Motorcycle Skills Course Curriculum
Nationally recognized instructional techniques which are used to train police motor officers across the country are now available to civilian riders. This intensive 40+ hour class will develop your coordination, balance, skill and confidence, enabling you to ride with the safety and efficiency enjoyed by police motor officers. The key components of the class include: clutch, throttle and brake control combined with proper head and eye placement. Students are immersed in braking techniques, defensive driving, curve negotiation, street riding and precision riding through specially designed cone patterns that require locked turns along with radical changes of direction in tight places.BONUS: you can use OUR bikes and spend your time honing your skills without worry about damage to your expensive ride.
This training is available nowhere else in the country, unless you happen to be a police motor officer! Once you acquire these skills, you'll wonder how you ever managed without them!
Day 1-Introduce basic motor operational skills; gray area, head and eye coordination, efficient braking
Gray area: Introduction and beginning application of coordinated use of the throttle, clutch, and brake for low speed motor control
Head/eye coordination: Introduction of looking where you want to go as the key to controlling motor direction.
Efficient braking: Introduction of the 7 elements of braking that enable a rider to stop comfortably using the front and rear brakes without locking either brake and remain fully in control of the motorcycle while stopping.
Day 2-Continue practice of basic operational skills; introduce aggressive braking/escape
Gray area: Students demonstrate improved gray area control.
Head/eye coordination: Students demonstrate improved head/eye placement
Aggressive braking: Students demonstrate the ability to apply the 7 elements of effective braking to effectively stop the motorcycle.
Day 3-Continue practice of precision motor control and aggressive braking, introduce at-speed counter steering
Gray area: Student demonstrates a solid grasp of gray area control of the motorcycle.
Head/eye coordination: The student demonstrates proper head eye placement during all exercises.
Aggressive braking: The student demonstrates continued improvement by increasing speed during the braking exercise.
Counter steering: The student demonstrates a solid understanding of the concept of counter steering.
Day 4-Final work on precision motor control, aggressive braking and counter steering; introduce the look-lock-lean exercise and complete riding exam.
Gray area: Student demonstrates a solid grasp of gray area control of the motorcycle using while performing proficiency exercises
Head/eye coordination: The student demonstrates proper head eye placement during all exercises, including braking, counter steering, proficiency and curb pullouts.
Aggressive braking: The student demonstrates the ability to make multiple stops within the stop-box.
Counter steering: The student demonstrates a solid understanding of the concept of counter steering and can complete the counter steering exercise.
Look-lock-lean exercise: The student demonstrates highly refined motorcycle control by demonstrating their ability to make figure 8s with the motorcycle steering at full lock.
Riding exam - Students will demonstrate their skills by completing a four part riding exam; completing a 13 pattern proficiency course, demonstrate proper braking and escape technique, execute counter steering for obstacle avoidance and control the motorcycle at full lock and transition.