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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 help with your balance as you turn the motorcycle:
shift down through the gears with the clutch.
keep your knees against the gas tank.
drag the rear brake.
2. When riding, motoryclists should wear clothing that:
is made of approved materials.
is comfortable.
completely covers arms and legs.
3. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items:
in the front of the tank bag.
on the passenger seat.
on a luggage rack behind you.
4. To increase your visibility to other drivers, you should:
Use your high beam.
Reduce your following distance.
Wear reflective clothing.
5. When you are riding at night, it is best to:
ride slower than you do during the day.
stay close behind the car in front of you.
not use your headlight.
6. When an intersection is marked with stop lines, drivers must:
never come to a complete stop.
slow down and yield to other vehicles, then move forward.
always stop behind stop lines.
7. To stop as quickly and as safely as possible in a curve, try to:
get the motorcycle as perpendicular to the road as possible.
increase your speed through the curve.
grab the front brake.
8. The three steps of the SEE strategy are:
Search, Examine, Execute.
Signal, Execute, Evaluate.
Search, Evaluate, Execute.
9. Your motorcycle fits you if:
you can reach the foot pegs.
both of your feet can reach the ground while you are seated.
All of the above.
10. Wobbling can be caused by:
improperly loading your bike.
All the other answers are correct.
lower tire pressure.
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CA Motorcycle Test

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