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. A motorcycle can be ridden between lanes of traffic
2. Crossing an obstacle ____ is the safest.
3. If the engine 'locks' or 'freezes' that means it is low on what?
4. Which of the following factors can play a significant part in determining BAC levels?
5. Before mounting the motorcycle, you should check
6. Which of the following is not part of the upshifting process?
7. To help maintain balance during a turn, you should
8. In a single lane of traffic, there are ____ lane positions for a motorcycle.
9. If you believe that your motorcycle has not triggered a light sensor while stopped at a traffic light, when can you proceed?
10. When parked beside a curb, your motorcycle must
11. To avoid a collision with a hazard in the center of the lane, which lane position(s) should you ride in?
12. What are your responsibilities while operating a motorcycle on the road?
13. To carry a passenger on your motorcycle, you must have
14. When using saddlebags, it is important to
15. When preparing to merge into the middle lane of a three-lane road, what should you check?
16. What term is used to define a sudden change in direction?
17. At the very minimum, what should a legal motorcycle have on it?
18. In order to avoid fatigue, you should stop riding at least every ____ hour(s).
19. Reflective clothing is important for safety
20. Which of the following is not a step you should do when getting off of the road?
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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.