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. Rolling on the throttle should be done in which of the following situations?
2. The best group formation for riding through curves is
3. The best way to swerve is to
4. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items
5. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, you should
6. The best way to stay alert while riding a motorcycle is to
7. To avoid lurching while downshifting, what should you do?
8. When it comes to tinted eye protection, it
9. To help maintain balance, your feet should
10. Which of the following is an example of a slippery surface?
11. What can cause the engine to lock?
12. What is the name of the strategy you should use when at an intersection?
13. When starting on an uphill slope, you should first use ____ brake to hold the motorcycle while starting the engine and shifting into first gear.
14. The best lane position to avoid lane sharing by others is the ____ lane position.
15. How does carrying a passenger change your motorcycle?
16. For an adequate space cushion, maintain a following distance of at least ____ seconds
17. When driving at night, what is the best way to identify bumps in the road?
18. What does choosing the best lane position mean?
19. Which surface provides less traction than normal road conditions?
20. When you feel like a driver might try to share your lane, what should you do?
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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.