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. For stopping or slowing down, the most effective method is to use
2. During an on-cycle skill test, how many stalls of the motorcycle engine result in an automatic failure?
3. Which of the following is not part of the upshifting process?
4. Rising off the seat slightly
5. Where are the clutch and brake lever found on your motorcycle?
6. If the engine 'locks' or 'freezes' that means it is low on what?
7. If you are riding an unfamiliar bike what should you do?
8. A brake light on a motorcycle is harder to see than on a regular vehicle. what should you do to make your brake light more noticeable to other motorists?
9. Grabbing the front brake could result in
10. Which of the following is an example of a type of mechanical problem you may encounter while on your bike?
11. If your front tire fails while riding, you should ease off the throttle and
12. When should you adjust your mirrors?
13. When passing heavy vehicles, it is important to avoid
14. Carrying extra cargo or passengers can change the way the motorcycle does what?
15. When approaching an intersection, the best way to reduce your reaction time is to
16. You should split your riding group in to smaller groups if it is larger than how many riders?
17. When entering a turn and you need to change gears, when should that change occur?
18. Before mounting the motorcycle, you should check
19. You should cover the clutch and brake whenever you want to
20. You are in danger of hitting an object and need to swerve to avoid it. what is the best way to initiate a swerve?

Iowa DMV Motorcycle Test

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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.