New York DMV Motorcycle Test

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


1. A responsible driver should scan their path of travel approximately how far ahead?
2. When carrying loads you should ____.
3. Both brakes on your motorcycle should be used
4. When you are stopped on your motorcycle what gear should you be in?
5. If you need to deal with a mechanical problem, consider ____.
6. When riding in a group, how should the group pass a vehicle?
7. In order to avoid fatigue, you should stop riding at least every ____ hour(s).
8. When being followed too closely by another vehicle, which of the following should a motorcycle operator do to reduce the chance of an accident?
9. Which color helmet would be the worst choice for maximum safety when riding?
10. According to the manual what do drugs and alcohol do to you to make you a less cautious and non-attentive driver.
11. It is important to check your mirrors when
12. What is the best lane position for being seen?
13. A motorcycle rider has an advantage over an automobile driver when passing parked vehicles because:
14. If a dog is chasing after you, what should you do?
15. What is a good strategy for seeing bumps on a road at night?
16. You can be sure another driver will yield to you when
17. What type of people are immune to the effects of alcohol and drugs?
18. An adequate space cushion between you and the vehicle ahead of you is at least ____ seconds
19. Each lane of traffic has ____ position(s) for a motorcycle to travel.
20. Why is it common for drivers to pull out in front of a motorcyclist thinking they have plenty of time?
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About Motorcycle Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in New York, you must have a motorcycle (M) or motorcycle junior (MJ) license or permit. Licenses are issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You must first receive a motorcycle learner's permit. After successfully completing the requirements for the permit, you can apply for a motorcycle license. The MJ license is for drivers who are under 18. A motorcycle permit or license allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a Class M or MJ learner's permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pass the motorcycle knowledge exam, and pay the fees. After receiving your permit and practicing your motorcycle skills, you can apply for a Class M or MJ license. The state recommends you have at least 30 hours of practice on your motorcycle before you apply for a license. To receive a motorcycle license, you must submit an application and your documentation, pass the motorcycle rider skills test, and pay the fees. The DMV will waive the skills test for qualified applicants who complete an approved motorcycle safety course.

Tests are scheduled through the DMV. The motorcycle knowledge exam contains 25 questions about safe riding practices and road rules. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to operate your motorcycle safely. If you fail a test, you must wait one day to retake it.