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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. Wobbling can be caused by:
improperly loading your bike.
defective wheel alignment.
lower tire pressure.
All the other answers are correct.
2. When turning, you should avoid:
turning your shoulders to look through the turn.
3. When riding a motorcycle, keep your feet:
All the other answers are correct.
as far forward as possible.
firmly on the footrests.
so that they skim along the surface of the roadside.
4. You can ride your motorcycle between lanes of traffic:
only in designated lanes.
whenever it is better to do so.
in heavy traffic.
5. You should adjust your side mirrors:
at a designated service center.
while riding your motorcycle.
before starting your motorcycle.
before mounting your motorcycle.
6. Which of the following is true about carrying cargo on your motorcycle?
Fill saddlebags evenly to prevent drifting.
Use ropes to secure the load.
Never carry cargo on a motorcycle.
Attach the cargo to your gas tank.
7. Which surface provides little traction?
wet pavement.
gravel roads.
All of the above.
8. Drivers on an entrance ramp may not see you on the highway. What should you do?
If there is no room for a lane change, adjust speed to open up space for the merging driver.
Change to another lane if one is open.
Give them plenty of room.
All of the above.
9. In potential high-risk areas, such as intersections and school zones, motorcycle riders should:
cover the clutch and the brake.
reduce the following distance.
skim your feet along the ground.
pull in the clutch.
10. Riding between rows of stopped vehicles is:
permitted in heavy traffic.
only permitted in residential areas.
only permitted if you are carrying a passenger.
never permitted.
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PA Motorcycle Test

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