Virginia DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. Choosing the best lane position helps you to
2. Cross railroad tracks at an angle of at least 45 degrees because
3. As a motorcycle rider, you can use your feet to maintain balance by
4. When should you take your feet off the footpegs and skim them on the surface of the road?
5. When being passed on the left, it is best to
6. When following another vehicle, the ____ of the lane position is the best for being seen.
7. To give yourself enough time to react to hazards, you should scan the road ____ ahead.
8. When riding at night, you should ____.
9. A motorcyclist has ____ path(s) of travel.
10. Tailgating is the practice of
11. Other than wearing bright clothing, how can you increase your visibility?
12. To avoid a blind spot, you should ____.
13. If you want to carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have
14. For the most stable riding, your knees and feet should be positioned
15. Which of the following is not a way to increase your visibility at night?
16. In which of the following situations is it important to change your lane position?
17. When turning, you should shift gears ____ you turn if necessary.
18. The greatest chance of a collision with another vehicle is
19. When driving at night, a driver should allow for a ____ second following distance when it's dark outside.
20. If another driver is passing your vehicle, you must
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Virginia, you must have a motorcycle license or permit. Licenses are issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The three types of licenses are a Class M (all motorcycles), Class M2 (two-wheeled only), or Class M3 (three-wheeled only). Before applying for a license, you must hold a motorcycle learner's permit for a set amount of time, which varies based on age. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you will need to hold a valid driver's license or permit. If you do not, you must pass a two-part driver's license knowledge exam. You must apply, submit the required documentation, pass the vision screening and the motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. To apply for a Class M, M2, or M3 license, applicants who are 18 and older must wait at least 30 days after receiving a permit. Applicants who are under 18 must hold the permit for nine months. When you apply, you will need to submit the required documentation, pass the road skills test, and pay the fees. Testing may be waived if you successfully complete the Virginia Rider Training Program.

Tests are scheduled through the DMV. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions about road rules and safe riding practices. You must answer 21 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 two days to retake it.