South Dakota DMV Motorcycle Test

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

1. Which brake control should you use when you need to stop?
2. If you have a passenger, which of the following equipment is mandatory?
3. The majority of your motorcycle brake power is provided by
4. If there are hazards on your left, what lane position should you ride in?
5. When carrying cargo or a passenger
6. Which of the following are good times to use your signals?
7. What are the 4 steps to making a proper turn?
8. Increase your visibility at an intersection by
9. The best lane position to avoid lane sharing by others is the ____ lane position.
10. Use your feet to maintain balance by
11. The center of the lane position is best for
12. In slow turns, how can you help balance the motorcycle?
13. Where should you keep your knees when driving?
14. When driving on gravel or dirt, you must slow down because
15. Rolling on the throttle should be done in which of the following situations?
16. What tests usually determine if you are riding legally or illegally under the influence of alcohol?
17. When you need to cross rail tracks that are parallel to you, how should you cross them?
18. Which of the following is not one of the 4 steps recommended to safely execute turns?
19. Which of the following should you not do if you are experiencing wobble?
20. A driver entering a traffic circle or rotary must yield the right-of-way to

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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in South Dakota, you must have a motorcycle instruction permit or a motorcycle license. Licenses are issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS). You can apply for a motorcycle instruction permit at age 14 and a motorcycle license at age 16. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle instruction permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. To receive a motorcycle license, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the knowledge exam, and the motorcycle driving test.

Tests are scheduled online or through the DPS. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions about safe riding practices and road rules. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle driving test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.