Use this motorcycle practice test question to prepare for the real written exam at the DMV or during your motorcycle safety course.
To execute a turn effectively, motorcycle riders should use the following steps:
- Slow, Look, Press, Roll
- Stop, Look Press, Roll
- Speed Up and Turn
- Slow down and Turn
Find the answer to this question and an explanation below.
This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test.
The answer is: A. Slow, Look, Press, Roll
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Explanation: Motorcycle Turns and Curves
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.
Practicing effective turning techniques will allow you to remain safe and under control when turning and riding through curves.
Taking a turn or curve too fast or with improper technique is a primary cause of motorcycle crashes.
Improper turning and cornering can cause you to run into another lane or traffic, hitting an object, running off the road completely, or overbraking and losing control.
The steps for a proper turn are to:
- Slow down before you enter the curve by closing the throttle, using the brakes, and down shifting as necessary.
- Look with your head in the direction you intend to go.
- Press on the handlebars in the direction of the curve and lean your body with the motorcycle.
- Roll on the throttle smoothly to stabilize or increase your speed.
These steps may overlap, but are the same for every turn and curve.
In a slower, tight curve, you should keep your body upright to counterbalance the lean of your motorcycle.
One of the most important parts of proper turning technique is looking where you want to go by turning your head. Failing to do so can result in you running wide or not being able to hold the turn.
You can find more information about this topic in the motorcycle rider’s handbook.
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