COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Basic Rider Course (BRC) on one of our training motorcycles (with manual or automatic transmission)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [Back to Top]

 

  • Tuition: $325 on one of our training motorcycles or $360 on one of our automatic motorcycles (Due to the limited amount of automatic motorcycles in our fleet, you must contact us in advance letting us know that you would like to have an automatic motorcycle made available to you.  We will send a $35 electronic invoice to your email for the additional cost)

  • Designed for the student with little or no riding experience.

  • The only pre-requisite is that you can ride a pedal bicycle and that you have a driver's license or permit.

  • Motorcycles (250cc or less) are provided at no additional charge.

  • Helmets are available for free to students who do not have their own.

  • 15 hour course (5 hours classroom, 10 hours riding).

  • Pass the course, get your motorcycle license without the need for an RMV road test. (If you would like to obtain your motorcycle license as a result of passing the Basic Rider Course, you must provide a photocopy of your valid Massachusetts motorcycle permit.  See the FAQ page for more information.)

  • Receive 10% limited discount on motorcycle insurance for life.

  • Get Motorcycle Manufacturers' Incentives!  Many motorcycle manufacturers offer tuition reimbursement or other incentives for students who successfully complete the Basic Rider Course.  Check with you local dealer for more information on incentive programs.

 

We offer Honda Rebel 250s, Honda Nighthawk 250s, Suzuki DR200SE, Suzuki GZ250s, Kawasaki Eliminator 125s, and Hyosung GT250s:

 Classroom covers:

  • Challenge of Motorcycling

  • Motorcycle controls

  • Rider and motorcycle preparation

  • Basic riding skills

  • Street strategies

  • Special riding situations

  • Advanced turning and braking skills

  • Dangers of riding impaired

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Riding sessions cover:

  • Clutch control

  • Straight-line riding

  • Shifting

  • Braking

  • Limited Space Maneuvering

  • Cornering

  • Avoiding Hazards

 
 

Refresher Rider Course††††††††††††††††††††††††††† [Back to Top]

 

  • Tuition: $250

  • Designed for students who have passed the Basic Rider Course, but have not had an opportunity to ride enough to be confident.  This is an opportunity to take the Basic Rider Course again for $75 less than the Basic Rider Course.  Note: You must provide a photocopy of your Basic Rider Course completion card and your permit or license at beginning of the course.

  • Motorcycles (250cc or less) are provided at no additional charge.

  • Helmets are available for free to students who do not have their own.

  • 10 or 15 hour course (5 hours classroom, 10 hours riding).  You can either participate in the classroom and the riding instruction or just the riding instruction.  If you want to skip the classroom instruction, please contact us to find out the detailed classroom and riding schedule.  The topics covered are the same as the Basic Rider Course described above.

 

Experienced Rider Course (ERC) †††† ††† [Back to Top]
  • Tuition: $185.

  • Renamed BRC2 by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

  • For riders who already have basic skills obtained through at least one year and 1,000 miles of riding experience or who have skillfully passed the Basic Rider Course.

  • The ERC is similar to the Basic Rider Course except speeds are higher, more challenging variations are used to further refine skills, and riders use their own motorcycles which are typically much larger than the training motorcycles used in the BRC.  Student motorcycles must be properly insured, registered, and inspected.

  • Motorcycles must pass the instructorís pre-ride safety check.  Please respect our neighbors' right to peace and quiet.  Only motorcycles equipped with legal mufflers can be used for the ERC.  (No straight pipes, please.  Street legal aftermarket exhausts are OK).

  • 6 hour course.

  • Pass the course, get your motorcycle license without the need for an RMV road test.  (If you would like to obtain your motorcycle license as a result of passing the Experienced Rider Course, you must provide a photocopy of your valid Massachusetts motorcycle permit.  See the FAQ page for more information.)

  • Receive 10% limited discount on motorcycle insurance for life.

  • Get Motorcycle Manufacturers' Incentives!  Many motorcycle manufacturers offer tuition reimbursement or other incentives for students who successfully complete the Experienced Rider Course.  Check with you local dealer for more information on incentive programs.

 

Techniques Covered:

  • Rider and Motorcycle Preparation

  • Review of Basic Skills

  • Street Riding Strategies

  • Traction Management

  • Cornering, Braking, and Swerving Techniques

  • Danger of Impaired Riding

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Private Basic Rider Course †††† ††† [Back to Top]
  • Tuition: $995

  • The only pre-requisite is that you can ride a pedal bicycle.

  • Total schedule flexibility.  If your schedule does not allow you to participate in one of our group Basic Rider Courses and you would like private 1-on-1 instruction, then contact us to set up a schedule that meets your needs.  We can teach almost any schedule including weekdays, early mornings, evenings, or weekends.  You can choose to complete the course in 1 or 2 days or you can spread the learning out over many days to make it easier to absorb the new learning.

  • 1-Day option.  The Private Basic Rider Course offers the possibility of completing the course in just 1 day.  Please note that the typical Basic Rider Course is designed as an intense 2-day course.  If you would like to complete the course in one long day then you should be in excellent physical shape, have above average mental concentration skills, have great coordination and balance, and/or have some prior motorcycle riding experience.

  • Free use of our motorcycles and helmets is included in the tuition.

  • Pass the course, get your motorcycle license without the need for an RMV road test. (If you would like to obtain your motorcycle license as a result of passing the Basic Rider Course, you must provide a photocopy of your valid Massachusetts motorcycle permit.  See the FAQ page for more information.)

  • Receive 10% limited discount on motorcycle insurance for life.

  • Get Motorcycle Manufacturers' Incentives!  Many motorcycle manufacturers offer tuition reimbursement or other incentives for students who successfully complete the Basic Rider Course.  Check with you local dealer for more information on incentive programs

  • Since the Private Basic Rider Course offers total schedule flexibility, please call us to set up your personal course, 781-974-2474.

 

Techniques Covered:

  • Rider and Motorcycle / Scooter Preparation

  • Introduction to motorcycles / scooters including identification of all the controls

  • Learn proper mounting, starting, and dismounting

  • Discover strategies for reducing risk while riding

  • Learn riding skills including starting, stopping, and maneuvering

  • Practice proper cornering and u-turns

  • Perform simulated lane changes and traffic negotiation

  • Execute hazard avoidance skills like going over obstacles, swerving, and stopping quickly

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Private Lessons †††† ††† [Back to Top]
  • Tuition: $300 ($150 per hour with a 2 hour minimum.  Sold in 2 hour increments)

  • This is a great option for people who would like a private 1-on-1 session prior to taking the Basic Rider Course.

  • Also helpful if you were not able to complete the group Basic Rider Course because you were not able to keep up with the pace of the group.  This may have been due to lack of confidence or skill and you may want private 1-on-1 instruction to help you get over those hurdles.

  • Extra 1-on-1 instruction after passing the Basic Rider Course could also benefit you by providing more practice time on certain skills to gain the confidence needed to get out on the street.

  • Since the Private Lessons are taught based on your personal schedule, please call us to set up an appointment. 781-974-2474

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Introduction to Motorcycling †††† ††† [Back to Top]
  • Tuition: $199

  • The only pre-requisite is that you can ride a pedal bicycle and that you have a driver's license or permit.

  • Try something new and exciting!

  • Meet new friends while having fun riding motorcycles!

  • Free use of our motorcycles and helmets included in the tuition.

  • Includes approximately 5 hours of on-motorcycle training and 2 1/2 hours of classroom instruction from the first day of the 2-day Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course.

  • The Introduction to Motorcycling course is a great option if you just want to try out motorcycling, but you are not sure if you are ready to take the complete Basic Rider Course.

  • You will not be eligible for your motorcycle license as a result of passing the Introduction course.  If you would like to obtain your motorcycle license after completing this course, you can apply $50 of the price you paid for the Introduction course toward the Basic Rider Course tuition.  People who pass the complete Basic Rider Course will get their motorcycle license without the need for an RMV road test. (If you would like to obtain your motorcycle license as a result of passing the Basic Rider Course, you must provide a photocopy of your valid Massachusetts motorcycle permit.  See the FAQ page for more information.)

 

Techniques Covered:

  • Motorcycle Familiarization: Identification of controls, mounting and dismounting techniques, engine startup and shut down procedures, introduction to shifting

  • Using the clutch friction zone and straight line riding.

  • Practice starting and stopping.

  • Shifting gears and stopping smoothly.  Negotiating tight perimeter turns.

  • Cornering.

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Basic Spyder / Sidecar / Trike Course (BSTC) †††† ††† [Back to Top]
  • Tuition: $399 with Student's Rig

  • 2-Day course is completed in approximately 16 hours

  • This course is designed to provide the beginning three-wheel rider with knowledge, confidence, and driving skills practiced in a safe controlled environment. 

  • Pass the course, get your 3-Wheel motorcycle license without the need for an RMV road test.  (If you would like to obtain your motorcycle license as a result of passing the Basic Spyder / Sidecar / Trike Course, you must provide a photocopy of your valid Massachusetts motorcycle permit.  See the FAQ page for more information.)

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Techniques Covered:

    • Classroom discussion will cover topics on operating a 3-wheel Vehicle, Defensive Driving, Driving in Traffic, Roads, and Alcohol and Drugs.

    • Each classroom session is followed by time spent on the riding range practicing the new skills presented in the classroom. Under the direction of skilled instructors, each student is coached through maneuvers until both student and instructor are satisfied with the progress.

    • The on-range exercises will cover advanced braking, cornering, evasive maneuvers, and the handling characteristics that are unique to the 3-wheel motorcycle.

    • Students will take a written and skills exam during the course, the successful completion of this course enables riders to receive their 3-wheel motorcycle endorsement with no further testing at the RMV.

  • Students must provide their own Spyder, Sidecar rig, or Trike with proof of liability insurance to take this course. Studentsí rigs will be subject to a safety inspection, to verify they are safe to use during the course.  If you need to rent a rig from us, please call to see if it can be arranged.

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Experienced Spyder / Sidecar / Trike Course (ESTC) †††† ††† [Back to Top]
  • Tuition: $249 with Student's Rig

  • 1-Day course is completed in approximately 8 hours

  • The Experienced Spyder / Sidecar / Trike Course is for riders with previous Spyder / Sidecar / Trike experience.

  • Students must provide their own Spyder, Sidecar rig, or Trike with proof of liability insurance to take this course. Studentsí rigs will be subject to a safety inspection, to verify they are safe to use during the course.

  • Pass the course, get your 3-Wheel motorcycle license without the need for an RMV road test.  (If you would like to obtain your motorcycle license as a result of passing the Experienced Sidecar/Trike Course, you must provide a photocopy of your valid Massachusetts motorcycle permit.  See the FAQ page for more information.)

 

Techniques Covered:

  • Classroom discussion will cover topics on operating a 3-wheel Vehicle, Defensive Driving, Driving in Traffic, Roads, and Alcohol and Drugs.

  • The on-range exercises will cover advanced braking, cornering, evasive maneuvers, and the handling characteristics that are unique to the 3-wheel motorcycle.

  • Students will take a written and skills exam during the course, the successful completion of this course enables riders to receive their 3-wheel motorcycle endorsement with no further testing at the RMV.

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