Motorcycle Test


Texas DPS provides all motorcycle license applicants with the tools they need to prepare, by providing the information they need to study for their motorcycle knowledge exam. As you prepare, you are able to take as many Texas motorcycle practice tests as needed. The test will have 20 questions and you must answer 16 correct, with a score of 80% or higher. All of the questions are multiple-choice and will be based on the information provided in the Motorcycle Operator’s Manual. Since all of the questions will be centered around the operator’s manual, you want to be sure to take your time reading through it and understanding the motorcycle laws. Free feel take several practice tests from this site and do your best to answer as many questions correct as possible before you schedule a time to take the actual motorcycle knowledge test. Click the "Start Test" button below to begin.

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How much of a motorcycle's braking power does the front brake provide?

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Proper motorcycle clothing should:

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Why do motorcycles need more attention than cars?

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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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When riding at night, your following distance should be:

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Your handlebars should be adjusted so that they are:

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Riding with a passenger:

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If alcohol and drugs are consumed together:

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Expand the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you when:

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A pre-ride inspection should be done:

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Shifting into a lower gear causes an effect similar to:

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The best way to avoid a crash is to:

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

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In hot weather, wearing a riding jacket:

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Which surface provides the best traction?

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

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When positioning yourself in a lane:

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If braking in a curve:

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If you are riding in traffic and a small fox runs into your lane, you should:

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If wet road conditions create a longer stopping distance, you should:

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Brightly-colored helmets:

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

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

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If your rear tire locks up how can you regain control of your motorcycle?

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

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Motorcycle License

How To Get A Texas Motorcycle License

To earn a Class M driver’s license in Texas, you must know the rules of the road and how to operate a motorcycle. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) requires that all applicants take a DPS-approved motorcycle safety course. After completion, you will receive a certificate and you will need to bring this official record with you when you apply for your driver’s license. You'll need to take vision, knowledge tests, and a driving test. Minors aged 15-17 will be required to have a Class C learner license and a 32-hour classroom phase of a driver education course, or a provisional driver’s license. They will also be required to take a motorcycle knowledge and skills exam. For people who have just moved to Texas or are considering taking up residency in Texas that already have their motorcycle license from their current or previous state, the on-cycle and knowledge tests will be waived. For additional questions or concerns, you can check out the Texas DPS website.

Texas DPS provides everyone of all skill levels to take their accredited program, The Course for Motorcycle Riders. The training course has three levels: basic, intermediate, and advanced, so riders can learn at their own pace. Anyone hoping to obtain a motorcycle driver’s license will need to take a basic or intermediate course. In the training courses, you will develop your riding skills and learn the rules of the road. You can register at your local training station here.

Motorcycle Test

Texas Motorcycle License Test Tips

Your knowledge test can only be waived if you received a DPS-approved safety course certificate or if you have a valid motorcycle license from another state. If neither apply to you, you will need to pass the knowledge test to obtain a Class M driver’s license. The knowledge test will have questions ranging from basic vehicle control to being in shape to ride. You will need to know your responsibilities as an operator of a motorcycle to help prevent accidents and to keep you and others around you safe.

The on-cycle skills test will take approximately 20 minutes and you will be graded on your ability to demonstrate maneuvers such as, parallel parking, approaching intersections, and observing traffic. You want to be sure that you get enough practice in before scheduling your driving test. If you do not pass the driving test, your application will be on hold for 90 days until you are able to try again. Make sure you also test your motorcycle before going in for testing. You can schedule your appointment on the Texas DPS website.

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Information on the Texas Department of Public Safety

The TX DPS 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.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/motorcyclelicense.htm
Phone:  512.424.2600

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