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 your motorcycle starts to wobble, your best course of action is to
2. When riding through a curve, the most effective lane position
3. When conducting the evaluate step of the see procedure, what are you looking for?
4. When is it most important to check your mirrors?
5. Rolling on the throttle should be done in which of the following situations?
6. If there are two or more motorcycles riding together, they should ride
7. When driving on gravel or dirt, you must slow down because
8. The front brake is operated by
9. After as few as ____ alcoholic drink(s), your ability to ride can be affected.
10. When passing another vehicle
11. While making normal turns, the rider and the motorcycle must
12. What is a swerve?
13. The best way to combat fatigue while riding is to
14. Which of the following is a primary cause of single motorcycle crashes?
15. When are motorcycles permitted to share a lane with another vehicle?
16. How do you achieve maximum straight-line braking?
17. Only drinking one drink per hour
18. Help stabilize your motorcycle in a turn by
19. The best way to stay alert while riding a motorcycle is to
20. A motorcycle rider must maintain a minimum safe following distance of ____ behind the vehicle ahead.

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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.