View instructions
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. Which of the following is NOT part of the upshifting process?
Gently applying the front brake while adjusting the throttle
Easing out of the clutch and adjusting the throttle
Rolling off the throttle as you squeeze the clutch
Lifting the shift lever as far as it will go
2. When approaching turns or curves, riders should travel:
in a staggered formation.
in a T-formation.
single file.
in pairs.
3. While riding your motorcycle, you spot something unavoidable in your path on the road ahead. You should:
All of the other answers are correct.
slow down as much as possible.
hold on firmly to the handlebar.
line up as much as you can to hit the object straight on.
4. When riding in a group, a beginner rider should be positioned:
at the end of the group.
behind the leader.
in the middle of the group.
at the front of the group.
5. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
pull in the clutch.
keep your body straight.
look straight ahead.
lean in the same direction.
6. You should ______ while stopped at intersections.
remain in neutral
remain in third gear
remain in first gear
remain in second gear
7. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
roads in residential areas.
pavement after it starts to rain.
tire tracks left by cars.
exit lanes.
8. ______ helps make your downshifting smoother.
All the above
Applying the rear brake
Applying the front brake
Rolling on the throttle
9. Distances are harder to judge at night than in daylight. When you ride at night you should:
allow more distance to pass and be passed.
All the other answers are correct.
use another vehicle's tail lights to help judge the road ahead.
use your high beam whenever you are not following or meeting a car.
10. When changing lanes on a multi-lane road, always remember to check the lane next to you and:
the rear brake.
the far lane.
the lane behind you.
the lane in front of you.
Page 1 of 2
Next page

NY Motorcycle Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:14
Passing score:70%
Share This Online Motorcycle Test
Rate this Motorcycle Practice Test
4.6 out of 5
based on 93 votes