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Motorcycle Skills Test: Part 5 / "Curves"

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Published on Aug 22, 2012

(2012) This is the fifth installment in a 5-part series featuring Washington State's motorcycle skills test. This video showcases an especially critical element of the test, Curves. More motorcycle fatalities occur in curves than any other scenario. And the majority of the time, those crashes involve only a single vehicle; the motorcycle. Read set-up & instruction info below:

CURVES

Curves:
Set-up:
 Two curves marked by boundary lines and cones.
 8' wide cornering lanes.

Instructions:
 When signaled, ride to the cue cones.
 Prepare to ride through both curves safely while staying within the boundary lines.
 When signaled ride through the first curve and accelerate to a speed of at least 20 mph in the straightaway.
 Prior to the second curve, slow to an appropriate entry speed.
 Make to make a smooth curve maintaining or smoothly increasing speed throughout.
 This is a timed evaluation; you must go fast enough to demonstrate cornering ability.
 After exiting the second curve, ride back to the cue cones and stop.

This video was produced by the Washington State Deparment of Licensing.

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