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. Help balance your motorcycle while turning by
2. If your throttle sticks while riding, you should first
3. What does the acronym see stand for?
4. For stopping or slowing down, the most effective method is to use
5. When driving at night, what is the best way to identify bumps in the road?
6. What is the best way to stop quickly?
7. Which of the following does not increase your safety when riding at night?
8. Increase your visibility at an intersection by
9. You should never ride beside another motorcycle because
10. Which brake is most powerful?
11. If you are riding an unfamiliar bike what should you do?
12. An approved helmet can save a motorcycle rider from ____ in most collision situations.
13. If there are two or more motorcycles riding together, they should ride
14. If you have to ride over an obstacle, what degree angle should you approach it at?
15. When can you ride side-by-side with another motorcycle?
16. When passing another vehicle
17. What are the 4 steps to making a proper turn?
18. In countersteering to initiate a turn, pushing the right handgrip will allow the motorcycle to
19. Riders wearing a helmet are how many more times likely to survive a crash?
20. What does the left hand lever control?
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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.