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. If your front tire fails while you are riding, you should ease off the throttle
2. Which of the following does not affect your blood alcohol concentration?
3. While driving in the city, you should be checking for hazards at least ____ ahead.
4. The best way to lessen your chances of skidding on a slippery surface is to
5. While riding a motorcycle, you are considered legally intoxicated if
6. A ____-second following distance gives you a minimum amount of space to stop or swerve if the driver ahead stops suddenly.
7. When you are in heavy traffic, what is an adequate space cushion between you and the vehicle ahead?
8. In which of these situations is a driver most likely to try to share a lane with you?
9. To carry a passenger, your motorcycle must have
10. Weaving when riding over a metal grating
11. When riding through an area of potential hazards, what should you do?
12. The edge of the road can be extremely dangerous because
13. If your motorcycle begins to wobble, the best way to stop it is to
14. If you suspect the road ahead is slippery, what should you do?
15. You should flash your brake light when
16. At night, you must use your motorcycle's high beam when you are ____ a vehicle.
17. What does choosing the best lane position mean?
18. While riding, your feet should be
19. In which of the following places are motorcycle collisions most frequent?
20. If you are a beginner motorcyclist, you should ride no more than ____ hours per day.
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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.