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 traveling in heavy congested traffic, what is an adequate space cushion between yourself and the vehicle ahead?
2. Tinted eye protection
3. Motorcycle cargo should not be secured with
4. To avoid confusing other drivers you should:
5. The motorcycle and rider should lean at the same angle when in
6. The x-marked rr sign warns that
7. What portion of a traffic lane does a motorcycle need to operate safely?
8. To execute a turn safely a motorcycle rider should always:
9. Which one of the following statements is correct?
10. In order to avoid hazardous situations, you should
11. When approaching an intersection, you should select a lane position to
12. When preparing to enter the roadway from the roadside, how should you position your motorcycle?
13. In order to swerve properly, you must
14. When you park, which wheel should be touching the curb?
15. Motorcycles are especially in danger when being passed by large vehicles because
16. If the rear wheel locks, you should
17. Use your feet to maintain balance by
18. Half of all motorcycle crashes are caused by
19. If an unexpected obstacle requires you to turn left quickly, you should
20. When you feel like a driver might try to share your lane, what should you do?
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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.