New Mexico Motorcycle Permit Test

FREE Online Motorcycle License Permit Practice Test for the State of New Mexico

Every New Mexico resident who operates a motorcycle must have a New Mexico motorcycle driver license or a motorcycle endorsement on an existing New Mexico driver’s license.

Passing the New Mexico motorcycle permit test is as easy as 1 2 3 using our online interactive NM motorcycle permit practice test. Please note study for this New Mexico license test is completely FREE.

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The motorcycle permit practice tests questions are completely free. There is simply no easier way to prepare for and pass your motorcycle permit test. It is also a good idea to study your DMV’s motorcycle handbook to review all motorcycle best practices and safety rules.

Taking the New Mexico Motorcycle Permit Test

Riding a motorcycle is a great way to see New Mexico’s beautiful scenery.  But first, you must successfully complete the New Mexico Motorcycle Permit Test.

The test covers many areas including:

Basic requirements

  • The minimum age for obtaining a motorcycle instructional permit in New Mexico is 15.
  • A parent or guardian must sign a consent form if you are under 18.
  • Once you have a permit, you must ride with someone who is at least 21 years old and has three years riding experience.
  • 20/40 vision is required in at least one eye.


  • In New Mexico, you must wear a helmet if you are under 18.
  • A motorcycle helmet should fit snugly.
  • The best clothing to wear when riding at night is reflective.

General Knowledge

  • Warning signs on the road are usually yellow with black letters.
  • You must not park your motorcycle within 30 feet of a traffic sign.
  • When riding across a railroad crossing, you should not change gears.
  • When a vehicle has a reflective orange triangle on its rear, it means it’s travelling at less than 25 mph.
  • A red curb indicates a fire zone.
  • You should slow down when approaching a sweeping curve.
  • Pedestrians using a guide dog or a white cane always have the right of way.
  • A flashing yellow light means to slow down and proceed cautiously.
  • If a school bus has its red lights flashing on the opposite side of the road, you must come to a complete stop.
  • Generally there is adequate traction in the middle lane unless it has rained.
  • A downward pointing red and white triangle means yield.


  • A DWI conviction in New Mexico remains on your driver’s license for 25 years.
  • 40% of traffic crashes that result in a fatality involve alcohol.

When you are ready to learn more, take one of our practice tests.  If you have any questions, contact us

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