Learn To Ride

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GREAT RIDERS AREN'T BORN. THEY'RE MADE.

LEARN TO RIDE - OR RIDE BETTER - THE H-D® WAY.

If you're ready to experience the unique thrill of riding your own motorcycle for the first time, there's no better place than the New Rider Course at the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy. Experienced riders, take your skills to the next level with the Skilled Rider Course. Available only at Authorized H-D® Dealerships.

NEW RIDER COURSE WHAT TO EXPECT


When you take a New Rider Course at the Riding Academy, you'll:

  • Learn to ride on a genuine Harley-Davidson® motorcycle
  • Get in-class and on range instructions from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Coaches
  • Learn to safely accelerate, shift, brake, and turn, along with maneuvers like controlling skids and surmounting obstacles
  • Earn an MSF Basic RiderCourse℠ Completion Card, which may (varies by state) exempt you from the riding portion of your license exam and score you a discount on motorcycle insurance.

NEW RIDER COURSE FAQS


What will I need to register?

You'll need a valid automobile driver's license or learner's permit, and have the ability to ride a bicycle.

Do I need any special gear?
You'll need to bring the following:

  • A heavy, long sleeve shirt or jacket
  • eans, chaps, or leather pants
  • Over-the-ankle, sturdy, closed-toe footwear
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • A helmet that meets DOT requirements
  • Eyewear
  • Proof of E-course completion

 

SKILLED RIDER COURSE WHAT TO EXPECT


Designed solely for experienced riders, this eight hour 1- or 2-day course is taught by dedicated Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Coaches

You'll learn advanced tips and techniques to help you own the road

  • Control at low speeds
  • Risk management
  • Limited space maneuvers
  • Cornering judgment
  • Swerving and stopping quickly on straights and in curves
  • Multiple curve maneuvers and surmounting objects

When you're done, you'll not only ride with more confidence than ever, you'll earn an MSF Basic Rider Course℠ 2 Completion Card that may qualify you for a discount on motorcycle insurance.

*This is offered only at our Seacoast Harley-Davidson location

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SKILLED RIDER COURSE FAQS


What will I need to register?

  • A street-ready motorcycle
  • Motorcycle endorsement, permit or license
  • Proof of valid motorcycle insurance

Do I need any special gear?

  • A heavy, long sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Jeans, chaps, or leather pants
  • Over the ankle, sturdy, closed-toe footwear
  • Full fingered gloves
  • A helmet that meets DOT requirements
  • Eyewear

What bike will I ride?

For the riding portion, you will provide a street-ready motorcycle.