2022 Maine Motorcycle Permit Test 16

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in Maine when getting your motorcycle learners.. Read More

The following questions are from real DMV written motorcycle permit tests. These are some of the actual permit questions you will face in Maine when getting your motorcycle learners permit. Each motorcycle theory practice test question has three answer choices. Select one answer for each question and select "grade this section." You can find this button at the bottom of the drivers license quiz. For a complete list of questions and answers for Maine please visit https://cheat-sheets.dmv-written-test.com/en/maine/motorcycle.

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1. Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS) are designed to:

Explanation
Some motorcycles are equipped with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). ABS is designed to prevent skidding and wheel lock-up when motorcyclists are stopping in straight-line, panic situations. ABS operates when maximum pressure is applied to both the front and rear brake controls. If electronic sensors detect the possibility of a wheel lock, brake hydraulic pressure is released then re-applied to maintain maximum braking effectiveness.

2. Which of the following is not a type of protective riding gear?

Explanation
Appropriate protective gear for motorcycling includes a jacket and pants made of leather or another sturdy material; footwear that covers and supports your ankles; and hearing protection, even if you wear a helmet.

3. When it starts raining, it is usually best to:

Explanation
Avoid riding down the center of a lane under wet conditions. Instead, ride in the tire tracks left by the cars ahead of you. The left tire track will often be best, but this can vary depending on traffic and other conditions.

4. Because of their small size, motorcycles seem to be:

Explanation
Because of their size, motorcycles may seem to be traveling faster than they actually are.

5. Rain suits:

Explanation
High-quality rain suits designed for motorcycle riding will resist tearing and ballooning when a rider travels at high speeds.

6. Checking your mirrors:

Explanation
It is important to be aware of hazards on all sides of your motorcycle. Regularly use your mirrors and perform head checks to remain aware of your surroundings.

7. Shifting into a lower gear causes an effect similar to:

Explanation
Shifting your motorcycle into a lower gear causes an effect similar to applying the brakes. This is known as engine braking.
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