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. In order to swerve properly, you must
2. For stopping or slowing down, the most effective method is to use
3. When evaluating potential hazards, you should be looking for
4. Grabbing the front brake could result in
5. Which of the following is considered the 'right' gear when riding a motorcycle?
6. The best way to lessen your chances of skidding on a slippery surface is to
7. What can cause the engine to lock?
8. In order to avoid hazardous situations, you should
9. When should the staggered formation be used?
10. If you brake hard on a straightaway and your rear brake locks
11. The side of the road can be dangerous to motorcycles because
12. Which of the following is an example of a slippery surface?
13. When someone is merging into your lane from an off-ramp, the best strategy is to
14. If both braking and swerving are required to avoid hitting an object, in which order should you brake and swerve?
15. The ____ brake is the most important because it ____.
16. Pavement is likely to be slippery
17. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, you should
18. Of the following, the most likely place for a collision is
19. The best path through a curve
20. How do you achieve maximum straight-line braking?
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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.