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. If you are about to pass a parked car with the driver in the seat, you should
2. If you are going to pass another vehicle but you think that it may move into your lane, you should
3. High beam headlights should be used at night
4. If you are about to collide with an object, and you wish to get the motorcycle to lean quickly to the right, you should
5. The front brake is more important because
6. Which of the following should you do if you need to leave the road?
7. In a single lane of traffic, there are ____ lane positions for a motorcycle.
8. If you brake hard on a straightaway and your rear wheel locks
9. A steady red arrow means
10. If you are driving downhill and the downgrade is very steep, you must
11. If your throttle sticks while riding, you should first
12. Before making an emergency stop on the side of the road, you should
13. Using your brakes properly means
14. When should you be ready to use your horn?
15. What color of clothing increases riders' visibility to other drivers?
16. Increase your visibility at an intersection by
17. While riding your motorcycle in high-risk areas, you must cover ____ to reduce the time you need to react.
18. ____ helps make your downshifting smoother.
19. What are the possible consequences of a riding under the influence conviction?
20. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, your best course of action is 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.