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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. _______________ is the best way to lessen your chances of being involved in a collision.
Maintaining an adequate space cushion
Using your headlight
Choosing the right helmet
Wearing protective clothing
2. When riding with a passenger:
your stopping distance will decrease.
you are not allowed carry cargo.
you are not permitted to pass other vehicles.
your motorcycle will take longer to stop.
3. You should make a special point of using your mirror(s):
before you slow down.
All the other answers are correct.
before you change lanes.
when you are stopped at an intersection.
4. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
Gravel roads
All the other answers are correct.
5. To increase your visibility to other drivers, you should:
Reduce your following distance.
Avoid wearing reflective clothing.
Use your high beam.
Wear reflective clothing.
6. ______ can cause your motorcycle to wobble.
Improper loading of cargo
Carrying a passenger
Riding a motorcycle that is too big
Improper braking technique
7. When riding at night you should:
use your high-beam light, if possible.
increase the following distance.
reduce your speed.
All of the above.
8. When parking at the roadside, park:
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the curb.
with your front wheel touching the curb.
on the curb.
9. Approach turns and curves with caution. Use these four steps for better control:
1. Look 2. Slow 3. Roll 4. Lean
1. Slow 2. Look 3. Lean 4. Roll
1. Roll 2. Slow 3. Look 4. Lean
1. Lean 2. Look 3. Slow 4. Roll
10. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you space to maneuver.
It gives you time to correct your mistakes.
It gives you time to react.
All of the above.
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CO DMV Motorcycle Test

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