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 true about carrying cargo on your motorcycle?
2. What can happen if you drive through a turn too fast?
3. While gripping the handlebars, your arms should be positioned
4. What does choosing the best lane position mean?
5. When starting off on your motorcycle, you should start with your right wrist
6. While riding a motorcycle, you are considered legally intoxicated if
7. To stop as quickly as possible, you should
8. When should a passenger get on the motorcycle?
9. When can a motorcycle ride in an h.o.v. lane?
10. If you are riding with a passenger what should you do?
11. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check
12. For an adequate space cushion, maintain a following distance of at least ____ seconds
13. A ____-second following distance gives you a minimum amount of space to stop or swerve, if the driver ahead stops suddenly.
14. In any collision, you have a far better chance of avoiding serious injury when you wear
15. When should you have your headlight on?
16. Which of the following is not a part of the 4 steps for better control while turning?
17. Because riding a motorcycle is more tiring than driving a car, you should
18. Convex side mirrors on motorcycles make cars seem
19. What can cause the engine to lock?
20. When carrying a load, you should
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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.