at a stop sign, you should
18. In order to swerve properly, you must
19. Use your feet to maintain balance by
20. If you have a rounded mirror on your bike what type of mirror do you have?
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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.