Minnesota DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2024

There are 40 questions on the Minnesota DMV motorcycle test, and you will need to answer at least 32 correctly to get a passing score (80%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official MN MC test.

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What will wearing brightly colored clothes help with?

Clothes are there to protect the rider in an accident and to help prevent accidents in the first place by increasing the riders visibility to others. Wear brightly colored motorcycle clothes any time you can.

How often should you check the motorcycle's lights, chain/belt, fluids, and tires?

To make sure your motorcycle is safe to use, check your lights, foil and fluid levels, tires, belt/chain, and the kick stand before every ride.

What is most important when nearing uncontrolled railroad crossings?

At any crossing, make sure that there aren’t any approaching trains before proceeding.

You have just changed engine oil on your motorcycle. How should you toss old engine oil?

Engine oil is highly polluting. Do not pour it in any drain as it can pollute the area. Instead, take it to a place dealing in toxic or polluting waste.

Which lane(s) should you use to turn right at an intersection?

It’s important that you plan ahead and position your vehicle correctly when turning.

Which statement is true regarding railroad crossings with STOP signs?

All vehicles MUST come to a complete stop when facing a STOP sign! After you have come to a complete stop, you may proceed across the tracks if they are clear of approaching trains.

When riding with passengers, your braking distance will:

The heavier your passenger is, the longer it will take to accelerate, slow down, or stop. Take the added braking distance into consideration when you ride as your motorcycle will respond slower to situations you are used to when driving alone.

Your throttle is stuck. You should immediately:

A stuck throttle is often caused by the throttle cable being stuck. If your throttle is stuck, the first thing you should do is to twist the throttle back and forth several times to free the throttle cable. If the throttle remains stuck, operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch at the same time to remove power from the rear wheel. After you have regained control of the motorcycle, move it to the side of the road and stop.

Do not slam the brakes - it will be ineffective and may cause you to lose control over your motorcycle.

Signaling too early:

Signaling too early can be very dangerous if other drivers may interpret your signal to mean that you are turning into a road before your intended turning point. Other drivers may drive directly across your path as they expect you to make a turn earlier than you intend to.

Why will some motorcycles apply both the front and rear brakes when you apply the rear brake pedal?

Integrated braking systems are used on many motorcycles to link the front and rear brakes together when applying the rear brake. Note: not all motorcycles use this.

If your rear wheel locks up when braking, you:

If your rear wheel locks up and you are traveling straight ahead, you will still be able to control the motorcycle. If you have to, you can keep the rear wheel locked until you have completely stopped.

How will your steering be affected if your rear tire goes flat?

If your rear tire gos flat, the back of the motorcycle may sway or jerk from side to side. If the front tire goes flat, your steering will feel heavy.

Motorcycle jackets, pants, and boots are designed to _____, even when it is warm outside.

Motorcycle clothes are designed to protect without causing you to overheat, even when it is warm outside. During cold days, you may want to stack several layers to keep warm.

Why is it especially problematic to have had one or two alcoholic drinks as a rider?

Riders need to be especially alert and fit when driving to adapt to changing road and traffic conditions. Alcohol will greatly affect your ability to think clearly and be a safe rider, even if you have only had one or two drinks.

Why do some pedestrians carry a white cane?

A white cane is carried by pedestrians that are either totally or partially blind. They may not be aware of your presence and must be given total priority even when the right-of-way rules aren’t in their favor.

You want to ride with a child passenger, but the child's feet do not reach the passenger footrests. What now?

Riding with child passengers requires proper precautions. Your motorcycle must be equipped with passengers footrests that the child's feet can reach. Do not ride if the child's feet cannot reach them.

Why should you ride with your headlight on even during the day?

Motorcycles are small and difficult to spot. To increase your chances of being seen, use headlights even during the day.

What should you avoid when passing a vehicle?

It can be dangerous to return to your lane too early - always make sure that the passed vehicle is at a safe distance behind you before signaling and returning to the lane.

On wet roads, how can you tell if your tires are losing their grip on the road surface?

If your steering suddenly feels very light in wet conditions, the tires may have lifted off the surface of the road and "surf" on top of the water. In case of hydroplaning, stop accelerating but don’t brake until your steering returns to normal.

How can keeping a sufficient following distance impact your fuel usage?

Maintaining a sufficient following distance enables you to ride/drive less jerky and, as a consequence, use less fuel.

Is the Minnesota Motorcycle Written Test Hard?

Not if you are well prepared for it, and Zutobi specializes in doing just that. Our goal is to help you learn the material in a way that makes it easy to remember. So, come test day, you can be confident in your ability to recall the correct information.

Pass Your 2024 Minnesota Motorcycle Permit Test with Zutobi

What sets Zutobi apart from other driver’s ed courses is our unique teaching approach. Our material is broken down into easily understandable lessons that are designed to be easy to remember. We also offer the following as tools to help you pass your permit test on your first try:

  • Minnesota motorcycle practice tests that allow you to test your knowledge before the real exam.
  • Motivating learning levels that allow you to earn points and level-up.
  • Answers and explanations to all of our practice multiple choice questions so you can learn from your mistakes.
  • All the information you need to both pass your permit test and stay safe on the road.

How Can I Get My Motorcycle License in Minnesota?

Your first step is passing the permit test and earning your permit. Then, you can follow these steps to get your motorcycle license.

  • If you’re 18 or older, you have two options to receive your motorcycle endorsement:
  • Option 1: If you already have a motorcycle permit, you can take the Motorcycle Basic Rider course and have your Minnesota DVS motorcycle rider skills test waived. All you have to do is present your certificate of completion when you arrive to apply for your endorsement.
  • Option 2: You can schedule your motorcycle skills test at a DVS location after you’ve passed the written knowledge test and obtained your permit.
  • If you are under the age of 18, you are required to enroll and complete the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center’s Basic Rider Course.
  • Once you complete the course, you can bring your certificates to a local DVS location and take your state skill test for a motorcycle endorsement.
  • Keep in mind, you must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license in order to apply for a

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