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 riding in a group, when should you ride single file?
2. An adequate space cushion between you and the vehicle ahead of you is at least ____ seconds
3. When you are riding at night, what is the best way to identify bumps in the road?
4. When you see a car on an entrance ramp that is about to merge into your lane, your best course of action is to
5. The best way to discourage another driver from trying to share the lane with you is to
6. When parked along the roadside, you should park
7. The front brake is more important because
8. How can you protect yourself from injury during a collision?
9. The best lane position to choose is
10. Which of the following provide(s) the best traction for motorcycles?
11. A ____-second following distance gives you a minimum amount of space to stop or swerve if the driver ahead stops suddenly.
12. When carrying cargo in saddlebags, you should
13. If your motorcycle begins to wobble, the best way to stop it is to
14. When riding in a group, group members should communicate by
15. What techniques can be used to avoid an obstacle on the road?
16. When stopping in a curve, what should you do?
17. Choosing the best lane position means that
18. Which of the following surfaces can be dangerous for motorcycles to ride on?
19. Because a motorcycle brake light is not as visible as the brake light on a car, you should
20. You should flash your brake light when
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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.