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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 instruction from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Coaches.
Complete an online e-course prior to your first night of class.
Learn to safely accelerate, shift, brake, and turn, along with maneuvers like quick stops, swerving and surmounting obstacles.
Earn an MSF Basic Rider Course SM 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.
You must hold at least a valid Class E operator’s driver license.
Be at least 16 years old, and if under 18, hold at least a Learner’s License for one year with no traffic convictions.
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
* Jeans, chaps or leather pants
* Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
* Full-fingered gloves
* A helmet that meets DOT requirements