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. Which of the following is not an effect of alcohol?
2. When preparing to merge into the middle lane of a three-lane road, what should you check?
3. What does the acronym see stand for?
4. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check
5. Start your motorcycle with your right wrist
6. You are in danger of hitting an object and need to swerve to avoid it. what is the best way to initiate a swerve?
7. It is important to maintain a space cushion behind the vehicle in front of you
8. After consuming alcohol, you can ensure you will not be driving under the influence if you
9. If you accidentally lock the front brake, you should
10. Motorcycles require more frequent attention to maintenance than does an automobile due to risk of exposure when in traffic. which of the following checks should a motorcycle owner not check before operating?
11. As a motorcycle rider, how many positions do you have available in a single traffic lane?
12. When carrying a load, you should
13. Which of the following factors can play a significant part in determining BAC levels?
14. When approaching an intersection where a vehicle may cross your path
15. Each lane of traffic has ____ position(s) for a motorcycle to travel.
16. The most likely place for a collision is
17. Motorcycles are harder to see. how can you increase your visibility?
18. What are some of the methods a motorcycle operator should consider using to reduce the possibility of an accident when driving at night?
19. Which of the following does not increase your safety when riding at night?
20. In order to avoid fatigue, you should stop riding at least every ____ hour(s).
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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.