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 most efficient way to know what is going on behind you?
2. A surface that provides little traction for a motorcycle
3. If you are approaching a turn and you need to shift gears, you should change gears
4. How can you increase your visibility at blind intersections?
5. How often should you check the tires on your motorcycle?
6. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by
7. Alcohol can enter the bloodstream within ____ of consumption.
8. When you see a car on an entrance ramp that is about to merge into your lane, your best course of action is to
9. Which of the following should you do when riding at night?
10. Maintaining or increasing your speed while making a turn
11. Trail bikes and all-terrain vehicles cannot be operated where?
12. When passing another vehicle, you should
13. For most effective steering while riding a motorcycle, your hands should be positioned
14. You should search your path of travel for ____ seconds ahead.
15. When should a passenger get on the motorcycle?
16. Which of the following is true about a motorcycle's conspicuity?
17. Which of the following may not be legally operated on a street or highway?
18. It is important to check your mirrors when
19. At a controlled intersection, how can you know that another driver has seen you?
20. Over ____ % of motorcycle/car crashes occur at intersections.
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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.