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 should you adjust your motorcycle's side mirrors?
2. Which of the following should be avoided when you are carrying cargo?
3. How should you position your body in a slow, tight turn?
4. What can you do to help keep your balance in turns?
5. The motorcycle rider should ____ before entering a turn.
6. What controls the front brake?
7. After just ____ alcoholic drink(s), your ability to ride can be affected.
8. Weaving when riding over a metal grating
9. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, the best way to stop it is to
10. Why can pulling over to the side of the road be more hazardous for motorcycles than for cars?
11. In slow turns, how can you help balance the motorcycle?
12. You can maintain an adequate space cushion by
13. As you approach an intersection, the best way to reduce your reaction time is to
14. As you approach a turn, when should you reduce your speed?
15. The safest way to cross an obstacle is at a ____-degree angle.
16. If your motorcycle begins to wobble, the best way to stop it is to
17. ____ can affect your ability to ride a motorcycle.
18. In which of these situations is a driver most likely to try to share a lane with you?
19. A motorcycle passenger should
20. There should be no more than ____ motorcycle riders in a group.
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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.