Virginia DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. How can you make your brake light more noticeable to others?
2. Use your high beam when ____.
3. Rising off the seat slightly
4. You can increase your line of sight when preparing to pass by
5. It is important that a passenger
6. Most motorcycle crashes happen
7. When dealing with slippery surfaces, which of the following should you not do?
8. Which of the following surfaces provides poor traction for motorcycles?
9. Cargo on your motorcycle should be secured
10. Which of the following should you not wear while riding?
11. Which of the following should you do when dealing with an uneven surface?
12. If you take a turn too fast, you may end up
13. Which of the following is not a way to increase your visibility at night?
14. You should maintain an adequate space cushion around your motorcycle
15. Generally, motorcycles require
16. If you are about to pass a parked car with the driver in the seat, you should
17. Each lane of traffic has ____ position(s) for a motorcycle to travel.
18. A double solid white line marks the edge of a traffic lane where
19. Alcohol begins to affect the drinker when?
20. What do gravel, lane markings, and road edges have in common?
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Virginia, you must have a motorcycle license or permit. Licenses are issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The three types of licenses are a Class M (all motorcycles), Class M2 (two-wheeled only), or Class M3 (three-wheeled only). Before applying for a license, you must hold a motorcycle learner's permit for a set amount of time, which varies based on age. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you will need to hold a valid driver's license or permit. If you do not, you must pass a two-part driver's license knowledge exam. You must apply, submit the required documentation, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. To apply for a Class M, M2, or M3 license, applicants who are 18 and older must wait at least 30 days after receiving a permit. Applicants who are under 18 must hold the permit for nine months. When you apply, you will need to submit the required documentation, pass the road skills test, and pay the fees. Testing may be waived if you successfully complete the Virginia Rider Training Program.

Tests are scheduled through the DMV. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions about road rules and safe riding practices. You must answer 21 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail a test, you must wait two days to retake it.