More than half of all motorcycle crashes involve riders with less than _________ on a new or unfamiliar 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

More than half of all motorcycle crashes involve riders with less than _________ on a new or unfamiliar motorcycle. 

  1. 10 days. 
  2. 3 months. 
  3. 5 months.
  4. 1 year.

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 

Answer

This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: C. 5 months.

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Explanation: Getting to Know your Motorcycle

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. 

Getting familiar with a particular motorcycle is an important part of being a safe rider and avoiding collisions. 

Regardless of a rider’s experience, more than half of all motorcycle crashes involve riders with less than 5 months of experience with a particular bike. 

This statistic highlights the importance of familiarizing yourself with new and unfamiliar bikes before you start riding in traffic. 

Take some time to get used to the layout of the controls. Read the owner’s manual to learn about specific features and functions on the bike. Practice riding in an area away from traffic. 

Once you feel you are comfortable with a new bike, you should still ride cautiously when you take it on the road for the first time. You should accelerate smoothly, take turns slowly, and leave yourself extra space for stopping and maneuvers. 

This advice applies when you are buying a motorcycle, borrowing a motorcycle, or lending someone your motorcycle. 

Make sure that you are ready, familiar, comfortable, and responsible enough to ride the unfamiliar bike. 

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

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