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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. Wear ___________ clothing to increase your chances of being seen.
brightly-colored or reflective
2. If a tire goes flat while riding, and you must brake, you should:
apply both brakes evenly.
gradually apply the brake of the tire that is not flat.
rise slightly off the seat.
apply the brake of the flat tire.
3. If the rear tire goes flat while riding:
apply the rear brake first.
apply the rear brake firmly.
gradually apply the front brake.
apply both brakes at the same time.
4. When you are preparing to slow down, you should check:
the gauges on your motorcycle.
to make sure your bike is in neutral before you stop.
to your left and right.
if there is traffic behind you.
5. Why is maintaining a space cushion important?
It gives you space to maneuver.
It gives you time to react.
It gives you time to correct your mistakes.
All of the above.
6. The front brake is operated by ________________ .
the left hand lever
the right foot pedal
the right hand lever
the left foot pedal
7. Motorcycle passengers must have their own:
All the other answers are correct.
8. The best way to prevent and overcome fatigue while riding is to:
get used to riding more than eight hours a day.
drink coffee at least every two hours.
take frequent rest breaks.
avoid using windshields.
9. When parking at the roadside, park:
with your front wheel touching the curb.
with your rear wheel touching the curb.
parallel to the curb.
on the curb.
10. When changing lanes on a multi-lane road, always remember to check the lane next to you and:
the lane behind you.
the rear brake.
the far lane.
the lane in front of you.
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NY Motorcycle Test

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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