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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. By "choosing the best lane position" you:
are not in a blind spot.
avoid road hazards.
maximize the space cushion around you.
All of the above.
2. Drivers often fail to see a motorcycle headed toward them. Why?
It is difficult to judge a motorcycle's speed.
Motorcycles are hard to see.
All the other answers are correct.
It is hard to judge how far away a motorcycle is.
3. When you are being passed from behind, you should:
ride on the shoulder of the road.
avoid moving into the portion of the lane farthest from the passing vehicle.
swerve as soon as you can.
avoid riding in the center of the lane.
4. When riding through an intersection, motorcycle riders must be especially aware of:
pedestrians crossing the road.
All the other answers are correct.
cars turning left into their path.
vehicles in the roundabout.
5. Approach turns and curves with caution. Use these four steps for better control:
1. Slow 2. Look 3. Lean 4. Roll
1. Roll 2. Slow 3. Look 4. Lean
1. Lean 2. Look 3. Slow 4. Roll
1. Look 2. Slow 3. Roll 4. Lean
6. If you take curves or turns too fast, you may end up:
twisting the throttle.
shifting gears.
crossing into another lane of traffic.
tipping over.
7. Riding ___________ reduces your chances of being seen.
with other motorcyclists
alongside other vehicles
in construction zones
in the left lane position
8. When traveling behind a car, ride ______, where the driver is most likely to see you.
in the left part of the lane
in the driver's blind spot
in the center portion of the lane
in the right part of the lane
9. You are approaching a turn and need to change gears. When should you change gears?
Before entering the turn
After entering the turn
During the turn
At any point before, after, or during the turn
10. You should ______ while stopped at intersections.
remain in first gear
remain in neutral
remain in third gear
remain in second gear
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NM DMV Motorcycle Test

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