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 going to pass another vehicle but you think that it may move into your lane, you should
2. When should you check your motorcycle tires?
3. Driving a motorcycle is ____ than driving a car.
4. When riding on wet pavement, you should try to drive where?
5. Where should beginners motorcyclists ride in a group?
6. Generally, ____ should be avoided.
7. You should flash your brake light when you are about to stop and you are
8. Before mounting the motorcycle, you should check
9. How many paths of travel does a traffic lane offer?
10. How is maximum straight line braking achieved?
11. Before each ride, you should adjust
12. High beam headlights should be used at night
13. There is (are) ____ possible lane position(s) available to a motorcycle in a single lane of traffic.
14. Why can pulling off to the side of the road be more hazardous to motorcycles than cars?
15. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. what should you do?
16. Alcohol affects the body in many different ways, but the first effect is to your
17. A front-wheel skid can result from
18. Which of the following is not required for a motorcycle passenger?
19. When traveling in heavy congested traffic, what is an adequate space cushion between yourself and the vehicle ahead?
20. You should make a special point of checking your mirrors ____.
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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.