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. As a motorcycle rider, how many positions do you have available in a single traffic lane?
2. Motorcycles should share lanes with cars when
3. What color of clothing increases riders' visibility to other drivers?
4. Weaving when riding over a metal grating
5. You can increase your safety when riding at night by
6. If it is not possible to ride straight while crossing railroad tracks, you should cross them at a ____ angle.
7. Use your horn when
8. What is the most common type of motorcycle crash at an intersection?
9. Which of the following provide(s) the best traction for motorcycles?
10. Motorcycle passengers should
11. Because motorcycles accelerate faster than other vehicles on the road, you must
12. What is the best way to prevent fatigue while riding?
13. When sitting properly on a motorcycle, your arms are used mostly for
14. To execute a turn safely a motorcycle rider should always:
15. If you make eye contact with a driver at an intersection
16. When should you use both front and rear brakes to stop?
17. What does the left hand lever control?
18. The best way to discourage other vehicles from trying to share a lane with you is by
19. When you feel like a driver might try to share your lane, what should you do?
20. To help absorb the shock of riding over large obstacles, you should
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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.