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To earn your motorcycle license in New Mexico, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skills test. Knowledge test questions are based on information from the New Mexico Motorcycle Operator Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules and safe riding practices. The New Mexico motorcycle test consists of 25 questions. To pass you must correctly answer at least 20 questions (80%).
1. You should adjust your side mirrors:
while riding your motorcycle.
before starting your motorcycle.
at a designated service center.
before mounting your motorcycle.
2. What is a benefit of riding in the center lane position?
It allows you to go faster.
Your space cushion is maximized.
It prevents others from sharing your lane.
It helps you maintain a constant speed.
3. What does the right foot pedal control?
The throttle
The gear shifter
The rear brake
The front brake
4. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
avoid using the rear brake.
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
make sure the tire pressure, shock spring preload and dampers are at the recommended settings for the weight.
hold the handlegrips firmly, ease off the throttle, and keep a straight course.
5. The greatest chance of a collision with another vehicle is:
on a curve.
in a parking lot.
on a hill.
at an intersection.
6. Motorcycle riders should maintain an adequate space cushion when following other vehicles:
in construction zones.
in school zones.
at all times.
in heavy traffic.
7. You should downshift through the gears when you:
are approaching a stop sign.
need to slow down.
need more power to accelerate.
All of the above.
8. What lane position should you ride in when being passed by another vehicle?
Left or right
Center or right
9. ______________ before you slow down to help others notice you.
Rise slightly off the seat with your weight on the foot pegs
Use your horn
Flash your brake light
Use your high beam.
10. When at an intersection, motorcycle riders must especially watch for:
people trying to share their lane.
rows of parked cars.
cars turning left in front of them.
irregular traffic signals.
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NM DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:20
Passing score:80%
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