Colorado DMV Motorcycle Test

Pass the Colorado Motorcycle Permit test the first time with FREE Colorado DMV Practice Tests. Study real motorcycle permit questions from the DMV handbook!.


1. Because a motorcycle's brake light is not as visible as the brake lights on a car, you should
2. There is (are) ____ possible lane position(s) available to a motorcycle in a single lane of traffic.
3. If you are riding with other motorcyclists in a group, is it safe to share a lane?
4. When passing another vehicle, you
5. While passing a row of parked cars, you see a driver inside one of the parked vehicles. what should you do?
6. When you are carrying a passenger, instruct the person to
7. The best formation when riding in a group is
8. The safest formation when you are riding in a group is
9. When riding with a passenger, what should you expect?
10. When riding through a turn, you should turn
11. When your motorcycle is carrying a passenger or cargo
12. Which of the following provide(s) the best traction for motorcycles?
13. At night, how can the car ahead of you help you see obstacles?
14. Ride more safely at night by
15. If you experience a weaving feeling while riding over metal grating, what should you do?
16. Choosing the best lane position helps you to
17. When preparing to merge into the middle lane of a three-lane road, what should you check?
18. As you approach a turn, when should you reduce your speed?
19. To help maintain balance, your feet should
20. To help maintain balance during a turn, you should
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in Colorado, you must have an M endorsement on your driver's license. The state does not issue separate licenses specifically for motorcycles. Licensing services are handled through the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). An M endorsement on your license allows you to operate motorcycles, motorbikes, mopeds, and scooters on public roads. Additionally, a separate endorsement, “3,” is valid for three-wheeled motorcycles only. If you are a minor, you will need to hold a motorcycle instruction permit for 12 months and be at least 16 years old before you can receive a motorcycle endorsement on your license.

You can receive a motorcycle endorsement on your license by completing the motorcycle instruction permit requirements or by completing a Motorcycle Operator Safety Training (MOST) course. If you choose to apply for a motorcycle instruction permit, you must pay the fees and pass both the written exam and the motorcycle drive skills test to receive a license with the motorcycle endorsement. If you complete a MOST course, you can take your MOST certificate to the DMV to receive a new license with an M endorsement.

If you choose to take the tests, they are scheduled through your local driver's license office. The written exam contains 25 questions on safe driving practices while operating a motorcycle. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle drive skills test evaluates your ability to respond to different situations, control the motorcycle, and make good judgments while driving. If you fail, you must retake the exam and pass to receive your motorcycle endorsement.