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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 is important for riding safely on slippery surfaces?
Leaning back
Maintaining or increasing your speed
Avoiding sudden moves
Holding in the clutch
2. The best colors for being seen are:
red and black.
black and white.
dark colors in general.
orange, red, yellow or green.
3. You should check your motorcycle tires:
every three months.
every time you ride.
once a month.
4. Before changing lanes:
Check your blind spots.
Look over your shoulder.
Check your mirrors.
All of the above.
5. A group of motorcycle riders should ride in a staggered formation:
when merging onto a freeway.
when passing trucks.
on long stretches of road.
on narrow roads.
6. Your lane position should:
communicate your intentions.
avoid wind blast from other vehicles.
increase your ability to see and be seen.
All the other answers are correct.
7. Drivers on an entrance ramp may not see you on the highway. What should you do?
If there is no room for a lane change, adjust speed to open up space for the merging driver.
Give them plenty of room.
Change to another lane if one is open.
All of the above.
8. Gravel, manhole covers and lane markings:
all provide poor traction.
all provide better traction than wet pavement.
all provide excellent traction.
are not slippery.
9. To increase your visibility to other drivers, you should:
Avoid wearing reflective clothing.
Wear reflective clothing.
Reduce your following distance.
Use your high beam.
10. To keep the motorcycle steady through a turn, you should:
maintain or decrease your speed.
maintain or increase your speed.
decrease your speed.
speed up.
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Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:21
Passing score:84%
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