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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 you carry loads, you should:
distribute the load evenly.
fasten the load securely.
stop and check the load every so often.
All the other answers are correct.
2. Motorcycle passengers should:
put their feet down at stops.
plant their feet on the passenger footpegs and keep them there.
bring their feet into contact with drive chain.
sit as far back as possible.
3. When you are being passed from behind, avoid being hit by:
objects thrown from windows.
extended side mirrors.
blasts of wind from larger vehicles.
All of the above.
4. If a tire goes flat while riding, and you must brake, you should:
rise slightly off the seat.
gradually apply the brake of the tire that is not flat.
apply both brakes evenly.
apply the brake of the flat tire.
5. Riders in a staggered formation should move into a single-file formation when:
riding curves.
riding at night.
All the other answers are correct.
6. The rear brake is operated by:
the right handle.
the left food pedal.
the left handle.
the right foot pedal.
7. The edge of the road can be extremely dangerous because:
dirt and gravel provide little traction.
there is poor visibility.
it's where tire tracks left by cars collect.
it's where most oil, anti-freeze, and other vehicle fluids collect.
8. Wear ___________ clothing to increase your chances of being seen.
brightly-colored or reflective
9. When packing your motorcycle, you should pack heavier items:
in a backpack.
on a luggage rack behind you.
in the front of the tank bag.
on the sissy bar.
10. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, do NOT:
accelerate out of the wobble.
grip the handlebars firmly.
leave the road as soon as you can.
roll off the throttle gradually to slow down.
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CO Motorcycle Test

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