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California Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 3

Take our FREE CA Motorcycle Practice Test today and be fully prepared when you take your DMV Motorcycle Test. Learn what kind of questions to expect, and get your test score right away in addition to detailed explanations.
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California Motorcycle Permit Practice Test

Are you fully confident that you’ll pass your California motorcycle permit test on your first try? Give yourself the ultimate leg up by studying with our free online CA practice test specifically for motorcycle riders! With unique, state-specific questions pulled right from the latest California motorcycle laws and regulations, you’ll get the most accurate and up-to-date study materials that ensure you’re reviewing the info you need to know to pass with flying colors. Plus, the quiz format helps you prepare for the experience of your exam before you even arrive at the DMV.

Our free CA motorcycle practice test includes 25 multiple-choice questions that replicate the structure of the real test. If you answer at least 20 of them correctly, you’ll pass! You know how you’re doing as you go, thanks to real-time feedback and instant testing results. We offer detailed explanations with each answer, so you know what the actual regulation is for that topic, and you’ll get a review at the end that you can use to target the topics you need to study more before you take your actual DMV motorcycle exam. Since our CA motorcycle practice test is completely free, you can retake it as many times as you want to feel completely confident that you’ll ace this exam with flying colors.

California Motorcycle Permit Practice Test FAQs:

What questions are on the California motorcycle permit test?

The California motorcycle permit test will quiz you on a range of motorcycle-specific topics. This includes safe vehicle maneuvering, sharing the roads with larger vehicles, right-of-way and following rules, required safety equipment, required hand signals, and more.

What’s the difference between a motorcycle permit test and a regular permit test?

A motorcycle permit exam is an additional knowledge test required to earn a motorcycle endorsement on your driver’s license. It will ask questions specific to becoming a motorcycle rider, while the regular permit test (required for all California drivers) pertains to general rules of the road for all vehicle types.

How do I earn my California motorcycle license?

To earn your California motorcycle license, you must be at least 16 years old and first pass a written motorcycle permit knowledge test. Then you’re required to either pass a road test on your motorcycle with the CA DMV or complete a state-approved motorcycle safety course, which will waive the DMV road test.

California DMV Sample Test Questions

A wobble is when your front wheels and handlebars start to shake. What should you NOT do if you experience a wobble?
  • Lower your center of gravity by moving forward and lowering yourself.
  • Hit the throttle and accelerate out of the wobble.
  • Be cautious.
  • Close the throttle gradually so you will slow down.
Applying both brakes during a quick stop is important because the front brake only provides approximately _____ stopping power.
  • 0.75
  • 0.5
  • 25%.
  • 80%.
Are operators and passengers of motorcycles required by law to wear DOT compliant helmets?
  • Yes. Operators and passengers of motorcycles are required by law to wear DOT compliant helmets.
  • No. They are not. It is strongly advised you wear a helmet, but this is not actually required by law.
  • Yes and no. Operators of motorcycles are required by law and it is only strongly advised for passengers to wear DOT compliant helmets.
  • Depends on the rider's experience. Operators of motorcycles who have held a motorcycle license for more than ten years and maintained a good record can choose whether they want to wear helmets.
  • No. Motorcyclists are only required by law to wear helmets. They do not have to wear certified safety helmets.
For which of the following situations is it particularly helpful to learn how to use your gears properly?
  • You should learn how to use your gears for downshifting.
  • You should learn how to use your gears for turning.
  • You should learn how to use your gears for instances when you need to start on a hill.
  • All of the listed answers.
If a motorcyclist is responsible for a collision that causes more than _____ in property damage to one person, including yourself, you must report the collision to the DMV or your driver license might be suspended.
  • 750
  • 100
  • 350
  • 550
  • 600