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. The best way to swerve is to
2. If your throttle sticks while riding, you should first
3. When starting your motorcycle, your right wrist should be positioned
4. While passing a row of parked cars, you see that there is a driver in one of the parked vehicles. what should you do?
5. 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?
6. What does choosing the best lane position mean?
7. Which of the following is the best way to secure cargo?
8. What occurs when the front wheel and handlebars start shaking from side to side at any speed?
9. If you are passing a parked car, where should you position yourself in your lane?
10. All of the following affect your blood alcohol concentration except
11. When riding in a group, the staggered formation should be avoided when
12. What is not one of the major factors in blood alcohol level?
13. On a slippery surface, what is the most effective braking method?
14. What can you do to help keep your balance in turns?
15. The best way to cross unavoidable obstacles on the road is to
16. How do you achieve maximum straight-line braking?
17. A ____-second following distance gives you a minimum amount of space to stop or swerve, if the driver ahead stops suddenly.
18. If you suspect the road ahead is slippery, what should you do?
19. Riding between lanes of traffic is
20. In a single lane of traffic, there are ____ lane positions for 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.