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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. Tinted eye protection:
is prohibited by law.
should be worn at all times.
should not be worn at night.
is mandatory for all motorcyle riders.
2. To deal with a sticky throttle on your motorbike, first:
operate the engine cut-off switch.
apply the rear brake.
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
pull in the clutch.
3. Stopping distance is:
the sum of reflex distance, preparation distance and braking distance.
the sum of yielding distance and braking distance.
perception distance minus reaction distance.
the total minimum distance a vehicle has traveled until the driver can bring it to a complete stop.
4. Which of the following is required in order to have a passenger on your motorcycle?
Specialized shocks
Footrests for the passenger
A windshield
Side saddlebags for cargo
5. In slow tight turns, counterbalance the motorcycle by:
keeping your body straight.
leaning in the opposite direction of the motorcycle.
leaning with the motorcycle.
leaning forward.
6. The brake hydraulic fluid and coolant level should be checked:
every month.
once a year.
every week.
every day.
7. The __________ provides most of your motorcycle's stopping power.
front brake
rear brake
8. You should immediately operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
The motorcycle starts to wobble.
You lose control of the motorcycle in a curve.
You are riding on a wet surface.
The throttle is stuck and you can't free it.
9. Which of the following provide(s) the best traction for motorcycles?
Warm pavement
Wet pavement
Gravel roads
10. Eye protection:
should give a clear view to either side.
None of the other answers is correct.
is only needed if your motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield.
is only needed when riding in bad weather.
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CO Motorcycle Test

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