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. For stopping or slowing down, the most effective method is to use
2. Which of the following statements is true?
3. When preparing to pass another vehicle, you should begin your pass from ____ lane position.
4. What type of group formation should be used when riding through curves?
5. In slow turns, how can you help balance the motorcycle?
6. Cross railroad tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees because
7. ____ helps make your downshifting smoother.
8. In which of these situations would you use the engine cut-off switch?
9. Accelerating in a curve
10. When should you flash your brake light?
11. When you have a tire failure, you must remember to
12. The best way to discourage other vehicles from trying to share a lane with you is by
13. In which of the following situations should you increase your following distance?
14. To stop safely on a curve, you should
15. The safest formation when riding in a group is
16. When carrying cargo or a passenger
17. To turn left from a one-way street to another, a driver must begin the turn
18. If you have a mechanical problem, which of the following should you take into account?
19. Which of the following statements is true regarding lane markings on the road?
20. If you want to carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have
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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.