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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'll need 24 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. To swerve correctly:
Shift your weight quickly.
Turn the handlebars quickly.
Press the handgrip in the direction of the turn.
2. When the engine locks, you should:
pull off the road and stop.
squeeze the clutch lever to disengage the engine from the rear wheel.
Take the steps described in all the other answers, in the appropriate order.
3. When approaching turns or curves, riders should travel:
in pairs.
in a staggered formation.
single file.
4. You should rise off the seat slightly:
when riding on wet pavement.
when your motorcycle starts to wobble.
to absorb the shock if you have to ride over an obstacle.
5. A motorcycle passenger requires:
a helmet
a separate seating area
All of the above.
6. To maintain balance while riding:
point your feet down toward the road.
keep your feet against the gas tank.
keep your feet firmly on the foot pegs.
7. Handlebars should be adjusted so:
your hands are above your elbows.
you can keep your arms straight.
your hands are even with or below your elbows.
8. When riding, motoryclists should wear clothing that:
completely covers arms and legs.
is made of approved materials.
is comfortable.
9. Most motorcycle crashes occur:
at lower speeds.
at higher speeds.
on multilane highways.
10. You can prevent and overcome fatigue on motorcycle rides by:
Limiting the length of your trip.
Protecting yourself from the elements.
All of the above.
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CA Motorcycle Test Facts

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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