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. While driving in the city and looking ahead for hazards, you should be checking at least ____ ahead.
2. When you head check before changing lanes, you're checking
3. In order to swerve properly, you must
4. Research shows that riders involved in crashes ____.
5. Which of the following present(s) the greatest danger to the motorcyclist?
6. More than half of all crashes occur on a motorcycle the rider has been using for ____ months or less.
7. When can you operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic?
8. When making a routine stop at a stop sign, you should
9. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, you should
10. How is maximum straight line braking achieved?
11. When driving beside parked cars, why is it important to maintain a left of the lane position?
12. What does choosing the best lane position mean?
13. When exiting as a group from a highway, you should____.
14. What is the safest braking method?
15. In what position should the seat of a motorcycle be?
16. In order to reduce the risks of drinking while riding you should ____.
17. If your motorcycle was made before 1978, you must remember to
18. During normal turns
19. You should flash your brake light when
20. Studies have shown that most crashes involved riders who
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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.