2022 California Motorcycle Permit Test 16

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in California when getting your motorcycle learners.. Read More

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in California when getting your motorcycle learners permit. Each motorcycle theory practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for California please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/california/motorcycle.

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9. Should you wear gloves while riding a motorcycle?

Explanation
Wearing gloves while riding provides an improved grip and help protect your hands. You should use gloves that are full-fingered and made of a durable material.

10. If the front wheel locks, you should:

Explanation
If you lock the front wheel while braking, release the brake and immediately re-apply it.

11. If you accidentally lock your rear brake on a good traction surface, you should:

Explanation
If you accidentally lock the rear tire on a good traction surface, leave it locked until you can come to a complete stop. Even with a locked rear wheel, you will be able to control a motorcycle on a surface with good traction as long as the motorcycle is upright and traveling in a straight line.

12. Before riding, a motorcycle operator should check the clutch. A properly working clutch should feel:

Explanation
Check your clutch and throttle before riding your motorcycle. The throttle should snap back when you let go and the clutch should feel tight and smooth.

13. A sign that your front tire has gone flat is that your steering suddenly feels:

Explanation
If steering suddenly feels heavy, it is possible that your front tire has gone flat. Stop riding and check your tires as soon as possible.

14. When riding a motorcycle, you should:

Explanation
You should always wear a sturdy jacket with long sleeves when riding a motorcycle, even if the weather is warm.

15. A motorcyclist should attempt to avoid obstacles on the roadway. If avoiding an obstacle is not possible, the motorcyclist should:

Explanation
If you are unable to avoid an obstacle and must instead ride over it, you should slow down and approach the obstacle at as close to a 90-degree angle as possible.

16. You should pick a lane position that:

Explanation
Position yourself in the portion of the lane where you are most likely to be seen by other road users and where you can maintain a space cushion around your motorcycle. There is no single lane position that is always best and no single lane position that should always be avoided. A responsible rider adjusts their position as conditions change.
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