Michigan DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. In order to get to know your motorcycle you should ____.
2. You can increase your safety when riding at night by
3. In which of these situations would you use the engine cut-off switch?
4. When preparing to pass a vehicle ahead of you, you should ride in the ____ lane position.
5. In order to reduce the effects of fatigue, you should stop to take a break at least every ____ hours
6. When traveling with passengers you should start out ____.
7. In order for the driver of the vehicle ahead of you to see you easily, the best lane position is
8. When you ride a motorcycle on slippery pavement, you should ____ to avoid a skid.
9. When coming upon a blind intersection, what should you do?
10. When riding in a group, beginners should ride ____.
11. When should you use your signals?
12. To best learn the control of your motorcycle, you should ____.
13. Half of all motorcycle crashes are caused by
14. Before every ride, you should check your motorcycle's
15. There are ____ lane positions available to a motorcycle in one lane of traffic.
16. Before making an emergency stop on the side of the road, you should
17. Alcohol affects the body in many different ways, but the first effect is to your
18. Which of the following is true about carrying cargo on your motorcycle?
19. Which of these is true of three-wheel motorcycle operation?
20. When changing lanes on a multilane road, it is important to check the lane next to you and
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Michigan, you must have a motorcycle endorsement (CY) on your driver's license. Licenses are issued by the Secretary of State (SOS). You must be at least 16 and have a valid driver's license to apply for a motorcycle temporary instruction permit or motorcycle endorsement. Minors must have a valid level 2 or level 3 graduated driver license (GDL). A motorcycle permit or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle permit, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge test, and pay the fees. To receive a motorcycle endorsement on your current Michigan driver's license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pass the driving test, and pay the fees. Additionally, applicants under the age of 18 must also complete a motorcycle safety course. Testing may be waived for applicants over the age of 18 who successfully complete an approved motorcycle safety course.

The tests are taken at your local SOS branch office. The motorcycle knowledge exam contains 25 questions on motorcycle safety and driving skills. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to operate a motorcycle safely. If you fail the motorcycle rider skills test twice, you will be required to take a motorcycle safety course before you can attempt the test again.