In Partnership with County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries

View instructions
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'll need 24 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. In the 'Evaluate' step of the SEE strategy, you must think about:
traffic markings and signals.
road and surface characteristics.
All of the above.
2. When preparing to pass the vehicle ahead, increase your line of sight by:
increasing your speed.
riding in the left lane position.
getting the tailgater in front of you.
3. Head checks:
All the other answers are correct.
should not be made if you are riding a motorcycle.
should be your normal routine.
4. When riding long distances, you should stop and get off the motorcycle at least every:
two hours.
30 miles.
four hours.
5. You motorcycle will lurch:
if you are not riding slowly enough when you shift into a lower gear.
if you roll off the throttle as you squeeze the clutch lever.
when you squeeze the front brake smoothly.
6. Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is influenced by:
how fast you drink.
how fast you travel.
your DUI.
7. While stopped at a traffic light, if you believe that your motorcycle has not triggered a light sensor, when can you proceed?
After waiting for a reasonable amount of time
After coming to a complete stop
All of the above.
8. Drivers on an entrance ramp may not see you on the highway. What should you do?
Give them plenty of room.
If there is no room for a lane change, adjust speed to open up space for the merging driver.
All of the above.
9. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
In residential areas.
At intersections.
On multi-lane roads.
10. When you make a turn you should:
roll on the throttle through the turn.
All the other answers are correct.
maintain steady speed or accelerate gradually.
Page 1 of 3
Next page

CA Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
Share This Online Motorcycle Test
Rate this Motorcycle Practice Test
4.7 out of 5
based on 167 votes