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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 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
2. When the engine “locks”, it is usually:
out of balance.
low on oil.
3. What is a benefit of riding in the center lane position?
Your space cushion is maximized.
It prevents others from sharing your lane.
It allows you to go faster.
It helps you maintain a constant speed.
4. The best lane position to ride in is:
the right lane position.
the left lane position.
the one where you are most likely to be seen.
the center lane position.
5. If you take a turn too fast:
you should keep your arms straight and apply both brakes.
other drivers may overreact and brake too hard.
you should shift into a higher hear to improve stability.
you may end up crossing into another lane of traffic.
6. Which of the following is required in order to have a passenger on your motorcycle?
A windshield
Specialized shocks
Side saddlebags for cargo
Footrests for the passenger
7. Gravel, steel plates and lane markings:
all provide poor traction.
are not slippery.
all provide excellent traction.
all provide better traction than wet pavement.
8. When riding with a passenger you should ride ______ when taking curves.
None of the other answers is correct.
at normal speed
9. You be sure that other drivers will yield to you when:
they make eye contact with you.
You can never be sure that other drivers will yield to you.
they are beginning to slow down.
you have the right-of-way.
10. Braking distance is:
how far a vehicle will continue to travel before the driver hits the brakes.
usually 100 feet.
the total distance a vehicle has traveled until it comes to a complete stop.
how far a vehicle will travel, in ideal conditions, while the driver is braking.
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CO Motorcycle Test

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