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. How can you prevent yourself from using too much throttle?
2. Motorcycles should share lanes with cars when
3. Because motorcycles accelerate faster than other vehicles on the road, you must
4. Rules of riding in a group include the following:
5. Which lane position(s) are safest for motorcycles?
6. What is the proper way to swerve?
7. If you believe your motorcycle has not triggered traffic lights, you can proceed if
8. When riding in a group, when should you ride single file?
9. When parking in a parallel parking space, you should park
10. When riding through a turn, you should turn
11. Which of the following does not increase your safety when riding at night?
12. What is an obstacle when carrying cargo or passengers?
13. If a friend has had too much to drink you should ____.
14. If you are going to use an unfamiliar motorcycle, you must ____ before you start riding.
15. Intersections are especially dangerous to motorcycles because
16. When planning a long group trip, you should have your motorcycle serviced ____.
17. Pre-testing your motorcycle should involve ____.
18. In order to get to know your motorcycle you should ____.
19. How can you make your brake light more noticeable to others?
20. Which of the following is not a strategy to increase your safety at night?
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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.