Why bother with an advanced motorcycle course?
Good question. You’ve got your driving license and have been driving cars for a while – what more could you need, right?
Every rider – and even the experienced ones that come to us – all have one thing in common. They usually ride a motorcycle like they drive a car. This, when applied to riding a motorcycle will usually do you more harm than good. The purpose of our advanced training is to totally re-orientate your skills and separate driving a car from riding a motorcycle. The two are *very* different!
Who can take an advanced course?
Our courses are available to any and all riders, of any age and experience level. Riders must have either a valid, current M1 endorsement or motorcycle permit and you must own a motorcycle (we do not supply bikes). Visit our Advanced Rider Courses page for more information.
Is advanced training all about going as fast as possible?
No. It’s about giving you a complete understanding of you, your machine and the roads you are riding on. When all these factors are right, the speed at which you are traveling will be the right one.
What system do you teach?
Our advanced motorcycle training courses are based on a combination of the UK Police pursuit method and our own training syllabus, garnered through years of real-road riding experience. These two factors make us best-in-class for advanced rider training.
How are the courses structured?
Our advanced rider courses are either 1-on-1 (1 student and 1 instructor) or 2-on-1 (2 students and 1 instructor). Having established your level of experience and any particular areas you want to focus on, the day begins with a 30-minute evaluation ride. There then follows a debrief, covering riding theory, skill development and areas of note that should be addressed or corrected. The rest of the day is spent out on the road covering areas such as counter-steering, advanced cornering, low speed control, road-craft and hazard perception / avoidance. Students wear an earpiece connected to their instructor’s radio so constant and immediate feedback is given throughout each and every ride. Each student receives a full written evaluation at the end their course containing all the notes from the day, feedback, suggestions to improve and areas to practice.
Do I get a motorcycle license or endorsement at the end of your courses?
No. We are a privately owned-and-operated company set up specifically to provide advanced rider training to people who currently own a motorcycle and are already licensed. If you are looking to get a motorcycle license / endorsement, you will need to contact the DMV, take your theory test and then either take the DMV Riding Test or contact a State-certified MTC school to complete a 2-day California Motorcycle Training Course. More info can be found here.