MSF Courses

A two-hour, first-touch experience with a motorcycle.

Introductory Motorcycle Experience

A two-hour, first-touch experience with a motorcycle, not designed to teach a person to ride.

This course is used as a familiarization program that points out the primary parts and controls of a typical motorcycle, it helps a potential rider determine whether motorcycling is a good personal choice.

A person is given the option to manipulate the controls while astride a motorcycle, and is led into a BRC as a formal way to learn to ride. Also embedded in the experience is a self-assessment component to ensure a person is aware of the risks and requirements for being a good, safe and responsible rider.

Must have motorcycle permit. Must be 16 years of age or older (parental permission required for ages 16/17). Must be able to ride a bicycle.

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Introductory Motorcycle Experience

All riders MUST complete this course to become eligible for their full motorcycle license.

Basic RiderCourse

Required to get a motorcycle license.

The BRC was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) as a complete riding program for the novice rider, taught solely by MSF certified RiderCoaches. The course consist of five hours of classroom and ten hours of hands on riding instruction. The 2 or 2 1/2 days consisting of 15 hours provides the novice motorcyclist with the basic mental and physical skills necessary to minimize risk on the street. Each BRC contains 12 students and 2 RiderCoaches.

Must have NYS Driver’s License and Motorcycle Permit (for NY Residents to redeem NYS DMV Road Test Waiver) Must be 16 years of age or older (parental permission required for ages 16/17). Must be able to ride a bicycle.

Our skills-polishing course for riders with at least three months of riding experience.

Basic RiderCourse 2

Must be completed within 30 days of course start date.

The Basic RiderCourse 2 (BRC2) was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation as a skills-polishing course for riders with at least three months of riding experience. The workshop consists of a half day of instruction taught by MSF certified instructor. Some topics that will be covered:

  • Risk management
  • Relationship between mental physical riding skill
  • Traction management- Developing a riding strategy
  • Proper cornering techniques
  • Emergency straight line breaking
  • Stopping quickly in a curve
  • Counter steering for cornering & MORE !!

The student must bring: Own Motorcycle & full tank of gas, Proof of registration & Insurance, and Valid motorcycle license (Motorcycle must have current NYS Inspection)

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Basic RiderCourse 2

The BRC2-LW is NOT for beginners!

Basic RiderCourse 2 for License Waiver

The BRC2-LW is NOT for beginners!

The Basic RiderCourse 2 for License Waiver (BRC2-LW) is a unique motorcycle safety training and riding curriculum for New Yorkers offered through the New York State Motorcycle Safety Program.

This 8-hour course consists of a 3 hour online eCourse, 5 hour practical skills training and is an alternative to the Department of Vehicle Road Test for experienced riders. The course is designed for riders to practice low speed maneuvering while also improving their swerving, braking and cornering techniques. Students can use their own street legal motorcycle (must be escorted by a licensed motorcyclist) or an MSS motorcycle free of charge (call office to reserve). Discounts may apply for both car and motorcycle insurance upon passing this course (check with your insurance provider). Passengers and Junior Operators are not eligible to take this class.

The student must bring:

  • MSF eCourse Certificate of Completion
  • A street-legal motorcycle (must have valid NYS Inspection Certificate attached and pass the RiderCoaches’ safety inspection)
  • Valid NYS Motorcycle Registration
  • Valid motorcycle insurance card (FS-20/FS-21)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (plus a photocopy)
  • Valid NYS Motorcycle Permit (plus a photocopy)
  • A DOT compliant motorcycle helmet
  • Eye protection (face shield or goggles)
  • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Durable long pants
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle footwear (at least one inch above the ankle)
  • Rain gear if rain is expected (classes run rain or shine)

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Basic RiderCourse 2 for License Waiver

Locations:

Cost:
  • $300

Registration:

The Advance RiderCourse is the public version of the military sport bike rider course and may be taken by riders using any type of motorcycle.

Advanced RiderCourse

The Advance RiderCourse is the public version of the military sport bike rider course and may be taken by riders using any type of motorcycle. It is a one day course consisting of approximately 3 1/2 hours of Classroom activities and 4 1/2 hours of riding. There are eight riding sections titled:

  1. Basic Control
  2. Quick Stops
  3. Stopping Demonstration
  4. Curve Adjustments
  5. Cornering and Swerving
  6. Multiple Curves
  7. Decreasing Radius Curves
  8. Gap Analysis and Safety Margins‚Äč

The student must bring: Own Motorcycle & full tank of gas, Proof of registration & Insurance, and Valid motorcycle license (Motorcycle must have valid NYS Inspection)

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Advanced RiderCourse

Trama’s Auto School Inc. provides information on how to become a RiderCoach.

Become a Rider Coach

Trama’s Auto School Inc. provides information on how to become a RiderCoach. If you are an experienced motorcycle rider currently licensed in New York State and have a very good driving record, you may qualify to become an MSF-certified NYSMSP RiderCoach. If you qualify you will need to complete an intensive RiderCoach Preparation course in order to become certified to teach.

For more info on joining this elite staff please email us at
Bea@Tramas.com or Eric@Tramas.com

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Become a RiderCoach

RiderCoach Requirements:

RiderCoach Applications:

Rules of Professional Conduct: