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. What causes a motorcycle engine to lug?
2. The x-marked rr sign warns that
3. Slippery surfaces can be even more dangerous if you are
4. When turning a motorcycle, what should you avoid?
5. Which of the following surfaces provides poor traction for motorcycles?
6. The best path through a curve
7. When riding with a passenger, how should you adjust your control of the motorcycle?
8. What is the best way to protect your eyes while riding a motorcycle?
9. For most effective steering while riding a motorcycle, your hands should be positioned
10. In order to avoid hazardous situations, you should
11. While riding, you notice there are hazards on the left side of the lane. what should your lane position be?
12. Other than wearing bright clothing, how can you increase your visibility?
13. When riding in a group, the staggered formation should be avoided when
14. Cross railroad tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees because
15. What does the left hand lever control?
16. What color of clothing increases riders' visibility to other drivers?
17. A benefit of riding in the center lane position is it
18. Which of the following is a way to reduce your reaction time?
19. The best formation when riding in a group is
20. Which of the following should not be done at night?
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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.