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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. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane.
Stop inside the crosswalk.
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road.
Proceed as long as you will not hit the pedestrian.
2. Rolling on the throttle through a turn:
helps stabilize suspension.
is extremely dangerous and should be avoided.
is the best way to handle tailgaters.
causes the motorcycle to slip.
3. Other drivers are most likely to try and share the lane with a motorcycle when:
traffic is heavy.
they want to pass the motorcycle.
the motorcycle rider is preparing to turn at an intersection.
All of the above.
4. When preparing to merge into the middle lane of a three-lane road, you should check:
the lane beside you and the far lane
that the rear tire is not flat.
that the throttle is not stuck.
your headlight.
5. The greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic is:
in the left lane position.
in the center portion of the lane.
at intersections.
where dirt and gravel collect.
6. When making a turn, it is best to change gears ___________ the turn.
while in
before you enter
before, during, or after
7. To know what is going on behind you:
pull off the road and check.
slow down and look around.
decrease your speed and  scan the environment ahead of you.
check your side mirrors frequently.
8. Which of the following is required in order to have a passenger on your motorcycle?
Specialized shocks
A windshield
Side saddlebags for cargo
Footrests for the passenger
9. Distances are harder to judge at night than in daylight. When you ride at night you should:
allow more distance to pass and be passed.
use another vehicle's tail lights to help judge the road ahead.
use your high beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
All the other answers are correct.
10. To keep other vehicles from sharing your lane:
sound your horn.
change lanes often.
ride closer to the center portion of the lane.
flash your brake light.
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CO Motorcycle Permit Test

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