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To earn your motorcycle license in New York State, you must pass a knowledge test and an on-cycle skills test. The NYS knowledge test questions are based on information from the New York DMV Driver's Manual and the New York Motorcycle Manual. They require that you know and understand road rules, road signs, driving laws and safe riding practices. The New York motorcycle test consists of 20 questions. A score of at least 14 (70%) is required to pass.
1. When riding in a group, inexperienced riders should be placed:
behind the leader.
in front of the leader.
in the middle of the group.
in front of the last rider.
2. The safest formation when riding in a group is:
the single-file formation.
the staggered formation.
in pairs.
the L-formation.
3. Always use _____________ to stop.
both brakes at the same time
the rear brake only
the front brake only
4. If you must go over an obstacle:
increase your speed before contact.
approach it as close to a 90° angle as possible.
keep your elbows locked.
with your feet skimming the ground
5. Other drivers are most likely to try and share the lane with a motorcycle when:
they want to pass the motorcycle.
the motorcycle rider is preparing to turn at an intersection.
traffic is heavy.
All of the above.
6. You should operate the engine cut-off switch:
if your throttle is stuck and twisting it back and forth does not free it.
as soon as your motorcycle starts wobbling.
if your rear tire goes flat.
if the front tire goes flat.
7. Wobbling can be caused by:
improperly loading your bike.
lower tire pressure.
defective wheel alignment.
All the other answers are correct.
8. When parking at the roadside, park:
with your front wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the curb.
on the curb.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
9. Riders in a staggered formation should move into a single-file formation when:
All the other answers are correct.
riding at night.
riding in the left position.
riding curves.
10. Before riding, position yourself comfortably and sit far enough forward so that your arms are:
bent at a 120-degree angle.
slightly bent when you hold the handgrips.
stretched out.
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NY DMV Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:14
Passing score:70%
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