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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. When someone follows too closely, you should:
pull over and stop.
flash your brake lights.
change lanes and let them pass.
sound your horn.
2. Skidding can be caused by:
too much rear brake pressure.
pulling in the clutch too firmly.
using the wrong brake.
3. What is the safest braking method?
Using both brakes at the same time
Use the front brake first and then the rear brake
Using only the front brake
Using only the rear brake
4. To ride safely on slippery surfaces, you should:
avoid sudden moves.
using both brakes.
riding in the right lane position.
always ride in the center lane position.
5. A motorcycle passenger should:
hang on to the rider's arms.
keep both feet on the pegs, even when the motorcycle is stopped.
avoid using footpegs.
lean in the opposite direction of the motorcycle.
6. Which brake provides the most stopping power?
The front brake
The emergency brake
Both brakes equally
The rear brake
7. The best way to stop is to:
use the front brake only.
apply both brakes firmly.
operate the engine cut-off switch.
apply the rear brake quickly.
8. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check:
your turn signal.
the lane next to you and the far lane.
only the lane next to you.
only the far lane.
9. To increase your chances of avoiding obstacles at night, you should:
grab at the front brake.
reduce your speed.
always ride in the center lane position.
ride in a staggered formation.
10. Which of the following statements about riding downhill is false?
Start slowing early.
Motorcycles tend to pick up speed.
The amount of braking force required to stop increases.
Increase your speed when riding downhill.
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CO Motorcycle License Test

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