How Do I Complete My Pennsylvania Motorcycle Road Test? – FAQ

You have two options in Pennsylvania:

Use your Pa Motorcycle Learner’s permit to practice motorcycle riding and driver test stations on your own, schedule a road test at a PennDot DMV testing center,


You can take a Pennsylvania-sanctioned motorcycle safety course and complete the course with a passing grade.

On the final day, you take a road test on a closed course, displaying all the motorcycle skills you learned while taking the course.

The pass rate at my safety class was very high. I don’t know of anyone who ‘failed,’ but the instructor stated the worse thing that happens is you still operate under the Pa Learner’s Permit test and practice on your own to schedule another road test or retake the safety class.

The motorcycle safety class was so beneficial; I am thinking about taking more courses since in Pa, the DMV offers free experienced motorcycle rider safety classes to enhance your riding skills.

Motorcycle riding has inherent dangers due to not being wrapped around with a steel cage, like a car, so getting better at identifying risks and learning the course of action could save my life.

You can read about my adventures getting my Pennsylvania Motorcycle Learner’s Permit, Taking the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Course, and ultimately getting my Pa Motorcycle Driver’s License In these posts:

My later review about using the Pa Motorcycle Safety Course to get my Pa Motorcycle License: Is The Motorcycle Safety Course Worth It?

Pennsylvania DMV for Motorcycle License Services:

Picture of me, as a New Motorcyclist.
Just Me…Newly Licensed.

Hi I’m Tom, A New Motorcycle Rider and Blog Author.

I am a new rider(Pa Learners Permit at the end of 2020, and I received a Pa Motorcycle License in 2021 after passing a Motorcycle Safety Course).

I bought my first motorcycle, a TaoTao TBR7, at the beginning of 2021 and have been doing upgrades on that motorcycle since.

I added to my motorcycle collection by buying a Boom Vader Gen 2 in 2022, and that Grom-Clone motorcycle has been upgraded by me as well.

I continue to ride my Boom Vader Gen 2 motorcycle as well as my TaoTao TBR7 dual-sport bike.

Read more on my About Me page.

Fun Fact: I’ve only been on one group ride.

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