When making a slow, tight turn on a motorcycle, you should:

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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

When making a slow, tight turn on a motorcycle, you should:

  1. Keep your body upright to counterbalance the motorcycle.
  2. Lean your body at the same angle as the motorcycle. 
  3. Lean to the opposite side of the turn. 
  4. None of these. 

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 

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The answer is: A. Keep your body upright to counterbalance the motorcycle.

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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. 

During slow speed, tight turns, you should lean the motorcycle and keep your body upright to counterbalance the bike. 

Leaning your body during a slow speed turn can cause you to lose balance and tip over. 

At higher speed turns, you’ll need to lean your body with the bike at the same angle. The higher the speed of a turn, the higher the lean angle will need to be. 

During a slow speed turn, you should still look through the turn with your head. 

If you are riding particularly slow, like in a parking lot, you’ll need to operate the clutch in the friction zone. 

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

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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.