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. Motorcycles must be cautious when approaching an intersection because they are smaller, and therefore
2. The center of the lane position is best for
3. How often should you check the tires on your motorcycle?
4. What is the minimum time there should be between you and a vehicle in front of you.
5. Passengers should keep their feet on the footrests
6. On a slippery surface, what is the most effective braking method?
7. Tinted eye protection
8. The turning diameter of your 3 wheel vehicle must be less than how many feet?
9. As a motorcycle rider, how many positions do you have available in a single traffic lane?
10. If the rear wheel locks, you should
11. Head checks while riding motorcycles
12. Rolling on the throttle should be done in which of the following situations?
13. When making turns on the road, a motorcycle rider must ____ before entering a turn.
14. The gearshift lever is located
15. Why are gravel roads potentially dangerous for motorcycle riders?
16. An approved helmet can save a motorcycle rider from ____ in most collision situations.
17. How does carrying a passenger change your motorcycle?
18. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items
19. Start your motorcycle with your right wrist
20. When should the right lane position be avoided?
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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.