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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 riding at night, you should:
never use your high beam.
follow the car in front of you closely.
increase your speed to maximize the space cushion around you.
allow more distance to pass and be passed.
2. When you ride with passengers:
All other answers are correct.
you should sit as far back as possible.
you should reduce your following distance.
your motorcycle will respond more slowly.
3. ______ helps you absorb shock when riding over obstacles.
Rising slightly off the seat
Rolling on the throttle
Using a higher gear
Pulling in the clutch
4. When riding your motorcycle, you should use both brakes:
at uncontrolled intersections.
in emergency situations.
every time you make turns.
every time you stop.
5. Gravel, steel plates and lane markings:
all provide better traction than wet pavement.
all provide poor traction.
all provide excellent traction.
are not slippery.
6. When preparing to pass a vehicle, you should ride in the _____ lane position.
right or center
7. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check:
the lane next to you and the far lane.
your turn signal.
only the lane next to you.
only the far lane.
8. You should check your tires:
once a week.
once a month.
every time you ride your motorcycle.
once a year.
9. When inspecting your motorcycle tires before a ride, you should check:
tire pressure.
tread condition.
that there are no cuts, bulges or punctures of foreign objects.
All of the above.
10. You should make a special point of using your mirror(s):
before you change lanes.
before you slow down.
All the other answers are correct.
when you are stopped at an intersection.
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CO DMV Motorcycle Test

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