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. As you approach the center of a turn, you should
2. When can you ride side-by-side with another motorcycle?
3. Which of the following is acceptable to wear on a motorcycle as protective clothing?
4. Which of the following is not required for a motorcycle passenger?
5. What is the best way to stop quickly?
6. Which surface provides less traction than normal road conditions?
7. Each lane of traffic has ____ position(s) for a motorcycle to travel.
8. When riding in a group, group members should communicate by
9. Which of the following provide(s) the best traction for motorcycles?
10. What type of group formation should be used when riding through curves?
11. If an obstacle cannot be avoided and you must drive over it, approach it at a ____ angle.
12. During an on-cycle skill test, how many stalls of the motorcycle engine result in an automatic failure?
13. If your throttle sticks while riding, you should first
14. Carrying extra cargo or passengers can change the way the motorcycle does what?
15. The most likely place for a collision is
16. What are some ways to stop your friend from operating a motorcycle after they have had a few drinks?
17. In countersteering to initiate a turn, pushing the right handgrip will allow the motorcycle to
18. Increasing the throttle through a turn will
19. What are the 4 steps to making a proper turn?
20. In which of these scenarios is it the least important to check your mirrors?

Iowa DMV Motorcycle Test

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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.