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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 must use your motorcycle's high-beam headlight when you are ______ a vehicle at night.
following or meeting
neither following nor meeting
2. If your motorcycle starts to wobble, you should:
grip the handlebars firmly and roll off the throttle.
apply the brakes.
fight the wobble.
try to accelerate out of the wobble.
3. When riding through an intersection, motorcycle riders must be especially aware of:
cars turning left into their path.
vehicles in the roundabout.
All the other answers are correct.
pedestrians crossing the road.
4. If the front tire goes flat while riding:
avoid using the rear brake.
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.
twist the throttle back and forth several times.
5. When riding, you should anticipate potential problems and have a plan to reduce risks. Always be aware of:
road and surface characteristics.
other vehicles.
traffic control devices.
All of the above.
6. Because operation of a motorcycle is more tiring than the operation of a car, you should:
avoid drinking water.
take frequent breaks.
keep riding even if you are tired.
eat foods high in carbohydrate.
7. Which of the following is true about carrying cargo on your motorcycle?
Use ropes to secure the load.
Attach the cargo to your gas tank.
Never carry cargo on a motorcycle.
Fill saddlebags evenly to prevent drifting.
8. Ride with your headlight on:
at night.
At all times
when it is foggy.
in construction zones.
9. Your motorcycle fits you if:
you can reach the handlegrips.
both of your feet can reach the ground while you are seated.
you can reach the foot pegs.
All of the above.
10. When riding your motorcycle, you should use both brakes:
at uncontrolled intersections.
in emergency situations.
every time you stop.
every time you make turns.
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NM DMV Motorcycle Test

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