Rider Education Center


Getting Ready for Class

Classes are available in many levels, so you’ll need to pick the right one. Basic classes will start with fundamental motorcycle controls, balance, starting, stopping and turning. Intermediate classes address traffic awareness, riding in groups, and more advanced riding techniques. Advanced classes may take place on a racetrack and require specialized equipment like racing leathers. These feature more individualized instruction by expert-level riders.



For the basic courses, all you need are clothing; a helmet and motorcycle will be provided.


May need your own motorcycle and riding gear. May need a driver’s license, and/or completion of a basic course. In-person classes can be as short as half a day to as long as two days.


Individual one-on-one coaching is available through the USMCA, for dirt, street, and competitive instruction, at all levels of rider proficiency.

Choosing the Right Gear

Streetbike riders need to dress right. Number one on the list is a motorcycle-specific helmet, along with eye protection, and a jacket to protect you from both the elements and abrasion. Sturdy over-the-ankle boots should offer good support and traction. Gloves and long pants are next, and it all needs to fit properly. The good news is that there are plenty of choices out there to match your style and your needs.

    • Joe Rocket

      For two decades, Joe Rocket has been a driving the evolution of motorcycle apparel. The Joe Rocket lineup continues to offer Honda-branded technical and non-technical street gear, along with other casual apparel options for ladies and men.

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    • Honda Genuine Accessories

      Looking for a way to custom tailor your ride? Honda Genuine Accessories look right, fit right and work right. Plus, they’re built to the same quality level as your new Honda.

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    • Mayhem Industries logo


      Mayhem specializes in race-inspired casual apparel licensed by Honda and Repsol, along with an extensive line of hats and tees which include vintage designs.

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    • 100% logo


      Powertex specializes in lifestyle-oriented Honda Powersports apparel, headwear and miscellaneous merchandise such as backpacks, drinkware, office items and more.

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    • Arai Helmet logo


      Through continuous improvement and refinement, Arai Motorcycle Helmets is known for manufacturing some of the most advanced, highest quality helmets available anywhere in the world. Please visit their website to view all their new and exciting Honda-branded helmets and to find our local Arai Dealer.

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    • Gruppo Pritelli Racing logo


      MotoGP, Moto2 and WorldSBK Official Merchandise and apparel. Find your favorite Honda race-inspired apparel today!

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    • Alpinestars logo


      Alpinestars is the world-leading manufacturer of professional racing products, motorcycling airbag protection, high-performance apparel, and technical footwear. Their all-new Honda-branded collection launches November 2018.

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    • Klim-Logo


      Klim technical riding gear is the global leader in designing, developing and manufacturing the most advanced motor sports apparel for the motorcycle rider. Check out their new Gold Wing apparel collection available exclusively at Honda Gold Wing Dealers.

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    • JH Design Group logo


      Since 1988 JH Design has been manufacturing the highest quality jackets in the world. JH Design offers Honda-branded apparel for the race enthusiast.

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    • D'Cor Visuals logo


      Where style and quality have come to live. Specializing in motorcycle and ATV graphic kits, D’COR Visuals has you covered with Honda-branded merchandise.

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