Indiana BMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2022

There are 25 questions on the Indiana BMV motorcycle test, and you will need to answer at least 21 correctly to get a passing score (84%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official IN MC test.

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When should you consider increasing the tire pressure?

AYou intend to go on a long trip
BYou have new tires
You are carrying a heavy load

There are a number of situations when you may need to increase the tire pressure, such as when carrying a heavy load. Remember that a tire pressure below the proper level will lead to reduced traction when braking and poor performance.

Which of the following should you be the most careful of when it's cold outside?

Shaded areas
BOften used roads
CSeldom used roads

Shaded areas tend to hide spots of ice as they freeze first on very cold and wet days. Shaded areas will also remain slippery for longer as the shade keeps ice from melting and moisture from evaporating. Keep in mind that sunny areas can get extremely slippery as well.

In terms of often or seldom used roads, it really depends on the weather. If it has been snowing a lot, roads with heavy traffic can pack the snow into a tight but slippery layer on the road, but snow plows will visit those roads more often than other roads.

When you carry a load on a motorcycle, should the load be placed in front of or behind the rear axle?

In front of

Mounting loads behind the rear axle will affect handling, especially when how the motorcycle brakes and turns. Any loads should be placed over or in front of the rear axle.

A windshield ____ a substitute for a face shield or goggles.

Is not

Do not wear a windshield as a substitute for a face shield or goggles; they all do their intended job well but not much else. For example; face shields protect your face, goggle protect the eyes only, a windshield protects part of your body from wind/rain but will not protect your eyes from wind or rain.

You need to be the most careful when riding over which of the following?

AUneven surfaces
Leaves or shaded icy areas
CGrooves and gratings

Uneven surfaces and grooves/gratings are not dangerous by themselves, but you should look for any potholes or bumps that may affect your handling. Leaves or shaded icy areas, however, may be so slippery that you immediately lose control over your motorcycle.

Which of the following do you normally NOT have to look out for in the middle of the road?

AGrease and oil buildups
Glass from broken mirrors

You always have to be alert for potholes or bad road conditions. The center portion of a lane can have an oily strip as a result of leaks and exhaust emissions settling down. Avoid riding on oil and grease buildups - it's usually enough to move just a feet or two to the side to avoid it.

In which situations may you need a much longer following distance than normal?

In rain or whenever visibility is reduced
BIn ideal conditions
COn hot days due to the asphalt being heated

Increase the following distance in bad conditions or whenever it’s hard to see the road ahead. In all conditions, you must maintain a sufficient following distance to the vehicle in front to avoid rear-end collisions.

Why should you be careful around a stopped bus?

AThe bus might have broken down
Pedestrians may try to cross the road unexpectedly
CThe bus may remain stationary and cause a traffic jam

If you see a stopped bus, watch out for pedestrians. They might not be able to see you and cross unexpectedly.

You are riding at night. How should you approach the following distance?

ALower your following distance to the vehicle in front so you can use its lights to see farther up the road
BKeep the same following distance as during the day
Increase your following distance to the vehicle in front

You should increase the following distance at night - allow for a three or four-second following distance at a minimum. Distances will be much harder to judge when it is dark outside, and your eyes will have a harder time determining speed and distance.

You're riding at night and become dazzled by the headlights of an oncoming vehicle. How should you act?

ATurn your headlights to high beam
Slow down and stop if necessary
CActivate your emergency flashers

If you are dazzeld by the heaadlights of an oncoming vehicle, you may need to slow down and stop until you have regained vision fully. You can avoid being dazzled by others by looking to the right side of the road as you pass a vehicle with high beams activated.

When riding on the freeway, be prepared for:

AVehicles changing lanes
BChanges in traffic conditions and traffic flow
CVehicles entering and exiting the freeway
All of the above

The traffic conditions can change rapidly on a freeway. Be aware of your surroundings by regularly checking your mirrors etc.

Who has to wear a helmet on a motorcycle?

AThe rider(s)
BThe passenger(s)
All riders and passengers

All riders and passengers must use a U.S. DOT compliant motorcycle safety helmen when riding a motorcycle. A majority of all serious and fatal motorcyclist injuries are head injuries - and a helmet will greatly reduce head injuries.

How often should you check the following items; cables, fasteners, fluid levels, wheels.

AOnce a day
Once a week
COnce a month
DOnce a year

Riders have to do certain checks before every drip and other checks once a week. The items mentioned can be checked once a week or as often as recommended by the manufacturer.

Before changing lanes, it’s not enough to check your surrounding using ONLY your mirrors. You also have to:

Check the blind spot
BHonk your horn if there are multiple vehicles nearby, as you can’t count on other drivers seeing your signal lights
CGive a hand signal

Before changing lanes, don’t forget to check the blind spot! The blind spot is the area you can’t see by just using your mirrors, so there may be a vehicle hidden from view in the blind spot.

Passing across double solid yellow center lines is:


Double solid yellow center lines indicate that passing is prohibited in either direction.

What is the best protection you can have in traffic?

AGood brakes
Proper safety margin to other vehicles
CBright clothes

The single best protection you can have is distance to other vehicles in front, behind, and to the sides. This will give you time to react and space to maneuver if someone else makes a mistake.

Good brakes and bright clothes are also vital to have, but they are near useless if you cannot maintain a safety margin around your motorcycle.

In which of the following places will ice tend to develop faster than other areas?

AOn roads without any shade
BOn bridges, overpasses, or in sunny areas
On bridges, overpasses, or in low or shaded areas

Bridges and shaded areas tend to hide spots of ice as they freeze first on very cold and wet days. Overpasses and bridges aren’t warmed up by the earth (like the rest of the road). Shaded areas will also remain slippery for longer as the shade keeps ice from melting and moisture from evaporating.

Where must you stop at an intersection with a STOP sign and a STOP line?

ABefore the STOP sign
Before the STOP line
CAfter the STOP line, but before entering the intersection

Stop before the STOP line. Always come to a complete stop when facing a STOP sign or line.

During which hours are you and other drivers most likely to be involved in sleep-related accidents?

AAfter a long day at work
BDuring early morning
CDuring the weekends
At hours when you would normally be sleping

If you’re riding or driving when you would normally be sleeping, you're much more likely to nod off or fall asleep. Avoid fatigue by taking breaks regularly and not riding if you're tired. Every year almost 100,000 crashes are caused by drivers falling asleep across the U.S.

How should you park at hte roadside? At a:

45 to 90 degree angle to the curb with one wheel/fender touching the curb
B0 to 45 degree angle to the curb with one wheel/fender touching the curb
C45 to 90 degree angle to the curb but without a wheel or fender touching the curb
D0 to 45 degree angle to the curb but without a wheel or fender touching the curb

Parking at the roadside should be done at an angle of 45 to 90 degrees to the curb and with a wheel/fender touching the curb.

Is the Indiana Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

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How Do I Get My Motorcycle Indiana License?

Once you’ve passed the Indiana BMV motorcycle permit test, there are two options to choose from when applying for your license.

  • Option 1: If you’re 16 years and 90 days of age and have a valid Indiana driver’s license, you can take a Safety Course with a certified Ride Safe Indiana instructor. You can bring your proof of completion to the BMV to receive your motorcycle license endorsement.
  • Option 2: If you’re 16 and 270 days with a valid Indiana driver’s license, you can take a written test at the BMV, then a skills test at a Ride Safe location. Upon completion of both tests, you can apply for your motorcycle endorsement.
  • If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian sign an Agreement of Financial Liability.
  • If you are a new Indiana resident, you can transfer your motorcycle endorsement from your previous state of residence to your Indiana license by passing a motorcycle written exam.

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