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Riding a motorcycle requires special skills and knowledge beyond those required for driving a car. To earn your motorcycle license in Colorado, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skill test. In the Basic Rider Course you will learn motorcycling skills through on-cycle training as well as in the classroom. Knowledge test questions are based on information and practices from the Colorado Motorcycle Handbook, which is a supplement to the Colorado Driver Handbook. The test consists of 25 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 21 questions (84%).
1. Which of the following surfaces can be dangerous for motorcycles to ride on?
Metal grates
Steel plates
Gravel roads
All of the above.
2. Your passenger should keep his or her feet on the footpegs:
at all times.
unless you are stopped at an intersection.
while the motorcycle is moving.
unless you are riding over a slippery surface.
3. In a single lane of traffic there are _____ lane positions.
4. What's the best way to secure cargo on your motorcycle?
Using a rope.
Using bungee cords.
On the sissy bar.
So that it covers your lights.
5. Motorcycles riders should avoid riding on big buildups of oil and grease usually found:
on slippery surfaces
at busy intersections
on multilane highways
on gravel roads
6. If the front wheel locks:
release the front brake immediately, then reapply it.
roll on the throttle.
grab at the front brake.
keep it locked.
7. Motorcycle collisions are most frequent:
at intersections.
in school zones.
on multi-lane highways.
on entrance ramps.
8. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, you should:
apply the brakes.
try to accelerate out of the wobble.
grip the handlebars firmly and roll off the throttle.
fight the wobble.
9. While riding your motorcycle, you spot something unavoidable in your path on the road ahead. You should:
slow down as much as possible.
hold on firmly to the handlebar.
line up as much as you can to hit the object straight on.
All of the other answers are correct.
10. By "choosing the best lane position" you:
maximize the space cushion around you.
are not in a blind spot.
are avoiding hazards.
All of the above.
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CO DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:21
Passing score:84%
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