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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. Riders who take curves or turns too fast may end up:
braking the engine.
crossing into another lane of traffic.
riding in a staggered formation.
dragging the rear brake.
2. When parking at the roadside, you should park at an angle:
with your front wheel touching the curb.
within 5 feet of the curb.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
with your rear wheel on the curb.
3. Motorcycle riders can improve their riding strategy by using the "SIPDE" process. SIPDE stands for:
Scan, identify, proceed, direct, execute
See, identify, process, detect, execute
Scan, identify, predict, decide, execute
See, identify, predict, decide, examine
4. You should operate the engine cut-off switch and pull in the clutch when:
the throttle is stuck and you cannot free it.
the motorcycle starts to wobble.
a tire goes flat.
you start to lose control in a curve.
5. What is the safest braking method?
Using only the front brake
Using only the rear brake
Use the front brake first and then the rear brake
Using both brakes at the same time
6. While riding your motorcycle, you approach a crosswalk that a pedestrian has just entered. What should you do?
Proceed as long as you will not hit the pedestrian.
Stop inside the crosswalk.
Proceed if the pedestrian is not in your lane.
Stop and wait for the pedestrian to cross the road.
7. When entering the roadway from the roadside, you should position your motorcycle:
parallel to the roadside.
on the curb.
in the left lane position.
at an angle.
8. When you carry loads, you should:
fasten the load securely.
All the other answers are correct.
distribute the load evenly.
stop and check the load every so often.
9. Where is a crash most likely to occur?
In school zones.
At intersections.
On multi-lane roads.
In residential areas.
10. You should check your motorcycle tires:
before every ride.
every month.
every 3 months.
once a week.
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NY DMV Motorcycle Test

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