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. When riding in a group, riders should ride in a ____ formation, and never side by side.
2. Which of the following equipment are required to legally operate a motorcycle?
3. Which of the following may not be legally operated on a street or highway?
4. When parking against a curb, you should park at a ____ angle.
5. Each lane of traffic has ____ position(s) for a motorcycle to travel.
6. You shift gears by engaging the clutch lever and using the
7. The x-marked rr sign warns that
8. When driving through a turn, your lane position should
9. A motorcycle safety education course does not require which of the following?
10. The rear brake is ____ important because
11. As you approach the center of a turn, you should
12. Intersections are especially dangerous to motorcycles because
13. A person may drive a motorcycle without a helmet if he or she is over the age of ____.
14. What is the best way to stop quickly?
15. How can you increase your safety while riding at night?
16. When making a regular motorcycle turn, should you lean?
17. If the rear tire goes flat while riding
18. Which of the following does not affect your blood alcohol concentration?
19. Experienced riders tend to limit themselves to ____ hours of riding.
20. A ____-second following distance gives you a minimum amount of space to stop or swerve, if the driver ahead stops suddenly.
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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.