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. How can you reduce your reaction time when approaching an intersection?
2. Start your motorcycle with your right wrist
3. When you feel like a driver might try to share your lane, what should you do?
4. What is the most common type of motorcycle crash at an intersection?
5. When approaching an intersection, you should select a lane position to
6. There is (are) ____ possible lane position(s) available to a motorcycle in a single lane of traffic.
7. In locations where there is oil and grease buildup, the best lane position is
8. When should you have your headlight on?
9. Other than wearing bright clothing, how can you increase your visibility?
10. For the most stable riding, your knees and feet should be positioned
11. Driving a motorcycle is ____ than driving a car.
12. Why is it important to cross railroad tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees?
13. The best lane position to avoid lane sharing by others is the ____ lane position.
14. When preparing to merge into the middle lane of a three-lane road, what should you check?
15. Motorcyclists must wear protective eyewear
16. When should you adjust your mirrors?
17. To turn your motorcycle, you should press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and
18. The best path through a curve
19. Which of the following present(s) the greatest danger to the motorcyclist?
20. Your lane position should do what for you?
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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.