North Carolina DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. What is the best way to identify bumps in the road when driving at night?
2. Trail bikes and all-terrain vehicles cannot be operated where?
3. When is the center of the lane position the best choice?
4. Where is the engine cut-off switch located?
5. When slowing down when others may not expect it, you should
6. The motorcycle and rider should lean at the same angle when in
7. When riding long distances, how often should you stop and stretch?
8. To increase your chances of being seen by another vehicle
9. You can maintain an adequate space cushion by
10. The best position for traction when it is raining is
11. The see method consists of search, evaluate, and ____.
12. Intersections are especially dangerous to motorcycles because
13. When riding in a group, group members should communicate by
14. To perform a quick stop, which brakes should be used?
15. A motorcycle has no more than ____ wheels on the ground.
16. When driving over an uneven surface, it is important to approach it at a ____ degree angle if possible.
17. When should you have your headlight on?
18. When approaching a turn, when should you reduce your speed?
19. Which of the following is true about starting while on an upward hill?
20. Which is the best lane position for being seen by a driver ahead of you?
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in North Carolina, you must have an endorsement on your current driver's license or a motorcycle learner's permit. Licenses are issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can apply for a learner's permit at age 16. You can apply for a motorcycle endorsement if you currently have a full provisional, regular, or commercial driver's license. A motorcycle permit or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the motorcycle knowledge exam, and the traffic signs test. Minors will also need to successfully complete a motorcycle safety course. To receive a motorcycle endorsement on your license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the knowledge exam, the traffic signs test, and the motorcycle rider skills test.

Tests are scheduled through the DMV. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions on traffic laws and safe driving practices. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The traffic signs test examines your ability to identify signs by shape, color, and meaning. You must score at least 80 percent to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to handle normal and hazardous traffic situations. If you fail a test, you may have to wait between one and five days to retest.