When a motorcycle lover wants to get a license, he or she often needs to take the first step of getting a learners permit. The common way of getting a state learners permit to practice riding a motorcycle is to take a test. Each state can create its own motorcycle permit test. Applicants should first find out what kinds of resources the state driver’s licensing agency has to prepare for the tests. After exhausting all official state resources, an applicant seeking to master the test should then look for and practice with third-party motorcycle permit practice tests.
As always, you need to review the actual material on your motorcycle permit test. This is almost always going to be found in your state’s DMV drivers manual and motorcycle manual. By mastering as much of this information as possible first, you can make the best use of the motorcycle permit practice tests that you can find. If you do not have these manuals, just go to a local driver’s license office or look for the state agency website for the agency that issues driver’s licenses. This same agency also issues motorcycle learners permits.
Read through the manuals first to see if there are any motorcycle permit practice questions. Each state is responsible for creating its own motorcycle manual, so you will need to check your state’s manual. There is not just one course of action here to find practice tests for your motorcycle test because the manuals are all different.
Next, check the agency’s website to look for motorcycle permit practice tests. A good example of this is the material provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. You can see the sample California motorcycle riders’ written test at dmv.ca.gov/pubs/interactive/tdrive/clm1written.htm.
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles provides another good example of state-provided motorcycle permit practice questions. Go to dmv.state.va.us/dmvweb/kats/sne_intro.asp and choose “Motorcycle License” to get to the practice test relevant to the Virginia motorcycle permit.
Once you have gone through all of your state DMV (driver’s license agency) study and practice materials, you can also look to third-party sources. The sites that follow are just examples, and remember that these are often generic questions and answers for material that may or may not be found in your own state’s motorcycle manual and permit test.
DrivingDirectory.com has a “Motorcycle Written Permit Test” at drivingdirectory.com/motorcycle.htm. This site has 10 written tests with 20 practice questions (a total of 200 practice items).
TestQuestionsandAnswers.com has a handful of permit practice tests for your motorcycle test. You can also pay to get a membership and access over 600 practice questions. Because you can generally take a state motorcycle permit test as many times as necessary, it is up to you to decide whether you should spend money on a motorcycle permit practice test. As of 2010, the fee is $14.95 for this particular membership.
DMV.org also has a short free practice test at dmv.org/motorcycle-practice-test.php. As with the above option, there is a paid practice test. As of 2010, the fee is $14.95 for 100 questions and $9.95 for 50 questions.
No matter what motorcycle permit practice tests you find and use, it is paramount to rely principally on your own state’s motorcycle manual substantive materials. This is the source of your state’s motorcycle permit test.
Virginia DMV Drivers License Practice Tests
California DMV Practice Motorcycle Test