North Carolina DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. When making a regular motorcycle turn, should you lean?
2. It is important that a passenger
3. Groups of motorcycle riders should be no larger than ____ riders.
4. When is it most important to check your mirrors?
5. When riding a motorcycle, your arms are primarily used for
6. Which of the following can be done to help a friend get home without driving drunk?
7. Only drinking one drink per hour
8. You can maintain an adequate space cushion by
9. Which of the following is true about carrying cargo on your motorcycle?
10. Which of the following is true about a motorcycle's conspicuity?
11. When riding behind a car, which lane position will keep you the most visible to the driver?
12. When it is raining, what is the best lane position for a motorcycle?
13. A surface that provides little traction for a motorcycle
14. Where should the seat be when operating a motorcycle?
15. When parking against a curb, you should park at a ____ angle.
16. How is maximum straight line braking achieved?
17. Cargo on your motorcycle should be secured
18. Motorcyclists may find it challenging to maintain safe control on surfaces with poor traction such as
19. When scanning road conditions, you should be looking for
20. While riding a motorcycle, you should position your feet
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in North Carolina, you must have an endorsement on your current driver's license or a motorcycle learner's permit. Licenses are issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can apply for a learner's permit at age 16. You can apply for a motorcycle endorsement if you currently have a full provisional, regular, or commercial driver's license. A motorcycle permit or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the motorcycle knowledge exam, and the traffic signs test. Minors will also need to successfully complete a motorcycle safety course. To receive a motorcycle endorsement on your license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the knowledge exam, the traffic signs test, and the motorcycle rider skills test.

Tests are scheduled through the DMV. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions on traffic laws and safe driving practices. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The traffic signs test examines your ability to identify signs by shape, color, and meaning. You must score at least 80 percent to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to handle normal and hazardous traffic situations. If you fail a test, you may have to wait between one and five days to retest.