New Mexico DMV Motorcycle Test

Pass the New Mexico Motorcycle Permit test the first time with FREE New Mexico DMV Practice Tests. Study real motorcycle permit questions from the DMV handbook!.


1. What techniques can be used to avoid an obstacle on the road?
2. What should you do in the event of brake failure?
3. How many lane positions are available to a motorcycle in a single lane of traffic?
4. When should you use both front and rear brakes to stop?
5. When parking your vehicle, what is the minimum distance you should park away from a fire hydrant?
6. Because riding a motorcycle is more tiring than driving a car, you should
7. What is a 'wobble'?
8. Which is the recommended procedure to help keep a safe cushion of distance behind an operator's vehicle?
9. What does choosing the best lane position mean?
10. When you head check before changing lanes, you're checking
11. Which of the following does not lessen your chances of being involved in a collision?
12. When riding through a turn, you should turn
13. When should your motorcycle side mirrors be adjusted?
14. Weaving when riding over a metal grating
15. The center of the lane position is best for
16. While riding your motorcycle in high-risk areas, you must cover ____ to reduce the time you need to react.
17. Which of the following is not part of the upshifting process?
18. While gripping the handlebars, your arms should be positioned
19. When you park, which wheel should be touching the curb?
20. How should you handle blind intersections as a motorcycle rider?
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in New Mexico, you must have a motorcycle license or a motorcycle endorsement on your driver's license. Licenses are issued by the Motor Vehicles Division (MVD). There are three different levels of licenses depending on your age: Class M 13+, Class M 15+, and a Class M 18+ license. A motorcycle license or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads. A Class M 13+ license is only valid for motorcycles that are under 100cc.

To receive a Class M 13+ or Class M 15+ license, you must complete a motorcycle safety course, submit an application, the required documentation, and pay the fees. The tests are waived if you successfully complete the required coursework. To receive a Class M 18+ license, you must apply, submit the documentation, pay the fees, and pass the motorcycle written and road tests. If you complete a motorcycle safety course, the required tests will be waived.

Tests are scheduled through the MVD. The written motorcycle test contains 25 questions on safe riding practices and road rules. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle road test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail a test, you must wait a week to retest.