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. When you are behind a car, which lane position will make you most visible to the driver?
2. When carrying cargo in saddlebags, you should
3. While riding a motorcycle, you are considered legally intoxicated if
4. When can you be sure that a driver will yield to you?
5. The best lane position to choose is
6. What type of group formation should be used when taking curves?
7. Generally, motorcycles require
8. Choosing the best lane position means that
9. If you are riding in a staggered formation, when should you switch to riding in pairs?
10. All of the following are part of the upshifting process except
11. You should cover the clutch and brake whenever you want to
12. The motorcycle rider should ____ before entering a turn.
13. Because a motorcycle's brake light is not as visible as the brake lights on a car, you should
14. You are turning right onto a two-way road. turning too fast could cause you to
15. When driving at night, what is the best way to identify bumps in the road?
16. What is the best lane position for being seen?
17. If you make eye contact with a driver at an intersection
18. You can increase your safety when riding at night by
19. Which of the following is not part of the upshifting process?
20. A ____-second following distance gives you a minimum amount of space to stop or swerve if the driver ahead stops suddenly.
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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.