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. Lane sharing between motorcycles and cars:
2. If you see a car on an entrance ramp is going to merge into your lane, you should
3. The best lane position for being seen
4. The best protection from other vehicles is
5. This sign indicates that you are approaching
6. When you see the letters 'rr' painted on the pavement, you are approaching
7. When is it most important to check your mirrors?
8. How should you load saddlebags?
9. When making turns on the road, a motorcycle rider must ____ before entering a turn.
10. What does this sign indicate?
11. When should you be ready to use your horn?
12. When riding in a group, who should set the pace?
13. When braking on slippery surfaces, you should
14. In a single lane of traffic, there are ____ lane positions for a motorcycle.
15. What are the 4 steps to making a proper turn?
16. Before each ride, you should adjust
17. When riding in a group, who is setting the pace of the group?
18. How can you reduce your reaction time?
19. If you are being followed by a tailgater and he or she is not able to pass you, you should
20. Adjust your side mirrors so you will be able to see
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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.