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. You can help keep your balance while riding by
2. ____ a common factor in motorcycle collisions.
3. The x-marked rr sign warns that
4. More than half of all crashes occur on a motorcycle the rider has been using for ____ months or less.
5. What is an obstacle when carrying cargo or passengers?
6. When it comes to tinted eye protection, it
7. You can increase your safety when riding at night by
8. Which of the following affects your blood alcohol concentration?
9. When passing a row of parked cars you should
10. If your motorcycle was made before 1978, you must remember to
11. While riding, your feet should be positioned
12. If you brake hard on a straightaway and your rear wheel locks
13. A motorcycle is less visible than a car because it
14. You should ride with your headlight on ____.
15. ____ helps you absorb shock when riding over obstacles.
16. Which of the following is a factor in your blood alcohol level?
17. Riding in the center of the lane position is best for
18. What equipment is needed if you plan to carry a passenger?
19. When is it acceptable to lane share?
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.