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 avoid riding in the blind spot of another vehicle?
2. Which of the following statements is true?
3. To help maintain balance during a turn, you should
4. When is it most important to check your mirrors?
5. Alcohol begins to affect the drinker when?
6. Which of the following is acceptable to wear on a motorcycle as protective clothing?
7. When starting off on your motorcycle, you should start with your right wrist
8. The front brake provide how much of your total stopping power?
9. A solid white line along the side of the roadway indicates
10. What can occur when your chain slips while you are riding?
11. Do not ____ at crash scenes or at locations along the highway where a law enforcement officer may have a vehicle pulled off the road.
12. Do not make a u-turn on a curve or near the top of a hill if you cannot be seen by
13. Which of the following surfaces provides poor traction for motorcycles?
14. On a highway with 4 or more lanes, slower traffic should always use
15. When being passed on the left, it is best to
16. You should position yourself ____ before a curve.
17. When changing lanes on a multilane road, it is important to check the lane next to you and
18. When passing another vehicle
19. The safest formation when riding in a group is
20. When it comes to drivers, eye contact
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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.