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Give your skills a boost with our Skilled Rider Course.  Harley-Davidson® offers two unique versions of the Skilled Rider Course. The Skills Practice version will help licensed riders sharpen their skills on their own bike. The Licensed Waiver version is for experienced riders riding on a permit, who would like to obtain their motorcycle license. 




Take your riding to an all-new level with the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Skilled Rider Course. Created for experienced riders, it offers advanced tips and techniques that help you own the road.

The course runs 1-2 days and is built on the curriculum of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) Basic RiderCourse 2 Suite. It is taught by devoted MSF and H-D® Certified Instructors.

The course focuses on improving these skills:

  • Control at low speeds

  • Risk management

  • Limited space maneuvers

  • Cornering judgment

  • Swerving and stopping quickly on straights and in curves

  • Multiple curve maneuvers and surmounting objects

When you're done, you'll earn a MSF Basic RiderCourse 2 completion card that may qualify you for a discount on motorcycle insurance.

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Now’s the perfect time to get ready for the Skilled Rider Course. Get ready for the range experiences and see the list of skills and drills you can expect at Riding Academy.

Already Know How To Ride?

Our Skilled Rider-License Waiver Course will teach you advanced riding skills as well as provide approved documentation to get your motorcycle license. This course will sharpen your riding skills and your riding mindset. Successful completion earns the MSF BRC2 card and a license waiver that gets you a motorcycle endorsement on your license at your state DMV.

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How much does it cost ?

The H-D®  dealer where you sign up for the course will determine the exact cost.


What will I need to register?

  • A street ready motorcycle
  • Motorcycle endorsement, permit or license (check with the H-D® dealer for details)
  • Proof of valid motorcycle insurance


Do I need any special gear ?

You'll need to bring the following:

  • A heavy, long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Jeans, chaps, or leather pants
  • Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • A helmet that meets DOT requirements
  • Eyewear


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What bike will I ride ?

For the riding portion, you will provide a street-ready motorcycle.

Where can I find a course ?

Get in touch with your local dealer or Search for Classes.

Can I bring my passenger?

Yes, passengers are permitted to ride certain exercises, they are not permitted in exercise 1 and the evaluation exercises. Passengers must sign a waiver and wear the same required riding gear as the operator. There may be a separate course fee for your passenger, check with your dealer before arriving with your passenger.