Illinois DMV Motorcycle Test

Pass the Illinois Motorcycle Permit test the first time with FREE Illinois DMV Practice Tests. Study real motorcycle permit questions from the DMV handbook!.


1. Because a motorcycle has a smaller profile than a car
2. The rear brake provides ____ of the motorcycle's stopping power.
3. Under illinois law, motorcycle riders are
4. The best formation when riding in a group is
5. When evaluating potential hazards, you should be looking for
6. When being passed on the left, it is best to
7. What is the most common type of motorcycle crash at an intersection?
8. In order to swerve properly, you must
9. What causes your motorcycle to lurch?
10. To execute a turn safely a motorcycle rider should always:
11. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
12. The best way to carry cargo on a motorcycle is to
13. You can be charged with riding while under the influence of alcohol if
14. When sitting properly on a motorcycle, your arms are used mostly for
15. While you are riding on a curvy road, your motorcycle position should
16. The best path through a curve
17. Which of the following is acceptable to wear on a motorcycle as protective clothing?
18. If you are carrying a lot of cargo, you may need to adjust your
19. A motorcycle mini-lane is
20. While riding, you notice there are hazards on the left side of the lane. what should your lane position be?
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Illinois, you must have a valid Class M or Class L license. You can receive a license from a Secretary of State (SOS) facility. A Class L license permits you to drive motorcycles, motorbikes, mopeds, and scooters that are 150cc or less. A Class M license allows to you operate any type of motorcycle. Minors can apply for a 24-month motorcycle instruction permit to operate motorbikes that are 150cc or less. If you are 18 or older, you may apply for a 12-month instruction permit for any type of motorcycle.

To receive a motorcycle instruction permit, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the motorcycle knowledge test, and pay the fees. Minors must also successfully complete a driver's education course. To receive a Class L or M license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the motorcycle skills test, and pay the fees. Additionally, anyone under the age of 18 must complete an approved motorcycle training course. Applicants who are over the age of 18 may complete the state's Motorcycle Rider Education Course in lieu of the written and driving exams.

The written exam can be taken at your local SOS office. The test contains 25 questions about how to safely operate a motorcycle. You must answer 20 questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills test assesses your on-cycle abilities. If you fail either test, you must wait seven days to retest.