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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. Where are the clutch and brake lever found on your motorcycle?
Both the clutch and the brake lever are on the left.
The clutch is on the left and the brake lever is on the right.
Both the clutch and the brake lever are on the right.
The clutch is on the right and the brake lever is on the left.
2. Wobbling can be caused by:
All the other answers are correct.
lower tire pressure.
defective wheel alignment.
improperly loading your bike.
3. If your motorcycle starts to wander back and forth while riding over metal bridge gratings you should:
downshift to a lower gear to improve stability.
relax, stay on course, and ride straight across.
ride is in the center lane position.
proceed in a zigzag pattern until you cross the bridge.
4. When passing a truck, it is important to:
avoid slowing down suddenly when you merge back in front of the vehicle.
always sound your horn when riding alongside the vehicle.
All the other answers are correct.
flash your headlight.
5. While riding your motorcycle, you spot something unavoidable in your path on the road ahead. You should:
hold on firmly to the handlebar.
slow down as much as possible.
All of the other answers are correct.
line up as much as you can to hit the object straight on.
6. Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is influenced by:
how fast you drink.
your drinking experience.
how fast you travel.
your DUI.
7. When riding over rain grooves or bridge gratings that cause the motorcycle to weave, you should:
pull in the clutch.
relax, maintain a steady speed and ride straight across.
roll on the throttle.
apply the rear brake.
8. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when:
You can never be sure a driver will yield to you.
they are beginning to slow down.
they make eye contact with you.
you are legally entitled to the right-of-way.
9. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should position themselves:
In front of the group.
Just behind the leader.
At the tail end of the group.
In a separate staggered formation.
10. The front brake supplies __________ of the potential stopping power.
ride in the left lane position.
about 70%
about 40%
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NM Motorcycle Test

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