California DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. Rolling on the throttle through a turn will
2. If an obstacle cannot be avoided and you must drive over it, approach it at a ____-degree angle.
3. If you want to carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have
4. In any collision, you have a far better chance of avoiding serious injury when you wear
5. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, the best way to stop it is to
6. Brightly colored, reflective helmets and clothing:
7. If you can't avoid riding on a slippery surface, you should
8. A front wheel skid can result from
9. When should you have your headlight on?
10. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
11. In locations where there is oil and grease buildup, the best lane position is
12. When riding in a group, motorcyclists should communicate by
13. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. what should you do?
14. Intersections are especially dangerous to motorcycles because
15. In order to swerve properly, you must
16. At the roadside, you should park at an angle of ____ degrees with your ____ tire touching the curb.
17. You are in danger of hitting an object and need to swerve to avoid it. what is the best way to initiate the swerve?
18. The best way to handle a tailgater is to
19. When riding in a group, the staggered formation should be avoided when
20. Decrease your chances of being involved in a collision by
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in California, you must have a Class M license. Licenses are issued through the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The state offers a motorcycle instruction permit and two license levels. An M1 license includes any type of motorcycle, and an M2 license is specifically for motorbikes, mopeds, or scooters. You must be at least 15 ½ to apply for a Class M1 or M2 permit. At age 16, you can apply for an M1 or M2 license if you have held a permit for at least 6 months.

To receive a Class M1 or M2 permit or license, you must submit your documentation, pass the vision screening, pass the driver and motorcycle knowledge tests, complete a Form DL44 application, and pay the fees. Anyone under the age of 21 must also complete the California Highway Patrol California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CHP CMSP) and submit the certification. Applicants who are over 21 are encouraged to take the CHP CMSP course as well, and the motorcycle skills test is waived for those who complete the course.

Tests are scheduled through your local DMV. The written exam contains 25 questions about signaling, crossing, changing lanes and other safe driving practices. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills test examines how well you handle and operate your motorcycle. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.