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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 are properly seated on a motorcycle, your arms should be:
positioned with your hands above your elbows.
bent slightly.
at a 90-degree angle.
positioned with your elbows locked.
2. The brake hydraulic fluid and coolant level should be checked:
every month.
once a year.
every week.
every day.
3. When traveling behind a car, ride ______, where the driver is most likely to see you.
in the left part of the lane
in the driver's blind spot
in the center portion of the lane
in the right part of the lane
4. Motorcycle passengers must have their own:
All of the above.
5. To stop as quickly and as safely as possible in a curve, try to:
increase your speed through the curve.
lean as much as possible.
get the motorcycle as perpendicular to the road as possible.
grab the front brake.
6. Which of the following is important for riding safely on slippery surfaces?
Avoiding sudden moves
Maintaining or increasing your speed
Leaning back
Holding in the clutch
7. The gearshift lever is located:
in front of the right footrest.
by the right handgrip.
in front of the left footrest.
by the left handgrip.
8. When riding in a group, ensure the group stays together by:
pairing up.
checking your mirrors frequently.
placing beginners in the middle of the group.
riding in a single-file formation.
9. The ___________ is the place where debris and oil drippings from cars collect.
left portion of the lane
opposite lane
center portion of the lane
right portion of the lane
10. To increase your visibility to other drivers, you should:
Wear reflective clothing.
Use your high beam.
Avoid wearing reflective clothing.
Reduce your following distance.
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CO DMV Motorcycle Test

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