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. When riding a motorcycle, you can share your lane when
2. If you are going to pass another vehicle but you think that it may move into your lane, you should
3. If it is not possible to ride straight while crossing railroad tracks, you should cross them at a ____ angle.
4. If you are riding an unfamiliar bike what should you do?
5. You can initiate a swerve by
6. At the very minimum, what should a legal motorcycle have on it?
7. It is important that a passenger
8. In locations where there is oil and grease buildup, the best lane position is
9. When sitting properly on a motorcycle your
10. When entering a turn and you need to change gears, when should that change occur?
11. You should split your riding group in to smaller groups if it is larger than how many riders?
12. Why can pulling off to the side of the road be more hazardous to motorcycles than cars?
13. 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?
14. When preparing to enter the roadway from the roadside, how should you position your motorcycle?
15. A hazardous place for motorcycles to travel is
16. You are being closely followed, and as you approach an intersection, the light turns yellow. what should you do?
17. Use your horn when
18. How can you increase your visibility at blind intersections?
19. As you approach the center of a turn, you should
20. If the rear tire goes flat while riding
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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.