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South Dakota Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2

Are you ready for your DPS Motorcycle Test? Find out NOW by taking our FREE SD Motorcycle Practice Test online. We offer 25 original, multiple choice questions formed directly from the information in your own South Dakota manual.
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South Dakota Motorcycle Permit Practice Test

In order to receive your South Dakota motorcycle permit, you must pass a written exam and a road skills test. Take our practice tests to help you prepare for your motorcycle permit test.

Preparing for your Motorcycle Permit Test

To ride a motorcycle in South Dakota, you need to have a motorcycle instructional permit or an operator's license. If you are 14 years old and have your parent's permission, you can take a written test and pass a vision screening to earn your motorcycle instructional permit. If you have not had any traffic violations for six months and you are 16 years old, you may obtain your motorcycle operator's license. Riders who are over 18 years old may take the written and road tests without having an instructional permit.

The best way to prepare for your Motorcycle permit test is to study until you are comfortable with the material in the South Dakota Motorcycle Manual. Our free practice tests can help. The motorcycle permit practice test contains 25 random questions, and there are five versions available. This provides you with a large number of practice questions to help you learn the material in the manual. These practice tests can help you pass your exam and will also help you remember important operating skills for the road.

Our practice tests cover the topics that you will see on your exam. Riding takes special skills to control your bike and increase your awareness of the road rules, so there may be several questions on these topics. Make sure you know your responsibilities for carrying passengers and riding in a group. You should expect questions on safety, including maintenance of your motorcycle, safety equipment and clothing, avoiding crashes, and how to handle mechanical problems while riding. Your test may also have questions about alcohol and drug use and how these substances can impact your ability to drive. You'll get to see the greatest variety of questions by taking our practice tests multiple times. The repetition will reinforce the knowledge, helping you to pass both the written test and the driving test.

When you take your South Dakota motorcycle permit test, you must follow all instructions given by your examiner. If you have practiced, know the rules of the road and have learned safe operating skills, you should be able to pass your test on the first try.


A ___ step process is used to make appropriate judgments.
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
During the day, a motorcycle with it's light on is ____ more times noticeable than one without.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
How many paths of travel does a traffic lane offer?
  • 1
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • 7
If you have a passenger, which of the following equipment is mandatory?
  • A proper seat.
  • Passenger specific foot pegs.
  • Protective equipment for the passenger.
  • All listed answers.
In which of the following situations is it recommended for motorcycle operators to flash their brake light?
  • When entering a busy intersection.
  • When entering a paved roadway from a driveway, gravel or private road.
  • When an operator must slow down unexpectedly and more quickly than following vehicles may otherwise suspect, or when a vehicle is following too closely.
  • When the motorcycle operator is going to be unexpectedly accelerating.
  • When the motorcycle operator is crossing a bridge for the first time.