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 passing a line of parked cars, it is best to ride in ____ lane position.
2. The safest way to use saddlebags is to
3. The motorcycle rider should ____ before entering a turn.
4. If your motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield, you must
5. At minimum, a street-legal motorcycle should have which of the following equipment?
6. In which of the following places are motorcycle collisions most frequent?
7. The staggered formation is the best choice when
8. Motorcycles are permitted to operate ____ abreast in a single lane.
9. When riding through a turn, your lane position should
10. Drivers in other vehicles present a particular hazard when
11. The safest way to cross an obstacle is at a ____-degree angle.
12. When parked beside a curb, your motorcycle must
13. Which of the following does not affect your blood alcohol concentration (bac)?
14. Because motorcycles accelerate faster than other vehicles on the road, you must
15. To avoid lurching while downshifting, what should you do?
16. Keeping your knees against the gas tank
17. If you lock the rear brake on a surface with good traction
18. To stop safely on a curve, you should
19. When you are riding at night, what is the best way to identify bumps in the road?
20. Why do motorcycle crashes commonly occur on curves?
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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.