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. Motorcycle brake lights are not as noticeable as car brake lights. what can you do?
2. You are approaching a turn and need to change gears. when should you change gears?
3. During normal turns
4. In which of these situations would you use the engine cut-off switch?
5. In order to avoid hazardous situations, you should
6. Generally, what is the best lane position for being seen?
7. Why are gravel roads potentially dangerous for motorcycle riders?
8. If you are riding with a group of motorcycles, is it safe to share a lane?
9. Because a motorcycle has a smaller profile than a car
10. If oncoming traffic is present and you are passing a lane of parked cars, which portion of the lane should you ride in?
11. For an adequate space cushion, maintain a following distance of at least ____ seconds
12. If your front wheel locks, you should
13. The rear brake on a motorcycle is operated by
14. If you lock the rear brake on a surface with good traction
15. To help absorb the shock of riding over large obstacles, you should
16. How can you ride safely on slippery surfaces?
17. If you are carrying a lot of cargo, you may need to adjust your
18. When riding with a passenger, how should you adjust your control of the motorcycle?
19. At minimum, a street-legal motorcycle should have which of the following equipment?
20. What is the safest braking method?
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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.