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. When should you only use the front brakes?
2. What is engine braking?
3. Where are a motorcycle's blind spots?
4. Which one of the following statements is correct?
5. What are two ways to avoid obstacles in your path?
6. How can you stabilize the motorcycle in slow, tight turns?
7. What do gravel, lane markings, and road edges have in common?
8. Your motorcycle fits you if
9. Help other vehicles notice that you are slowing down by
10. If the rear wheel locks, you should
11. To help maintain balance, your feet should
12. When pulling off to the side of the road, you must check to see
13. When it is raining, what is the best lane position for a motorcycle?
14. When approaching an intersection, you should select a lane position to
15. Which brake is most powerful?
16. Lower your chances of being involved in a collision by
17. What controls the front brake?
18. You should check your mirrors when
19. What is the best way to stay out of trouble while riding a motorcycle?
20. When riding in a group, the staggered formation should be avoided when
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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.