Kansas DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2024

There are 25 questions on the Kansas DMV motorcycle test, and you will need to answer at least 20 correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official KS MC test.

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In a rear-view or side mirror, small vehicles appear _____ and appear to be traveling _____ than they really are.

A small object appears farther away and will appear to be traveling slower than they actually are. A common cause of motorcycle accidents is when drivers pull out in front of the motorcyclist, expecting to have plenty of time but misjudging the distance to the motorcyclist.

A police car behind you signals you to pull over. What should you do?

Pull over on the right as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Which of the following are early signs of fatigue?

If you experience any of these symptoms, pull off the road for a while!

Slower reaction time and microsleeping (falling asleep for a very short time) are also signs that you’re too tired to drive.

How should you act when nearing an intersection with out-of-order traffic lights?

Treat out-of-order intersections like a 4-Way Stop i.e. like all vehicles approaching the intersection are facing STOP signs This means you must first come to a complete stop, and then apply the ‘right-of-way’ rules.

Which position in the lane is usually the best to be seen in the rearview mirrors of the driver in front?

To be seen in the rearview mirror of the vehicle in front and prevent other drivers from sharing your lane, the center lane position is usually the best.

Your vehicle will use more fuel when:

Check your tire pressure frequently. Low tire pressure will increase the rolling resistance and therefore your vehicle will need to work harder to compensate.

Does slowing down before a curve reduce the chance of skidding?

Braking in a curve may cause your motorcycle to skid. This can be avoided by slowing down beforehand.

On wet and cold days:

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.

Which statement is true regarding the stopping distance?

The stopping distance is the distance it takes for your vehicle to come to a complete stop from the moment you spot a hazard. This means that the stopping distance is affected by both the reaction distance AND the braking distance.

The stopping distance is affected by many different factors - e.g. the road and weather conditions, the condition of your brakes/tires, and your speed.

If you are forced to ride over an object on the road:

Motorcyclists must be especially careful if they ride over an object that can damage the tires or get stuck in the drive chain or belt. Always pull off the road and double-check that everything is OK before continuing.

A motorcycle's horn is _____.

A motorcycle's horn won't be as loud as other vehicles', but this also means you can use it more freely. Use it whenever you need to get someone's attention quickly.

You’re riding on the freeway in the far-right lane. What should you do when approaching an acceleration lane/on-ramp?

Always make it as easy as possible for other drivers to merge. When approaching an acceleration lane, you should either change lanes or leave a large-enough gap in front of your vehicle for traffic to merge into.

Which of the following is an advantage of an adequate following distance?

Motorcyclists have to see the road ahead so they can scan for potholes or other road hazards that other vehicles would not care about. However, a 2-3 second following distance is not enough for you to safely avoid a collision in all conditions if the vehicle in front has to brake. You also need to consider your reaction time, the condition of your brakes, the weather conditions, and much more.

Which of the following motor vehicles are most affected by side winds?

Large vehicles and motorcycles are more affected by side winds than other vehicles. A strong gust of wind can make a rider swerve, or "lift" a large truck off the road. Be extra careful when driving on viaducts, bridges or open streches of road as they are hot spots for strong winds.

Should you switch between using the front and rear brake to prevent uneven wear?

Always use both brakes at the same time to come to a stop, especially if you have to stop quickly.

Is your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) always the same if you drink the same amount of alcohol?

Drinking the same amount of alcohol on different days can result in different BAC levels as there are many factors affecting the BAC. Another thing to keep in mind when drinking alcohol is that alcohol stays in your system for a while - many riders/drivers test above zero BAC the morning after drinking.

Why is it especially important that motorcycle riders signal properly?

It is extremely important that motorcycle riders signal properly as they are already vulnerable in traffic and more likely to be in an accident compared to car drivers. Signaling reduces confusion, will help traffic know of your intentions, and will make you easier to see. Use them anytime you plan to change lanes or turn.

When tailgating another vehicle you:

You should never tailgate another road user! Tailgating leads to a limited view of the road ahead, and you will have less time to react in case the driver in front brakes. For these reasons, tailgating is a common cause of rear-end collisions.

Should you combine braking and swerving?

Separate braking from swerving - i.e. only brake before or after swerving. If you brake while swerving, you increase the risk of falling over.

Motorcyclists are allowed to place a transponder or other electronic payment device:

Certain toll highways use transponders or electronic payment devices to detect riders as they pass the toll station. Refer to your local toll highway for instructions on how their toll reader system works.

In general, you may place the payment device in a number of locations as long as the toll reader can detect the device. These locations are: in your pocket; in a storage compartment, on the windshield, on the license plate device, or inside a cycle net draped across the gas tank.

Is the Kansas Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

Only if you aren’t prepared for it, and our goal at Zutobi is to make sure all of our customers are fully prepared. Our bite-sized pieces of information are paired with useful visuals that make all of our material easy to understand and easy to remember. With Zutobi, you can be confident you’ll learn everything you need to know in an effective, engaging way.

Pass Your 2024 Kansas DMV Motorcycle Permit Test with Zutobi

Zutobi’s unique teaching approach can help you pass your motorcycle permit test in one try. Here’s how we can help:

  • We offer Kansas motorcycle practice tests that are designed to look like the real written exam.
  • Answers and explanations are provided for all of our practice questions so you can check your work and learn from your mistakes.
  • From traffic laws to road signs, you will learn everything you need to know to pass your permit test and stay safe on the road.
  • Our fun learning levels will keep you engaged throughout the entire process with the opportunity to earn points and level-up.

How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in Kansas?

Once you’ve passed your permit test, here are your next steps to receive your motorcycle license:

  • If you are 16, you can receive your restricted Class M license, or Minor license, after receiving your permit.
  • In order to get a Minor license, in addition to your permit, you will also need to complete 50 hours of practice driving under adult supervision.
  • If you are 17 or older, you can apply for your motorcycle endorsement to be added to your current, valid Kansas driver’s license.
  • To receive your endorsement, you will need to pass a written test and a skills test at the DMV.
  • Completion of an approved motorcycle training course will allow you to waive the skills test as long as you have proof of successful completion.

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