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. Which of the following is a way to reduce your reaction time?
2. When parking against a curb, you should park at a ____ angle.
3. You should increase your following distance
4. When choosing a lane position, the best position
5. Who can share a lane with motorcycles?
6. In hot weather, what type of clothing should you wear while riding your motorcycle?
7. When it is raining, what is the best lane position for a motorcycle?
8. How can you increase your chances of avoiding hazards at night?
9. When parking against the curb, you should park at a ____ angle.
10. Pavement is likely to be slippery
11. When should your motorcycle side mirrors be adjusted?
12. For most effective steering while riding a motorcycle, your hands should be positioned
13. In which of these scenarios is it the least important to check your mirrors?
14. What type of clothing is best for daytime riding?
15. On slippery surfaces you should
16. Riding between rows of stopped vehicles is
17. A motorcycle can be ridden between lanes of traffic
18. When following another vehicle, the ____ lane position is the best for being seen.
19. You should not ride your motorcycle alongside of cars because
20. Before taking trip with your motorcycle, you should check your
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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.