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Safe riding requires knowledge and skill. To earn your motorcycle license in Pennsylvania, you must pass both a knowledge test and on-cycle skills test. Knowledge test questions are based on information in the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules and safe riding practices. The Pennsylvania DMV motorcycle test consists of 20 questions, and you'll need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. You should make a special point of using your mirror(s):
All the other answers are correct.
before you change lanes.
before you slow down.
when you are stopped at an intersection.
2. You should ______ while stopped at intersections.
remain in third gear
remain in second gear
remain in first gear
remain in neutral
3. You motorcycle will lurch:
if you roll off the throttle as you squeeze the clutch lever.
when you squeeze the front brake smoothly.
if you are not riding slowly enough when you shift into a lower gear.
every time you downshift.
4. To deal with a sticky throttle on your motorcyle, you should first:
apply the front brake.
operate the engine cut-off switch.
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
apply the rear brake.
5. The best face protection is provided by:
a windshield.
a face shield.
government-approved glasses.
6. If your motorcycle starts to wobble:
Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually.
Accelerate out of the wobble.
Use the brakes gradually.
7. In slow tight turns:
lean with the motorcycle.
lean the motorcycle only and keep your body straight.
increase your speed.
sit as far back as possible.
8. By "choosing the best lane position" you:
are not in a blind spot.
avoid road hazards.
maximize the space cushion around you.
All of the above.
9. Which of the following is important for riding safely on slippery surfaces?
Leaning back
Avoiding sudden moves
Holding in the clutch
Maintaining or increasing your speed
10. When you ride with passengers, you should:
ride a little slower.
start slowing earlier as you approach a stop.
increase your following distance.
All the other answers are correct.
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PA DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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