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Rolling on the throttle during a turn:

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Rolling on the throttle during a turn:

  1. Should never be done.
  2. Can help you maintain or increase speed to stabilize yourself through the turn. 
  3. Can cause your wheels to lock up. 
  4. Should be done as you enter the turn. 

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 


This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: B. Can help you maintain or increase speed to stabilize yourself through the turn. 

How’d you do? Learn more about this motorcycle topic below. 

Explanation: Turns on a 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. 

As you move through a turn on your motorcycle, you can roll on the throttle in order to maintain or increase your speed. This will help you stabilize the motorcycle and move smoothly through a turn. 

However, before you enter the turn, it is important to first slow down to a safe speed. 

Do not attempt to accelerate into a turn. Instead, you should accelerate smoothly through the turn. 

The proper turning technique on a motorcycle is to:

  • Slow down as you approach the turn by closing the throttle and applying the brakes, if necessary. 
  • Look through the turn by turning just your head. 
  • Press on the handlebars in the direction of the turn and lean with the motorcycle. 
  • Roll on the throttle to accelerate through the turn or maintain your 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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