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. To execute a turn safely a motorcycle rider should always:
2. If oncoming traffic is present and you are passing a lane of parked cars, which portion of the lane should you ride in?
3. Because motorcycles accelerate faster than other vehicles on the road, you must
4. Generally, motorcycles require
5. What is the best way to prevent fatigue while riding?
6. A surface which provides little traction for motorcycles is
7. Cross railroad tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees because
8. If you are about to slow down where others may not expect it, you should
9. The motorcycle and rider should lean at the same angle when in
10. Generally, what is the best lane position for being seen?
11. If you are riding with a group of motorcycles, is it safe to share a lane?
12. Which of the following is the most likely place for a collision?
13. A ____ second following distance is the minimum space cushion for safe riding.
14. When riding with a passenger, how should you adjust your control of the motorcycle?
15. Head checks while riding motorcycles
16. When should you only use the front brakes?
17. When riding in a group, motorcyclists should ride
18. When stopping in a curve, what should you do?
19. Help other vehicles notice that you are slowing down by
20. If you can't avoid riding on a slippery surface, how should you proceed?
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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.