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Safe riding requires knowledge and skill. To earn your California motorcycle license, you will be required to pass the driver knowledge test, motorcycle knowledge test, knowledge test(s) for any other license class(es) requested, and pass a motorcycle skills test or obtain a Certificate of Completion of Motorcycle Training. Knowledge test questions are based on information in the California Motorcycle Handbook and the California Driver Handbook. The DMV knowledge test consists of 30 questions and you need 24 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. Before pulling off the road, it is important to check:
if your lights are working.
if it is a designated pull-off area.
if the surface is safe to ride on.
2. When should you use both front and rear brakes to stop?
At all times, unless you have a flat tire
In emergencies only
Never at the same time
3. In order to avoid hazardous situations, you should:
avoid carrying passengers.
be able to swerve.
search the road ahead.
4. What does the right foot pedal control?
The rear brake
The front brake
The throttle
5. The fastest way to stop is to:
pull the engine kill switch.
apply both brakes firmly.
apply the front brake quickly.
6. A passenger on your motorcycle must have his or her own:
All of the above.
7. The best face protection is:
approved goggles.
a windshield.
a shatter-resistant face shield.
8. When conducting the "evaluate" step of the SEE procedure, what are you looking for?
Traffic markings and signals
Possibly hazardous road conditions
All of the above
9. What is the safest braking method?
Using both front and rear brakes at the same time
Alternating between using the front brake and the rear brake
Using only the front brake
10. Motorcyclists must wear protective eyewear:
at all times.
only if they choose to do so.
if riding a motorcycle without a windshield.
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CA DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
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