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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. A benefit of riding in the center lane position is:
it allows you to turn easily.
it keeps you hidden from other drivers.
it prevents others from sharing your lane.
it helps you maintain a consistent speed.
3. What does the right foot pedal control?
The throttle
The gear shifter
The rear brake
The front brake
4. If your front tire fails while you are riding, you should:
avoid using the rear brake.
shift your weight to the front to help maintain stability.
use engine braking to slow down.
shift your weight to the rear to help maintain stability.
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. It is important to maintain a space cushion behind the vehicle in front of you:
unless you are stopped.
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. How can you make your brake light more noticeable to others?
Ride in lighted areas.
Avoid tailgating.
Flash it.
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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