Practice Motorcycle Knowledge Exam
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Use this free motorcycle practice test to test your knowledge and prepare for the written test you’ll need to pass in order to receive your motorcycle license.
Refresh the page or restart the quiz to take it as many times as you like – you’ll receive a new set of questions each try.
Regardless of whether your state requires you to take your motorcycle written test at the DMV or if it allows you to waive the DMV test with a motorcycle safety course, you still need to pass a knowledge exam.
If your state DMV allows you to complete rider’s education to skip your written knowledge exam, you’ll still be taking a written test as part of the classroom portion of the course.
Some states allow you to complete a rider education course to skip the skills test, but still require you to pass the written test at the DMV.
Everything you’ll need to know in order to pass the motorcycle knowledge test is found in your state’s motorcycle operator manual or will be covered in the classroom training part of your rider education course.
Most of the motorcycle written exam will cover scenarios regarding traffic safety, bike operation and maintenance, and rider safety. Topics you’ll find in the motorcycle operator manual include:
- Preparing to Ride – gear, motorcycle inspections, rider responsibilities.
- Riding within Your Abilities – control, following distance, spotting hazards, dangerous situations, group riding.
- Being in Shape to Ride – alcohol and drugs, reducing risks.
- Earning your license – process and requirements.
- Hand signals.
- Pre-ride checklist.
- State specific motorcycle laws and regulations.
The test will include a mix of multiple choice and/or true/false responses. Remember, there’s always only going to be one correct answer. If you are unsure, go for the answer that results in the safest outcome.
State Motorcycle Written Test Details
Find your state below to see how many questions are on the motorcycle knowledge exam, what score you’ll need to pass, and whether or not completion of a motorcycle rider education course will waive your written test requirements.
|State Name||Number of Questions||Passing Score||Does Rider Education Waive the Written Test?|
|New Hampshire||25||20 (80%)||Yes|
|New Jersey||50||40 (80%)||Yes|
|New Mexico||25||20 (80%)||Yes|
|New York||20||14 (70%)||No|
|North Carolina||37||29 (78%)||Yes|
|North Dakota||25||20 (80%)||No|
|Rhode Island||25||20 (80%)||Yes|
|South Carolina||30||24 (80%)||No|
|South Dakota||25||19 (76%)||Yes|
|Washington DC||25||20 (80%)||No|
|West Virginia||25||19 (76%)||No|
State Motorcycle Rider’s Handbooks
Below you’ll find a link to the PDF version of your state’s motorcycle operator manual. Some states use their own, while others use a version of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s manual.
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Washington DC
- West Virginia