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 scanning road conditions, you should be looking for
2. While gripping the handlebars, your arms should be positioned
3. Use your feet to maintain balance by
4. If you need to brake and swerve to avoid hitting an obstacle, you
5. Which of the following equipment are required to legally operate a motorcycle?
6. You shift gears by engaging the clutch lever and using the
7. When is it most important to check your mirrors?
8. What is the best strategy for dealing with a motorcycle wobble?
9. The best face protection is
10. Which of the following is not true?
11. Alcohol can enter the bloodstream within ____ of consumption.
12. When you are being passed from behind, what portion of the lane should your motorcycle be in?
13. Which of the following is required equipment for a motorcycle to be operated legally?
14. Grabbing the front brake could result in
15. The handlebars should not be set more than ____ inches above the seat of the motorcycle.
16. If you need to shift gears as you approach a turn
17. The motorcycle and rider should lean at the same angle when in
18. When do most motorcycle accidents occur?
19. To help keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should
20. ____ can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle.
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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.