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Motorbike Test

Take this test to find out if you are a good and skillful motorcycle rider. Answer the questions with honesty and fast, as time is also a parameter considered for the final outcome of the test. Cheers!

What bike would you buy?

   The big one that I really like.

   The one where I can have my feet planted flat on the ground.

   The one that would be comfortable for me to handle.

What is the choke?

   A device that helps start the bike.

   A device that gives the motor more power.

   A device that enriches the gas/air mixture.

During the pre-ride check you should

   Check the oil level , fuel level , valve clearance

   Check the oil level, fuel level, air pressure of the tires and the chain tension.

   Check the air pressure of the tires, the oil level and make sure the fuel is “on”.

What would be an acceptable average for the tire pressure (front/rear)

   33/35 psi.

   35/33 psi.

   40/43 psi.

Regarding the stopping power of the front/rear break, which one would be the most realistic statement

   Front 60%-Rear 40%.

   Front 50%-Rear 50%.

   Front 85%-Rear 15%.

When applying the brakes in a motorcycle, we should

   Apply first the rear brake and then the front brake.

   Apply first the front brake and then the rear brake.

   Apply front and rear at the same time.

If you lock the front tire at speed the bike will

   Stop abruptly and you will go over the bars.

   Wash out to one side or the other.

   Skid and come to a stop.

In a sudden emergency, you will apply the brakes

   Suddenly and decisively to avoid hitting the obstacle.

   Delicately and swerving at the same time.


To steer the bike at high speed into a corner you

   Push the handlebar in the direction contrary to the turn.

   Lean into the corner.

   Turn the handlebar into the direction of the turn.

The counter steering input generates a force called




When taking a corner and leaning the bike at high speed, what do you do with your body?

   You lean with the bike.

   You lean into the turn.

   You lean to the other side to balance the bike.

Which one increases the stability of the bike at speed

   Centrifugal force.

   Gyroscopic effect.


The proper way of taking a high speed turn is

   Come into it as fast as possible, look into the turn and counter-steer.

   Apply the brakes and keep braking into the turn as you look into the turn.

   Slow down before the turn, look into the turn and counter-steer.

When taking a slow speed turn (3 to 5 miles per hour)

   You lean with the bike.

   You stay straight and only lean the bike into the turn.

   You lean the bike into the turn and yourself towards the outside of the turn.

In a high speed turn which force is the most critical?

   Centrifugal force.



If during a high speed turn you lean your body into the turn, the bike will

   Gain traction.

   Become unbalanced.

   Turn faster.

The best and safest technique to stabilize a bike during high speed cornering is

   Do not touch the brakes at all.

   Slightly drag the rear brake.

   Drag the front brake.

Increasing your speed in the middle of a turn will

   Increase the radius of the turn.

   Make the bike slide out of the turn.

   Decrease the radius of the turn.

The most important difference between a 2 cylinder and a 4 cylinder motorcycle (of comparable size) is

   Power output in the 4 cylinder motorcycle kicks inharder than in a 2 cylinder. bike.

   Fuel economy in the 2 cylinder is greater than in the 4 cylinder.

   The 2 cylinder motorcyle pollutes less than the 4 cylinder motorcycle.

You entered a blind turn up in a canyon road. Right when you are at the apex (committed),
you see right in front of you a patch of loose gravel…

   You do not touch the throttle nor the brakes and try to ride it through.

   You try to swerve (right or left) to avoid it.

   You try to slow down (braking) and swerve to avoid the patch.

What does “trail braking” mean?

   Braking in the middle of the turn.

   Dragging the brakes to the apex of the turn.

   Braking hard before the turn.

You are riding up in the canyons. A fellow motorcyclist coming your way “taps the palm of his left hand on top of his helmet”. What is he trying to tell you?

   Slow down dangerous turn ahead.

   Slow down, police ahead.

   Speed up, road is clear ahead.

When “down shifting” a short (and very quick) on/off twist of the throttle is applied (this action is called: blipping). Why?

   Because it sounds really cool.

   To keep the engine running.

   To match the engine to the road speed.

When riding in town, what is the most common motorcycle accident?

   Being rear ended at a stop sign or red light.

   Crashing into a “left turning” vehicle.

   Crashing at an intersection.

If a bike doing 60 miles per hour needs 138 ft to come to a complete stop, how many feet will a bike need doing 30 miles per hour?

   69 ft.

   28 ft.

   75 ft.

The most common problem that car drivers have with motorcyclist is

   They can’t judge the speed of the motorcyclist.

   They don’t see the motorcyclist.

   They expect them to yield.

When riding on the freeway, which is safer?

   Ride at the same speed as traffic.

   Ride slighter slower than traffic.

   Ride slighter faster than traffic.

Is it legal in California to split lanes on the freeway?


   Yes, between lane 1 and 2.

   Yes, between any lanes.

When carrying a passenger, what aspect of your motorcycle performance will degrade the most?

   Braking distance.


   Turning speed.

If when taking a high speed turn you start to “slide” sideways, you should:

   Brake immediately.

   Straighten the bike (reducing lean angle).

   Roll off your throttle slightly.

You stop at a street signal (with left arrow) waiting to make a left turn. The signal cycles twice but does not detect you and the arrow stays red. You are stuck waiting. What do you do?

   Switch to the lane on the right and go straight.

   Keep waiting until a car comes behind you and triggers the sensor.

   Make the left turn (with red arrow) when safe.

If you are taking a turn at high speed, how many degrees can you lean your bike before loosing grip? (in optimal conditions)

   35 degrees.

   57 degrees.

   45 degrees.

What is the most important technique when riding a motorcycle?

   Constant awareness.

   Keeping safe distance from moving objects.

   Checking the rear view mirrors often.

In the middle of a decreasing-radius right-hand turn, you will need to:

   Put more pressure on the left handlebar.

   Put more pressure on the right handlebar.

   Roll off the throttle.