Motorcycle Skills Test
- Vehicle inspection – 5 minutes, not scored
- Basic control skills on range – 10 minutes, scored
Before taking the skills test, you must have a legally equipped and registered motorcycle. To drive a motorcycle to your skills test, you must have a valid motorcycle Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP) and must be under the constant visual supervision of a licensed motorcycle operator at least age 18.
The motorcycle skills test approved by the Department of State has four exercises that gauge your
ability to handle a motorcycle including starting, accelerating, turning, and braking.
Engine Stall: This is scored during the entire test. Points are assessed each time you stall the engine during any exercise.
Sharp Turn: You ride a short path and then make a sharp right turn at low speed while staying inside a 5-foot path.
Normal Stop: You must make a smooth stop without skidding with the front tire of your motorcycle in a painted box.
Cone Weave: Cone Weave: You must weave through a series of five cones that are placed 15 feet apart with a 3-foot offset.
U-turn: You must make a left U-turn in a marked area. Those operating motorcycles over 500 cc are allowed more room to complete the U-turn. Motorcycles of 500 cc or less have a smaller U-turn area.
Quick Stop: You accelerate along a straight path. At the end of the path (marked by cones) you must stop your motorcycle as quickly and safely as possible.
Obstacle Swerve: You accelerate along a straight path. At the end of the path (marked by cones) you must swerve to avoid an obstacle line and then swerve to avoid an obstacle line and then swerve to avoid the sidelines of the exercise.
After you have successfully passed the motorcycle skills test you will be given a certificate that must
be presented at a Secretary of State office when you apply for your motorcycle endorsement.
During Summer Months – Cycle testing on Saturday morning, weather permitting.
Confirm by calling 989-634-5681.