COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

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

  • Tuition: $329 on one of our training motorcycles or $364 on one of our automatic motorcycles (Due to the limited availability 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).
  • The Basic Rider Course is the best place to start once you've made the decision to ride.
  • Covers the basics of operating a motorcycle and safety-oriented mental strategies.
  • Designed for the student with little or no riding experience.  The only prerequisite 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.
  • If you do not own a helmet, you can borrow one from us.
  • Successful completion of this course (consisting of five hours of formal classroom activities and ten hours of on-cycle hands on instruction conducted over two days, plus passing the Knowledge Test and the Skill Evaluation) will waive the need for a RMV Motorcycle Road Test.  (For more information, click on the "License Steps" link or see the FAQ page.)
  • A course completion card will provide a limited 10% discount on your Massachusetts motorcycle insurance.
  • 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

[Back to Top]

Riding sessions cover:

  • Clutch control

  • Straight-line riding

  • Shifting

  • Braking

  • Limited Space Maneuvering

  • Cornering

  • Avoiding Hazards

BRC - Returning Rider Course [Back to Top]

  • Tuition: $250
  • Combines elements of the Basic Rider Course and the BRC2 / Experienced Rider Course.
  • Designed for riders who already possess basic skills but who have not been riding for several years.
  • The pre-requisites for the Returning Rider Course include your ability to: coordinate clutch lever and throttle use to control the motorcycle smoothly; upshift and downshift smoothly; stop the motorcycle properly at a designated point; negotiate typical roadway turns and curves.
  • This course is not intended for a novice rider who is learning to ride for the first time.
  • Motorcycles (250cc or less) are provided at no additional charge.
  • If you do not own a helmet, you can borrow one from us.
  • Passing the Knowledge Test and the Skill Evaluation will waive the need for a RMV Motorcycle Road Test.  (For more information, click on the "License Steps" link or see the FAQ page.)
  • A course completion card will provide a limited 10% discount on your Massachusetts motorcycle insurance.
  • 8 hour course including 5 hours of riding and 3 hours in classroom completed in 1 day plus a 2-hour online pre-course component.
  • Get Motorcycle Manufacturers' Incentives!  Many motorcycle manufacturers offer tuition reimbursement or other incentives for students who successfully complete the course.  Check with you local dealer for more information on incentive programs.

 

BRC2 / Experienced Rider Course [Back to Top]
  • Tuition: $199.
  • Renamed from the Experienced Rider Course (ERC) to Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
  • For riders who are currently riding and already have basic skills.
  • Similar to the BRC except speeds are higher and you will be on your own motorcycle.
  • An excellent refresher course to practice and renew riding skills.
  • There is a classroom component that consists of discussing behavioral safety concepts based on past riding experiences and current knowledge.
  • Passing the Knowledge Test and the Skill Evaluation will waive the need for a RMV Motorcycle Road Test.  (For more information, click on the "License Steps" link or see the FAQ page.)
  • A course completion card will provide a limited 10% discount on your Massachusetts motorcycle insurance.
  • You must bring a valid motorcycle permit/license endorsement, and an insured/registered/inspected street-legal motorcycle.
  • Your motorcycle must also pass a safety inspection before being allowed to ride on the range.  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).
  • 8 hour course including 5 hours of riding and 3 hours in classroom completed in 1 day plus a 2-hour online pre-course component.
  • 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

[Back to Top]

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. (For more information, click on the "License Steps" link or see the FAQ page.)
  • 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 Preparation

  • Introduction to motorcycles 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

[Back to Top]

Remedial Training - Private Lessons [Back to Top]
  • Tuition: $300 ($150 per hour with a 2 hour minimum.  Sold in 2 hour increments)
  • For novices who require additional instruction outside regular, in-course Basic Rider Course remedial opportunities.
  • Consists of range exercises from among Level I and II range exercises.
  • No formal classroom is required unless segments of the BRC classroom need remedial training.
  • Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use.
  • Completion does not earn you a license test waiver nor qualify for an insurance discount.
  • Since the Private Lessons are taught based on your personal schedule, please call us to set up an appointment. 781-974-2474.

[Back to Top]

Private BRC2 / Experienced Rider Course[Back to Top]
  • Tuition $599
  • Renamed from the Experienced Rider Course (ERC) to Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
  • For riders who are currently riding and already have basic skills.
  • Similar to the BRC except speeds are higher and you will be on your own motorcycle.
  • An excellent refresher course to practice and renew riding skills.
  • There is a classroom component that consists of discussing behavioral safety concepts based on past riding experiences and current knowledge.
  • Passing the Knowledge Test and the Skill Evaluation will waive the need for a RMV Motorcycle Road Test. (For more information, click on the "License Steps" link or see the FAQ page.)
  • A course completion card will provide a limited 10% discount on your Massachusetts motorcycle insurance.
  • You must bring a valid motorcycle permit/license endorsement, and an insured/registered/inspected street-legal motorcycle.
  • Your motorcycle must also pass a safety inspection before being allowed to ride on the range.  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).
  • The public course is 8 hours including 5 hours of riding and 3 hours in classroom completed in 1 day plus a 2-hour online pre-course component.  In a private course, it may be possible to complete it in less time if your riding skills are advanced.
  • Total schedule flexibility. If your schedule does not allow you to participate in one of our group Experienced 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.  Please call us to set up your personal course, 781-974-2474.
  • Techniques Covered:

  • Rider and Motorcycle Preparation
  • Review of Basic Skills
  • Street Riding Strategies
  • Traction Management
  • Cornering, Braking, and Swerving Techniques
  • Danger of Impaired Riding

 

[Back to Top]

Basic Spyder / Sidecar / Trike Course (BSTC) [Back to Top]
  • Tuition: $399

  • 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.)

  • The only pre-requisite is that you have a driver's license or permit.

  • If you do not own a helmet, you can borrow one from us.

 

Techniques Covered:

  • Risk Management Strategies
  • Operation of Controls
  • Direct Steering / Weeving
  • Cornering and Body Positioning
  • Braking (Straight Line and in Corners)
  • Shifting Gears
  • Controlling Skids
  • Stopping Quickly without Skidding
  • Evasive Maneuvers: Swerving and Stopping Quickly in Curves

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 road test at the RMV.

During this promotion period, Can-Am is providing Can-Am Spyders for your use in this course.  When the promotion expires, Students must provide their own Spyder, Sidecar rig, or Trike with proof of liability insurance to take this course. Students 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.

[Back to Top]

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. Students 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 road test at the RMV.

[Back to Top]