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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. ______ a common factor in motorcycle collisions.
Bad drivers are
Not being seen is
Seasonal changes are
Traffic signals are
2. When negotiating a turn, motorcyclists should:
look through the turn to where you want to go.
roll on the throttle through the turn to stabilize suspension.
All the other answers are correct.
reduce their speed before the turn by rolling off the throttle and, if necessary, applying both brakes.
3. When behind a car, ride in ________________ - where a driver is most likely to see you.
the right portion of the lane
the center portion of the lane
the left portion of the lane
the wet part of the lane
4. Gravel, steel plates and lane markings:
are not slippery.
all provide better traction than wet pavement.
all provide poor traction.
all provide excellent traction.
5. Which of the following provide(s) the best traction for motorcycles?
Wet pavement
Warm pavement
Gravel roads
6. Motorcycles are harder to see than cars because:
They are faster.
Motorcyclists wear helmets.
They have a smaller profile
Car drivers fail to pay close attention to them.
7. If you accidentally lock the rear brake on a good traction surface:
keep it locked until you have stopped.
check the throttle cable.
release the rear brake and apply the front brake firmly.
immediately operate the engine cut-off switch.
8. If your motorcycle starts to wobble:
Accelerate out of the wobble.
Grip the handlebars firmly and close the throttle gradually.
Use the brakes gradually.
9. What's the best way to secure cargo on your motorcycle?
On the sissy bar.
Using a rope.
So that it covers your lights.
Using bungee cords.
10. Your body can be affected by alcohol after as little as ______ drink(s).
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CO DMV Motorcycle Test

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