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You will ________ hear a motorcycle tire go flat.

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You will ________ hear a motorcycle tire go flat.

  1. Seldom.
  2. Always.
  3. Usually. 
  4. Never.

Find the answer to this question and an explanation below. 


This topic may show up on your motorcycle permit test. 

The answer is: A. Seldom.

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

Explanation: Tire Failure 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. 

On a motorcycle, you will seldom hear when your tire goes flat. 

The main indicator of a tire failure is when your motorcycle starts to handle differently or poorly. 

Here are some symptoms of a motorcycle tire failure:

  • If the front tire goes flat, the steering will feel heavier and more difficult. 
  • If the rear tire goes flat, the back of the motorcycle may feel like it is swaying or jerking back and forth. 

When a tire goes flat while riding, it is recommended to:

  • Keep a firm grip on the handlebars. 
  • Ease off the throttle. 
  • Stay in a straight line. 
  • Only apply the brakes lightly and gradually, if necessary. 
  • As the motorcycle slows down, safely move to the side of the road, pull in the clutch lever, and come to a stop. 

When you have a flat tire, avoid any sudden braking, acceleration, or turning maneuvers. 

A flat tire on a motorcycle can make it very easy to lose control of the bike and crash. 

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

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