MSF Courses - Trama's Auto School

All riders MUST complete the Basic RiderCourse to become eligible for their full motorcycle license.

Basic RiderCourse

You need to complete the Basic RiderCourse or BRC to get a motorcycle license.

The Basic RiderCourse or 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.

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Basic RiderCourse

The Basic RiderCourse 2 is our skills-polishing course for riders with at least three months of riding experience.

Basic RiderCourse 2

Also you Must complete within 30 days of course start date.

Basic RiderCourse 2 (BRC2) Skills Practice was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation as a skills-polishing course for riders with at least three months of riding experience. Additionally the workshop consists of a half day of instruction taught by MSF certified instructors. Even if you’ve been riding for some time, there’s always something new to learn! Increasing numbers of seasoned riders, many of them BRC graduates – are taking the BRC2 as a fun way to hone their riding skills on their own motorcycles. It’s a great opportunity to shake off those winter cobwebs and get focused on the task of motorcycling for a safe and enjoyable riding season!

Some topics the course covers are:

  • 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 !!

First the student must bring his or her own motorcycle with a full tank of gas.  Second the student must bring proof of registration and insurance.  Lastly, students will need a valid motorcycle license and a  current NYS motorcycle inspection.

*The BRC2 generally qualifies graduates for a motorcycle insurance premium discount; check with your carrier for details.

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Basic RiderCourse 2

Locations:

Cost:
  • $300

The Basic RiderCourse 2 for Licence Waiver (BRC2-LW) is NOT for beginners!

Basic RiderCourse 2 for License Waiver

The Basic RiderCourse 2 for Licence Waiver (BRC2-LW) is NOT for beginners!

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

Firstly, 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. More importantly, the course is designed for riders to practice low speed maneuvering while also improving their swerving, braking and cornering techniques. It’s important to note that 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).

Also discounts may apply for both car and motorcycle insurance upon passing this course. But you will need to check with your insurance provider. Finally, 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
  • NYS Valid Motorcycle Registration
  • Valid motorcycle insurance card (FS-20/FS-21)
  • A 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 which are at least one inch above the ankle
  • Finally bring your own rain gear if rain expected. We will run classes rain or shine.

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Basic RiderCourse 2 for License Waiver

Locations:

Cost:
  • $325

The Advanced 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 Advanced RiderCourse is the public version of the military sport bike rider course.  Also this course may be taken by riders using any type of motorcycle. Moreover, 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​

Firstly, the student must bring his own Motorcycle with a full tank of gas.  Also students will need to bring proof of registration and insurance.  Lastly the student must bring a valid motorcycle license and the motorcycle must have valid NYS Inspection.

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Advanced RiderCourse

Locations:

Cost:
  • $200

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 info@tramas.com

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Become a RiderCoach

RiderCoach Requirements:

RiderCoach Applications:

Rules of Professional Conduct: