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. Where should you position your knees to help balance your bike.
2. When preparing to pass the vehicle in front of you, you can increase your line of sight by
3. If your ride over a rain groove or bridge grate it may cause your bike to do what?
4. You are approaching an intersection that has a stop line, but you can tell it is a blind intersection. where should you stop?
5. When should you only use the front brakes?
6. When riding in a group, when should you ride single file?
7. When completing a quick stop how should you apply your brakes?
8. What causes your motorcycle to lurch?
9. What is the most common type of motorcycle crash at an intersection?
10. Help balance your motorcycle while turning by
11. What should you do if you are approached by a dog while riding your motorcycle?
12. Which of the following should be avoided when carrying cargo?
13. To be effective at protecting the motorcycle operator from hazards, proper face and eye protection must have which of the following attributes:
14. How can you increase your visibility to others at night?
15. Keeping your knees against the gas tank
16. When riding behind a car, which lane position will keep you the most visible to the driver?
17. What are some ways to stop your friend from operating a motorcycle after they have had a few drinks?
18. When parked beside a curb, your motorcycle must
19. At what angle (at least) should you cross track and road seams that run parallel to your course?
20. Besides shifting gears to gain speed, when else should you use the gears on a motorcycle?
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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.