MSF Basic RiderCourse 2 (Experienced Rider Course)
1. I am an experienced rider, but I do not have a motorcycle license. Can I take this course?
One of the requirements to take the Basic RiderCourse 2, is to already have an unrestricted “M” class endorsement on your driver’s license. In other words, you need to have a Motorcycle License in order to take this course. Please see our licensing requirement for more detailed information on obtaining a Motorcycle License in the state of Texas.
2. How is this course different from the Basic RiderCourse?
In the Basic Rider Course, you learned the skills necessary to ride a motorcycle. In the Basic RiderCourse 2, those existing skills are practiced, refined, and improved. The basic RiderCourse is structured for a student who has never ridden a motorcycle. The basic RiderCourse 2 expects you to have a minimum of 6 months or 3,000 miles of on road riding.
3. Do I need to take the Basic RiderCourse first before taking this course?
While it is not required that you have taken the Basic RiderCourse, you are required to have all the basic riding skills, since this course is designed to improve them.If you feel you are not proficient in straight line riding, stopping, braking, weaving, taking curves at a comfortable speed, riding over an obstacle, and basic emergency maneuvers, then you should consider taking the basic RiderCourse first.
4. What will I learn?
You will learn advanced turning, braking and swerving. You will practice making tight turns without putting your feet on the ground. You will learn the latest in accident avoidance skills. You will reinforce good riding habits and learn to identify bad or unsafe ones. You will learn street strategies and special situations that will make you a better rider. And above all, you will have fun!
5. Will I be using my own motorcycle for this class?
Yes, one of the requirements in order to take the Basic RiderCourse 2 is for you to use your own licensed and registered motorcycle. You will need to bring proof of insurance with you to class. Also, you will need to perform a T-CLOCS inspection (remember this from your Basic RiderCourse class?) on your motorcycle prior to course. For more information, check out our Basic RiderCourse 2 section.
6. Besides my motorcycle and my motorcycle license, what else do I need to bring to class?
You need to be geared up! That means: long sleeve shirt, long sturdy pants, shoes/boots that cover your ankle, and eye protection such as sunglasses, eye glasses or goggles. You will also need to wear helmet and gloves, so bring your own DOT approved helmet and gloves or we have loaners available at no additional charge.
7. Does completion of the Basic RiderCourse 2 qualify me for Insurance Discount?
This is good news! many insurance providers offer significant discounts for students who complete the course; check with your provider for more details.
8. Oops, I got a ticket while riding my motorcycle. Can I take the Basic RiderCourse 2 for ticket dismissal?
With court approval, the Basic RiderCourse 2 can count as Defensive Driving Course for ticket adjudication. Please check with your court first prior to signing up. But remember, if you got a citation for not having a motorcycle license, then you need to take the Basic RiderCourse, not the Basic RiderCourse 2.
9. I am a member of a motorcycle club and we want to take this course together. Is this a good class to take?
Absolutely! This course is excellent for road captains and group riders.
10. What is your refund/cancellation policy?
If you need to reschedule, we ask that you give us 72 hours advance notice in order for us to allow another student to sign up and take your place. If you give us less than 72 hours, we will charge a $50.00 rescheduling fee. If you fail to show up for class and give us no advance notice, then you forfeit your tuition, since we have prepared and saved that spot for you. We can process refunds for emergency situations as long as we are notified 72 hours before class starts.
11. Can I fail this course?
There are no written or skills test as part of this course. Once you complete the training in its entirety , you will receive a Student Completion Card as proof of course completion.