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 is the best way to protect your eyes while riding a motorcycle?
2. What is the best way to deal with tailgaters?
3. While driving in the city and looking ahead for hazards, you should be checking at least ____ ahead.
4. While you are riding on a curvy road, your motorcycle position should
5. When should your motorcycle side mirrors be adjusted?
6. Lower your chances of being involved in a collision by
7. The front brake is more important because
8. Slippery surfaces can be even more dangerous if you are
9. When conducting the evaluate step of the see procedure, what are you looking for?
10. You should cover the clutch and brake whenever you want to
11. Under illinois law, motorcycle riders are
12. If your motorcycle starts to wander back and forth while riding over metal bridge gratings you should:
13. How can you use your clothing to help prevent collisions?
14. How can you increase your chances of avoiding hazards at night?
15. What is the safest braking method?
16. Which of the following can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle?
17. Which lane position(s) are safest for motorcycles?
18. When should the staggered formation be used?
19. Who can share a lane with motorcycles?
20. Motorcycles are especially in danger when being passed by large vehicles because
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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.