District of Columbia DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. It can be dangerous to ride alongside cars because
2. The brake hydraulic fluid and coolant levels should be checked
3. In a turn, maintaining or increasing your speed
4. Where are the clutch lever and brake lever on a motorcycle?
5. You should rise off your seat slightly
6. If you need to brake and swerve, you should
7. You are turning onto a road with one lane of traffic moving in each direction. taking a right turn too fast could cause you to
8. The best lane position to avoid lane sharing by others is the ____ lane position.
9. You should not ride your motorcycle alongside a car because
10. Compared with cars, motorcycles usually need
11. If your motorcycle was built before 1978, you must remember to
12. As you approach the center of a turn, you should
13. In any collision, you have a far better chance of avoiding serious injury when you wear
14. You are considered intoxicated if you have a blood alcohol concentration (bac) of ____ or higher.
15. If your front tire fails while you are riding, you should
16. Provided you have the right level of motorcycle license, you are permitted to carry a passenger if
17. When you are about to stop, you should flash your brake light if you are
18. When a passenger is riding with you, they should
19. You should maintain an adequate space cushion around your motorcycle
20. While gripping the handlebars, your arms should be positioned
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia (DC), you must have a motorcycle (M) endorsement on your driver's license. Licensing services are handled through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). An M endorsement on your license allows you to operate motorcycles, motorbikes, mopeds, scooters, and three-wheeled motorcycles on public roads. You must be at least 18 to apply for an M endorsement.

To receive an M endorsement, you must hold a valid DC license, complete an application, pay the fees, and pass the motorcycle knowledge test. Additionally, you must either pass the motorcycle skills test or submit a certificate of completion from a motorcycle demonstration course. If you choose to take the course, you must visit the Brentwood Road Test facility to obtain your driver's license with an M endorsement. The tests are scheduled through a DMV service center. You can schedule the motorcycle skills test by phone or online.

The knowledge test contains 25 questions about motorcycle safety and driving practices that are covered in the DC Motorcycle Operator Manual. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. If you fail, you can retake the test after three days. The motorcycle skills test covers basic vehicle control and crash-avoidance skills. You should know your motorcycle well and how to operate it safely before taking this test.