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. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check
2. When should you pull the engine kill switch?
3. When you are being passed from behind, what portion of the lane should your motorcycle be in?
4. Cars are most likely to try and share your lane when
5. The best way to protect your eyes is with
6. If your front tire fails while riding, you should ease off the throttle and
7. Heavy steering may be a symptom of what mechanical problem?
8. When parked next to a curb, how should you position your motorcycle?
9. What can cause the engine to lock?
10. Ride more safely at night by
11. When riding in a group, when should you ride single file?
12. When you feel like a driver might try to share your lane, what should you do?
13. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by
14. When you ride in a group
15. Which of the following is true about starting while on an upward hill?
16. If you are riding in a group and you need to pass the vehicle in front of you
17. Experienced riders tend to limit themselves to ____ hours of riding.
18. A person may drive a motorcycle without a helmet if he or she is over the age of ____.
19. How can you make your brake light more noticeable to others?
20. Both brakes on your motorcycle should be used
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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.