Illinois DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. If you are riding with a group of motorcycles, is it safe to share a lane?
2. Generally, motorcycles require
3. Which surface provides less traction than normal road conditions?
4. When riding in a group, motorcyclists should ride
5. If the throttle is stuck, what should you do?
6. How is the rear brake controlled?
7. What controls the front brake?
8. If your motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield, you must
9. When you head check before changing lanes, you're checking
10. Pavement is likely to be slippery
11. The best formation when riding in a group is
12. In any collision, you have a far better chance of avoiding serious injury when you wear
13. The best way to cross unavoidable obstacles on the road is to
14. The best path through a curve
15. You should increase your following distance
16. The clutch is located at the
17. How can you increase your chances of being seen?
18. On slippery surfaces you should
19. Motorcycle cargo should not be secured with
20. In order for the driver of the vehicle ahead of you to see you easily, the best lane position is
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Illinois, you must have a valid Class M or Class L license. You can receive a license from a Secretary of State (SOS) facility. A Class L license permits you to drive motorcycles, motorbikes, mopeds, and scooters that are 150cc or less. A Class M license allows to you operate any type of motorcycle. Minors can apply for a 24-month motorcycle instruction permit to operate motorbikes that are 150cc or less. If you are 18 or older, you may apply for a 12-month instruction permit for any type of motorcycle.

To receive a motorcycle instruction permit, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the motorcycle knowledge test, and pay the fees. Minors must also successfully complete a driver's education course. To receive a Class L or M license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the motorcycle skills test, and pay the fees. Additionally, anyone under the age of 18 must complete an approved motorcycle training course. Applicants who are over the age of 18 may complete the state's Motorcycle Rider Education Course in lieu of the written and driving exams.

The written exam can be taken at your local SOS office. The test contains 25 questions about how to safely operate a motorcycle. You must answer 20 questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle skills test assesses your on-cycle abilities. If you fail either test, you must wait seven days to retest.