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NEW YORK DMV MOTORCYCLE PERMIT TEST

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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. You can prevent and overcome fatigue on motorcycle rides by:
Taking frequent rest breaks.
Protecting yourself from the elements.
Limiting the length of your trip.
All of the above.
2. Always use _____________ to stop.
swerving
both brakes at the same time
the rear brake only
the front brake only
3. To turn your motorcycle, press on the handgrip in the direction of the turn and:
pull in the clutch.
lean in the same direction.
keep your body straight.
look straight ahead.
4. Gravel, steel plates and lane markings:
all provide better traction than wet pavement.
are not slippery.
all provide excellent traction.
all provide poor traction.
5. To prevent fatigue while riding:
do not drink alcohol.
take frequent rest breaks.
limit the length of your trip.
All of the above.
6. You should not ride your motorcycle alongside a car because:
your motorcycle might skid.
your visibility might be reduced.
you might be in a blind spot.
the car might not be able to turn.
7. You can increase your safety at night by:
using your high beam.
increasing your following distance.
using the lights of the car ahead to get a better view of the road.
All of the above.
8. Motorcycles handle better on surfaces with good traction. Surfaces that provide poor traction include:
snow.
lane markings.
mud.
All of the above.
9. When parking in a parallel parking space next to a curb, you should park at a ______ angle.
90-degree
30-degree
45-degree
25-degree
10. When preparing to pass a vehicle, you should ride in the _____ lane position.
center
right
left
right or center
 
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NY Motorcycle Test Facts

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