The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is a reputable non-profit organization that administers RiderCourse motorcycle training materials with 2,700 locations throughout the United States. Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson also offers its customers access to training and education materials.
While there are numerous motorcycle training schools throughout the United States, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's RiderCourse series offers the greatest benefit to individuals who wish to learn how to ride motorcycles. In many states, proof of successful completion of the Experienced RiderCourse training material can substitute a portion of the state-mandated motorcycle exam, or waive the examination altogether. This level of accreditation is unique to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's training materials.
Harley-Davidson's courses are accredited by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, but cannot replace state examinations for new riders. These courses, however, tend to cover advanced skill sets such as low-speed control, limited space maneuvers and multiple curve maneuvers. Riders who complete an advanced motorcycle course from Harley-Davidson earn a certificate that may qualify them for a discount on motorcycle insurance, depending on state regulations and the policy of the insurance provider. Harley-Davidson offers five courses, presented in order of experience required: Motorcycle Boot Camp, New Rider Course, H-D Garage Party Event, Jumpstart and Skilled Rider Course.