Iowa DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. What is the safest braking method?
2. Distances are harder to judge at night. you should
3. Motorcycles require more frequent attention to maintenance than does an automobile due to risk of exposure when in traffic. which of the following checks should a motorcycle owner not check before operating?
4. If your throttle becomes stuck you should twist it back and forth to free it. if this does not work what should you do?
5. To avoid lurching while downshifting, what should you do?
6. Motorcycles are especially in danger when being passed by large vehicles because
7. When starting on an uphill slope, you should first use ____ brake to hold the motorcycle while starting the engine and shifting into first gear.
8. All of the following affect your blood alcohol concentration except
9. Your lane position should do what for you?
10. Which brake is more important?
11. The best group formation for riding through curves is
12. To turn your motorcycle, you should press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and
13. Motorcycles must be cautious when approaching an intersection because they are smaller, and therefore
14. Grabbing the front brake could result in
15. What is the best way to stop quickly?
16. Which brake is most powerful?
17. In proper riding posture
18. When parked in a parallel parking space, you should park at an angle
19. Where should you position your motorcycle in the lane?
20. A motorcycle is the right size for you if
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Iowa, you must have a Class M license or a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license. Licenses are issued by the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). At age 14, you can apply for a motorcycle instruction permit or moped-only license. At age 16, you can apply for a motorcycle endorsement or Class M license. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle instruction permit, or moped-only license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the vision screening and motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. The moped-only license also requires that you pass the operator knowledge test, if you do not already have an instruction permit or license, and complete a moped education course. A driving test may also be required. To receive a Class M license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, motorcycle knowledge test, operator knowledge test, and the motorcycle skills test. To receive a motorcycle endorsement on your current license, you must pass the vision screening, motorcycle knowledge test, and motorcycle skills test.

Tests are scheduled through the MVD. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions covering road rules and safe riding practices. You must answer 20 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 one business day to retake it.