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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. You should operate the engine cut-off switch:
if your rear tire goes flat.
if your throttle is stuck and twisting it back and forth does not free it.
as soon as your motorcycle starts wobbling.
if the front tire goes flat.
2. You can increase your visibility to ther drivers by:
Rising slightly off the seat with your weight on the foot pegs
Wearing reflective clothing
Increasing your following distance
Keeping both feet on the pegs.
3. When riding with a group of motorcyclists, a staggered formation:
is recommended at all times.
None of the other answers is correct.
should be used when riding on curves.
should not be used when entering or exiting a highway.
4. To keep other vehicles from sharing your lane:
flash your brake light.
sound your horn.
ride closer to the center portion of the lane.
change lanes often.
5. While riding a motorcycle, you should position your feet:
firmly on the footrests.
with your toes pointing downward.
hovering just above the ground.
All of the above.
6. When you ride with other motorcyclists, you should:
keep the group small.
check your mirrors frequently.
keep your distance.
All of the above.
7. To discourage other vehicles from trying to share your lane, you should:
slow down and come to a stop.
wear your helmet.
ride in the center lane position.
use your horn.
8. When parked next to a curb, your motorcycle should be positioned:
parallel to the curb.
at an angle with the rear wheel touching the curb.
None of the other answers is correct.
at an angle with the front wheel touching the curb.
9. When making turns, ______ before entering the turn.
change gears
use the front brake
avoid changing gears
lean with the motorcycle
10. The __________ provides most of your motorcycle's stopping power.
rear brake
front brake
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CO Motorcycle Test

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