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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 Tests

Taking this California motorcycle permit practice test can help you ace the official test at the DMV. If you'd like to be able to legally ride your motorcycle in the state of California, you'll need to pass the California motorcycle permit test. The California DMV only allows you to take the test three times, which is why it's imperative to pass the test on your first try. The quiz that you're about to take includes 12 questions regarding driving a motorcycle in the state of California. The subject matter of the questions is randomized and may include topics such as hazardous road conditions, making turns, speed limits, safety, passengers, braking and parking. If you do not answer a question correctly, you'll be given feedback about the correct answer and information about where you can find references to that subject matter in the California motorcycle driving manual. You can take the quiz as many times as you need to. Each time you try the quiz, you'll get new questions. The questions are written in a multiple-choice format with four choices for each question. This is the same way questions are written on the official California DMV motorcycle permit test.

Additional California Practice Driving Quizzes to Consider Taking

In addition to taking the California DMV motorcycle practice test, you may want to try a few additional quizzes to hone your skills and knowledge before making that visit to the DMV. The California road signs and signals test is one additional practice quiz that may help you secure your permit on the first try. It's also a helpful quiz to take if you'll be applying for a California driver's license at the same time as your motorcycle permit. If you have any additional questions about taking the motorcycle permit practice test, you can find a list of frequently asked questions and answers to help guide you through the process.


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