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. You ride safely on slippery surfaces by
2. When keeping your distance, it's important to maintain a 'cushion of ____' around your motorcycle.
3. When parking a motorcycle at a roadside, at what angle should the bike be relative to the curb or shoulder?
4. On a road with several lanes, you should check ____ first to make sure it is clear.
5. Before downshifting, you should
6. Motorcycle drivers cannot drive on highways
7. When carrying items in your motorcycle saddlebags, you should
8. When making turns on the road, a motorcycle rider must ____ before entering a turn.
9. Which is true about wearing a helmet?
10. To stop safely on a curve, you should
11. To increase your chances of being seen by another vehicle
12. After as few as ____ alcoholic drink(s), your ability to ride can be affected.
13. Alcohol hits your brain ____ of consumption.
14. Before changing lanes on a multi-lane road, you should check
15. If you want to carry a passenger, you need to make sure you have ____.
16. If the rear tire goes flat while riding
17. When riding a motorcycle, you can share your lane when
18. When should you adjust your mirrors?
19. Motorcycles should share lanes with cars when
20. You should maintain an adequate space cushion around your motorcycle
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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.