Motorcycle Test


It’s important that you don’t take your Michigan motorcycle license test for granted, or you may find yourself taking it multiple times. This site provides a huge database of questions in our Michigan motorcycle practice test that you can take for free over and over again in preparation for your testing day. Taking our practice test will help you gain confidence as you’ll experience the same types of test questions that the actual Michigan driver’s license test covers. Between this resource and closely studying the Michigan motorcycle operator manual, you should be well prepared for the Michigan motorcycle permit test and everything contained in the test. Click the "Start Test" button below to begin.

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When riding with a passenger, you should inform the passenger to:

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If you have to brake during a curve, the first thing you should do is:

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In car and motorcycle collisions, what percent are caused by the driver failing to properly yield the right-of-way to the rider?

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In a motorcycle and car crash, the blame usually falls on:

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A motorcycle with a sidecar:

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In hot weather, wearing a riding jacket:

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As you go through a braking maneuver, the changes in traction tells you that you should:

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A critical head injury is __________ times more likely when a motorcycle rider is not wearing a helmet during a crash.

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When preparing to pass a vehicle on the left, it is important to ride on the left side of your lane because:

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If you are going too fast when you downshift, you run the risk of:

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Your handlebars should be adjusted so that they are:

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Which of the following should you inspect during a pre-ride check?

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Before going for a ride you should check all of the following except:

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The gear shift lever is located:

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The best way to avoid a crash is to:

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You should maintain a cushion of space around you to:

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Riding with a passenger:

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Which surface provides the best traction?

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Taking corners too fast:

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A good way of 'bonding' with your motorcycle is to:

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When riding at night, your following distance should be:

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If braking in a curve:

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The best way to learn motorcycle maintenance is to:

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When checking tire pressure:

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Motorcycle License

How To Get A Michigan Motorcycle License

Surrounded by the Great Lakes, Michigan’s shorelines make for an amazing road trip, particularly if you have a Michigan motorcycle license. Riders can take a state sponsored motorcycle safety course, pass it, and then apply for their CY endorsement at their local Secretary of State after passing a vision test. Or, they can receive a temporary Michigan motorcycle drivers permit after passing the written knowledge test to receive a temporary instruction permit from the Secretary of State and then take a third party motorcycle skills test to gain their certification.

If you have a currently valid motorcycle license when you move to Michigan you can contact your local Secretary of State office to learn what your options are for transferring or applying for a new Michigan motorcycle license. You can find your nearest Michigan SoS location here along with their office hours.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certifies RiderCoaches in Michigan to become expert riders who also have the ability to train other riders at approved rider education programs. To become a RiderCoach you can find more information on the Michigan Secretary of State website. Michigan is somewhat unique in that it outsources all of its training courses. To find the location closest to you, you can use the motorcyclist training site locator on their website.

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Michigan Motorcycle License Test Tips

The Michigan motorcycle license knowledge test is administered at a secretary of state office. The test contains 20 multiple choice questions and is based on information from the motorcycle operator’s manual, which you can download a copy in the link above. To pass the test you’ll need to answer at least 16 questions correctly. To pass the test you’ll need to have a firm understanding of safe riding practices, understand road signs, and general rules of the road while riding a motorcycle.

One of the final steps you’ll need to take to earn your motorcycle license is passing the Michigan on-cycle skills tests. The rider skills test conducted in Michigan by a certified test examiner from a third-party provider approved by the state of Michigan. Skills you’ll be expected to demonstrate include avoiding engine stalls, managing weaving in and out of cones, stopping, making U-turns, and making defensive swerves. To find a skills testing location and schedule your test, you can use the Secretary of State website.

Additional Information

Information on the Michigan Secretary of State

The Michigan SoS is responsible for testing student drivers and licensing all drivers. To schedule your licensing examination or get more information contact them via:

Website:  https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1627_46351---,00.html
Phone:  888.767.6424

To find the office hours and / or location nearest you, please visit:

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