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In regular turns on your motorcycle:


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Use this motorcycle practice test question to prepare for the real written exam at the DMV or during your motorcycle safety course

In regular turns on your motorcycle:

  1. You should use your front brake. 
  2. You should remain upright. 
  3. You should lean away from the motorcycle.
  4. You should lean with the motorcycle.

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 


This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: D. You should lean with the motorcycle.

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Explanation: Motorcycle Turns

In order to pass your motorcycle permit exams and to become a safe rider, it’s important to know why a particular answer on the motorcycle written test is correct. 

In normal speed turns, the rider and the motorcycle should lean at the same angle. 

During slow, tight turns, the rider should remain upright and only lean the motorcycle in order to counterbalance. 

Whatever type of turn you are completing, you should make sure to enter it at the appropriate speed. 

Entering a turn too fast can cause you to lose control, go into another lane of traffic, or overbrake. 

Overbraking in a turn is a common cause of loss of control. 

To turn properly, you should:

  • Slow down before you enter the turn. 
  • Turn your head to look through the turn where you intend to go.
  • Press in the direction of the turn.
  • Roll on the throttle through the turn to stabilize yourself and control speed. 

You can find more information about this topic in the motorcycle rider’s handbook.

Check out more motorcycle permit test questions and answers here.

Find in-depth articles for new riders in our section dedicated to learning how to ride a motorcycle.

Plus, check out an overview of the requirements to get a motorcycle endorsement in each state.

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