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. If you think your throttle is sticking, you should immediately
2. When should you use both front and rear brakes to stop?
3. The safest way to use saddlebags is to
4. When passing another vehicle, you should
5. If an emergency vehicle approaches while you are driving in a roundabout, you must
6. When passing cars parked on the side of the road, stay in the ____ of your lane.
7. A two-headed arrow with one head pointing straight ahead and the other pointing to the left means
8. To minimize the risks of alcohol and driving, you should ____.
9. What should you do if your faceplate is damaged from a flying object?
10. You can initiate a swerve by
11. When changing lanes on a multilane road, it is important to check the lane next to you and
12. The best way to cross unavoidable obstacles on the road is to
13. If you must ride across a very slippery surface, avoid ____.
14. If the throttle is stuck, what should you do?
15. Your body can be affected by alcohol after as little as ____ drink(s).
16. When passing another vehicle
17. Which of the following should not be done at night?
18. At minimum, a street-legal motorcycle should have which of the following equipment?
19. Signal lights should be used
20. What is engine braking?
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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.