Colorado DMV Motorcycle Permit Practice Test 2022

There are 25 questions on the Colorado DMV motorcycle test, and you will need to answer at least 21 correctly to get a passing score (84%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official CO MC test.

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What to expect on the official CO motorcycle permit test
Number of questions:
25
Correct answers needed to pass:
21
Passing score:
84%
Minimum age to apply:
16years
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Questions

Where are strong side winds most likely to occur?

ATunnels
BCities
Viaducts & bridges
DUneven roads

Intense and high winds, especially crosswinds, can be dangerous. If you feel that the winds are very strong, slow down to give yourself more time to react. Be extra careful when driving on viaducts, bridges or open streches of road as they are hot spots for strong winds.

To keep a group together, who should set the pace?

AThe lead rider
The tail rider
CAnyone with experience

The tail rider can monitor all riders in front and set a pace that works. If you keep an eye on the rider behind, the entire group will be able to adjust speed if a rider falls behind.

Which of the following is true?

Most accidents happen on short trips that are less than 5 miles long
BMost accidents happen on medium-to-long trips
CMost accidents happen on long trips

You should know that most collisions happen on short trips that are less than five miles long, and most accidents occur at less than 30 mph. So wear a helmet even if you are only traveling a short distance or at a low speed!

In which lane should riders be positioned at a blind intersection?

AThe right lane
BThe left lane
The lane that brings you into the another driver's field of vision the earliest

When approacing a blind intersection, the danger lies in not being seen by others. Riders should position themselves in the lane that brings them into the driver's field of vision in the earliest moment.

Will you use the road most efficiently when you pair up (ride alongside another) rider?

AYes
No

When group riding, you should never ride directly alongside another rider as there will be no place to go if you spot a hazard on the road. You can either ride in a staggered formation (like a zig-zag line) or a single-file formation. These formations are good for different things, so you may have to shift formation frequently.

Your throttle is stuck. You should immediately:

AHit the brakes
Twist the throttle back and forth several times
CCut off the engine and pull in the clutch

A stuck throttle is often caused by the throttle cable being stuck. If your throttle is stuck, the first thing you should do is to twist the throttle back and forth several times to free the throttle cable. If the throttle remains stuck, operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch at the same time to remove power from the rear wheel. After you have regained control of the motorcycle, move it to the side of the road and stop.

Do not slam the brakes - it will be ineffective and may cause you to lose control over your motorcycle.

What is the cause of many crashes in foggy conditions?

ADistracted drivers
Driving too fast
CAnimals on the road

You should be able to stop within the distance that you are able to see. If you can’t, it may be too late to avoid a crash by the time you spot a hazard. Slow down, increase the following distance and put your headlights on low-beam when driving in fog.

Does the condition of your brakes affect the stopping distance?

Yes
BNo

The overall condition of your vehicle will affect the stopping distance. Fully functioning brakes and good tires are two factors that determine the stopping distance.

When approaching a curve:

ATake road quality into consideration
BTake the sharpness of the curve into consideration
CPosition your vehicle correctly before reaching the curve
All of the above

You must determine a safe speed for the curve beforehand, and slow down accordingly. Consider the road quality, the sharpness of the curve, and the weather condition on approach. Remember that braking in a curve may cause your motorcycle to skid.

What’s the purpose of minimum speed limit signs? They help keep:

AInsecure drivers off the road
Traffic safe by reducing the number of hazardous situations that arise from driving too slowly
CRetired drivers away from the roads

Minimum speed limit signs ensure that drivers don’t drive too slowly i.e. a speed that halts the traffic flow and/or creates a dangerous road environment. This helps keep a smooth traffic flow and congestion to a minimum. Try to keep up with the traffic flow even when there aren’t any minimum speed limit signs.

About half of all motorcycle-car collisions are caused by?

AThe motorcycle rider incorrectly assuming he/she has right-of-way
Vehicles entering a rider's right-of-way
CNone of the above

Vehicles entering a rider's right-of-way stand for just over half of all motorcycle-car accidents. The simple truth is that many drivers just don't spot the motorcycle at all before the accident takes place. Do not count on other drivers seeing you - look for potential hazards using the Search, Evaluate, Execute (SEE) technique.

Which statement is true regarding fatigue?

Fatigue slows your reflexes and affects your judgment
BFatigue isn’t affected by sleep
CFatigue won't affect your reflexes

It’s very dangerous to ride while fatigued. Pull off the road and take a nap if you suddenly feel very tired while riding.

Traffic calming objects (speed bumps etc) are there to:

AHelp prevent fatigue
BMake riding/driving more fun
Make drivers and riders slow down
DTest air pressure in tires

Speed bumps/humps are common traffic calming objects placed on the road in order to make riders and drivers slow down and proceed more cautiously. They are generally placed in urban areas where there are many people going about, such as near schools and in residential areas.

An inexperienced driver stalls at an intersection just ahead of you. What should you do?

ARev your engine
BPass if possible
Be patient
DHonk your horn

Be extra patient when riding or driving close to inexperienced or new drivers. They are new to driving, more likely to make mistakes, and the only proper response is to give them room.

Frequent head checks should:

AOnly be done if you intend to change lanes or turn anytime soon
Be part of your normal scanning routine

By integrating shoulder/head checks into your normal scanning routine, you will always know how vehicles are acting around you. This will enable you to maintain a safe space cushion around your motorcycle and allow you to swerve in a safe direction, if needed. If you don't check your blind spots regularly, swerving in any direction can be extremely dangerous.

What can happen if you are too low on oil?

AYour engine may stop working in cold weather
Your engine may seize
CYour engine will break and stop working

Oil reduces the friction in your engine and makes it run smoothly. Without oil, the engine will overheat and freeze / lock up. Check your oil level regularly and add oil if necessary. However, don't add oil when the engine is warm as you may be severely damaged by the heat of the engine.

You have several bags that you need to carry on your motorcycle. How should you distribute the load?

APut all heavy items in one bag and place it on top of the rear axle
Evenly across all bags
CAny way you like

Uneven loads can cause the motorcycle to drift toward one side and make it much harder to control. Try to distribute the load evenly.

A law enforcement officer signals for you to proceed through a traffic light intersection against a red light. What should you do?

Follow the officer’s instructions
BWait for the traffic light to change to green before proceeding

When a law enforcement officer is directing traffic, you must obey the officer irrespective of other signs/signals.

What skill(s) will you be asked to demonstrate on the motorcycle skills test?

Doing a "serpentine ride"
BParallel parking
CParking on a hill
DAll of the above

The motorcycle skills test is a pass/fail test that requires the rider to demonstrate several skills. The purpose of the motorcycle skills test is to determine your ability to maneuver in normal traffic situations. One skill you will be asked to demonstrate is to do a serpentine ride, i.e. weaving through a row of traffic cones spaced 12 feet apart.

Which of the following road environments offer the greatest chance of an accident?

ADriveways
Intersections
CParking lots
DHighways

Intersections are any place traffic may cross your path. For motorycle riders, intersections are especially dangerous as riders are not as easily spotted as others. Over half of all motorcycle/car accidents are caused by drivers that enter the rider's right-of-way - and it's often because they simply did not see the rider.

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How Do I Get My Motorcycle License in Colorado?

Once you pass the motorcycle permit test, here are your next steps to get your motorcycle license in the state of Colorado:

  • All motorcycle endorsement applicants must hold a valid Colorado driver’s license.
  • Once you’re 16, you can apply for a motorcycle endorsement by passing the motorcycle skills test after earning your instruction permit;
  • OR you can complete a Motorcycle Operator Safety Training course
  • You must present a certificate of completion of this course when you apply for your license in order to waive your motorcycle skills test.
  • In both cases, you will need to make an appointment at the DMV to purchase a new license with a motorcycle endorsement.
  • Endorsements cannot be added to driver’s licenses by phone or mail.
  • If you are under 18, you must hold a motorcycle instruction permit for at least 12 months before you can apply for a motorcycle endorsement.

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