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. You should avoid attaching cargo to a motorcycle with
2. When riding in a group, group members should communicate by
3. When slowing down, which brake should you use?
4. Motorcycle groups larger than ____ people should split into smaller groups.
5. The best way to discourage other vehicles from trying to share a lane with you is by
6. When pulling off to the side of the road, you must check to see
7. If oncoming traffic is present and you are passing a lane of parked cars, which portion of the lane should you ride in?
8. Motorcycles should share lanes with cars when
9. Your body can be affected by alcohol after as little as ____ drink(s).
10. Which lane position(s) are safest for motorcycles?
11. How can you warn the driver behind you that you are about to slow down?
12. What is the best way to prevent fatigue while riding?
13. In slow, tight turns:
14. How can you stabilize the motorcycle in slow, tight turns?
15. How many positions are available to a motorcycle in one lane of traffic?
16. When parked in a parallel parking space, you should park at an angle
17. You are considered legally intoxicated if you BAC level is ____ or higher.
18. What causes your motorcycle to lurch?
19. Which of the following is not a strategy to increase your safety at night?
20. When riding in a group, motorcyclists should ride
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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.