If you’re ready to experience the unique thrill of riding your own motorcycle for the first time, there’s no better place to learn than the Harley-Davidson™ Riding Academy. Available only at Authorized H-D® Dealerships.
We want every new Harley® owner to have the best driving experience so our H-D® Academy will safely guide you until your ready for the open road.
When you take a New Rider Course at the Riding Academy you’ll:
Learn to ride on a genuine Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.
Get in-class and on-range instruction from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Coaches.
Learn to safely accelerate, shift, brake, and turn, along with maneuvers like controlling skids and surmounting obstacles.
Earn an MSF Basic RiderCourseSM Completion Card, which scores you a discount on motorcycle insurance.
The State of Illinois requires you to perform a skill evaluation at the DMV to obtain your M Class license. No waivers will be issued to Illinois residents, you must test with a State of Illinois Examiner.
NEW RIDER COURSE FAQS
What will I need to register?
You’ll need a valid automobile driver’s license and learner’s permit, and have the ability to ride a bicycle.