West Virginia
Motorcycle Test


Before you attempt the real deal you should try one of the site's practices tests. In order to pass the Motorcycle knowledge test you'll have to get 21 of the 25 questions correctly - in this test, you'll go over basic operations, safe driving, and rules of the road. Our practice tests are based on the West Virginia Motorcycle Operator Manual which you can go from your local DMV or download here. Make sure to go through the operator’s manual before you try the test. You’ll be able to take the practice test as many times as you want. Make sure to note any answers you get wrong and look them in up in the manual - if you fail the actual knowledge test you won’t be given this opportunity so it’s best to take advantage of it while you can. Click the "Start Test" button below to begin your practice test.

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

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When riding at night, your following distance should be:

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

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A side stand can be dangerous unless it:

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If you fail to keep your right wrist flat when you start, you may:

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A helmeted rider is how many times more likely to survive a crash than a rider not wearing a helmet?

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Riding with a passenger:

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Shifting into a lower gear causes an effect similar to:

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

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

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If you're stuck in a traffic jam on a freeway the best gear to be in is?

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You will normally find neutral where on a motorcycle?

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If your motorcycle has convex mirrors instead of flat mirrors, practicing with them is helpful because:

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

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Why do motorcycles need more attention than cars?

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If braking in a curve:

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Taking corners too fast:

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The best time to adjust your mirrors is:

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

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Going through a curve, you should look where you want to go by turning:

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When riding with a passenger in a sidecar you should always:

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Motorcycle License

How To Get A West Virginia Motorcycle License

Before you can drive your motorcycle in the state of West Virginia you need to have the proper licensing. Getting this credential requires a knowledge and skills test, along with a valid driver’s license. Upgrading a normal driver’s license to an official motorcycle one requires the ‘F’ endorsement. While motorcycle licenses by themselves are available - i.e. these licenses only allow users to operate a motorcycle and no other motorized vehicle - they are only given to those 18 or older. Those younger than 18, down to 16, are permitted in getting a motorcycle endorsement as long as they have a level II graduated driver’s license. Getting an instructional motorcycle permit only requires passing the knowledge portion of the exam. If you have just moved or are about to move to West Virginia and already have your motorcycle license you may be able to completely bypass the testing procedure. New residents have 30 days to transfer their out of state license in exchange for a West Virginia motorcycle license, it’s the same process as for a standard operator’s license. Get in contact with your local DMV office for more details.

If you are unsure about your ability to get through either the knowledge or skills portion exam you’re still in luck. Accredited motorcycle schools are all throughout West Virginia and offer plenty of options to improve your ability and knowledge. Instructors will guide through everything you need to know and the best techniques to imbibe. West Virginia Safety Program has plenty of courses throughout the state.

Motorcycle Test

West Virginia Motorcycle License Test Tips

In order to get your motorcycle permit and to pass the first part of your licensing, you'll need to pass the knowledge portion of the test. In this part of the test you'll need to know a little bit of everything about your motorcycle - this includes basic vehicle controls like your body position, shifting gears, and turning - along with other issues like mechanical problems, crash avoidance, and group riding. On this site you will learn all of this and much more, allowing you to get a perfect score when you go take the actual test yourself.

Knowing what to do and doing it are completely different things and it's the on-cycle skills test that will show the difference between theory and practicality. In this portion of the exam, you'll have to demonstrate safely stopping and starting, how to swerve safely, along with completely observing traffic regulations. In order to schedule an appointment to try getting into contact with your local DMV. Expect the skills test to take approximately fifteen minutes in total.

Additional Information

Information on the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles

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

Website:  https://transportation.wv.gov/DMV/Safety/MSP/Pages/default.aspx
Phone:  800.642.9066


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