Michigan DMV Motorcycle Test

Pass the Michigan Motorcycle Permit test the first time with FREE Michigan DMV Practice Tests. Study real motorcycle permit questions from the DMV handbook!.


1. If your motorcycle was made before 1978, you must remember to
2. Especially during the deer rut, one should do which of the following?
3. What equipment is needed if you plan to carry a passenger?
4. If you believe your motorcycle has not triggered traffic lights, you can proceed if
5. When passing a row of parked cars you should
6. When parking against the curb, you should park at a ____ angle.
7. All of the following affect your blood alcohol concentration except
8. If you experience a wobble when riding, you should ____.
9. How is maximum straight line braking achieved?
10. When sitting properly on a motorcycle, your arms should be
11. When scanning road conditions, you should be looking for
12. When riding in a group, when should you ride single file?
13. On a slippery surface, what is the most effective braking method?
14. When using saddlebags to carry cargo
15. Which of the following affects your blood alcohol concentration?
16. When is it acceptable to lane share?
17. The turning diameter of a three-wheel vehicle must be less than ____ feet
18. You should ride with your headlight on ____.
19. If a group desires to pass traffic on a freeway, they may pass ____.
20. More than half of all crashes occur on a motorcycle the rider has been using for ____ months or less.
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Michigan, you must have a motorcycle endorsement (CY) on your driver's license. Licenses are issued by the Secretary of State (SOS). You must be at least 16 and have a valid driver's license to apply for a motorcycle temporary instruction permit or motorcycle endorsement. Minors must have a valid level 2 or level 3 graduated driver license (GDL). A motorcycle permit or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle permit, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge test, and pay the fees. To receive a motorcycle endorsement on your current Michigan driver's license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the driving test, and pay the fees. Additionally, applicants under the age of 18 must also complete a motorcycle safety course. Testing may be waived for applicants over the age of 18 who successfully complete an approved motorcycle safety course.

The tests are taken at your local SOS branch office. The motorcycle knowledge exam contains 25 questions on motorcycle safety and driving skills. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to operate a motorcycle safely. If you fail the motorcycle rider skills test twice, you will be required to take a motorcycle safety course before you can attempt the test again.