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 front brake is more powerful than the rear brake. how much stopping power does the front brake provide you?
2. When you ride in a group
3. If the rear tire goes flat while riding
4. The best way to swerve is to
5. Which of the following is an example of a type of mechanical problem you may encounter while on your bike?
6. What does choosing the best lane position mean?
7. When should the right lane position be avoided?
8. If a car is merging in to traffic and it is not safe enough for you to move to another lane, what should you do?
9. Your helmet should meet who's standards?
10. When parked in a parallel parking space, you should park at an angle
11. The most likely place for a collision is
12. Riders wearing a helmet are how many more times likely to survive a crash?
13. You can maintain an adequate space cushion by
14. What can you do to help keep your balance in turns?
15. How can you reduce your reaction time when approaching an intersection?
16. In order to have a passenger on your motorcycle, you must have
17. When riding in a group of motorcycles in a staggered formation, the third rider should be how far behind the first rider?
18. Which of the following is not part of the proper procedure for carrying loads?
19. How can you protect yourself from injury during a collision?
20. If you have a rounded mirror on your bike what type of mirror do you have?
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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.