Motorcycle License Test : Rider Abilities and Limitations

Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Rider Abilities And Limitations

About how much of a motorcycle's stopping power is controlled by the front brake?

Three-quarters

One-quarter

Two-thirds

One-half

One-third

Three-quarters

Explanation:

In most motorcycles, the front brake possess at least three-quarters of the machine's total braking power. Integrated braking systems may alter the amount of power that is delegated to each brake; however, the general rule states that most of the motorcycle's braking or stoppage power is controlled by the front brake.

Example Question #2 : Rider Abilities And Limitations

Which of the following is not a component of the prescribed motorcycle turning procedure?

Slow

Roll

Look

Press

Stop

Stop

Explanation:

Motorcyclists are taught to follow the following turning procedure: slow, look, press, and roll. In this procedure, the rider is instructed to "slow" their speed, "look" at their surroundings, "press" and lean their body into the direction of the turn, and slowly "roll" on the throttle to accelerate and maintain a constant speed. In this way, riders must "follow-through" the turn by incorporating the dynamics of both their body and machine. The rider is not to "stop" or roughly apply the brake because this will cause the motorcycle to stand perpendicular to the road and initiate a straight trajectory against the intended turn.

Example Question #4 : Motorcycle License Test

How many paths of travel does the average traffic lane provide for a motorcycle?

Explanation:

The average traffic lane can be broken into three distinct sections of travel for a motorcyclist: left, right, and center. These sections of a lane can be used to increase visibility or navigate away from hazards. It is important to note that the sections of the road closes to the center line and shoulder are areas where car tires traditionally travel. As a result these sections are typically free of automotive oil or fluids. These fluids and the convex shape of traffic lanes can result in the center portion of the lane to become slippery in wet conditions.

Example Question #5 : Motorcycle License Test

Which of the following correctly identifies the minimum length of time motorcyclists need in order to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead?