Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy New Rider Course — license REGISTER
Never ridden before? Don't sweat it.
Our New Rider Course is designed to get you comfortable on a bike and give you the skills you need to ride with confidence.
Offered at select H-D® dealers, the New Rider Course provides you with 25 hours of expert guidance from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Instructors.
In the classroom, you'll get to know the motorcycle you'll be riding and learn the basics of rider safety skills.
On the practice range, you'll learn braking and turning, along with maneuvers like controlling skids and surmounting obstacles. When you're finished you'll get a MMSP Completion Card. When presented at a Missouri DMV, you may obtain your endorsement without taking any tests. Some insurance companies offer discounts to course graduates. Ask your insurance provider for details.
Riding Gear Requirements
Helmet — DOT approved
Helmet - Full-face, 3/4 helmets are acceptable, provided that they meet minimum DOTcertification. Personal helmets are subject to inspection for the DOT certification and that they are in good working condition. 1/2 shell helmets are not permissible.
Eye protection - Face shield, goggles or some form of sun/eye glasses. They may be tinted or clear. Ordinary prescription glasses may be worn. For night training eye protection must be clear.
Long sleeve T-shirt or dress shirt that reaches the wrist or jacket are all acceptable.
You must wear pants! No exceptions. Denim or leather jeans are preferred. All pants are required to have NO holes in them and must come down to the foot. Dress slacks, spandex, leggings, and sweatpants are NOT permissible.
Must be full finger and cannot be open on the back of the hand or knuckles. Gloves must be motorcycle specific or sturdy leather or synthetic. (Dishwashing gloves and surgeon's gloves are NOT permissible)
Over-the-ankle Boots or Shoes
MUST completely cover your ankle, have little to no heel (NOT cloth, canvas, etc.), and have a good rubber sole for traction.
Thin fabric shoes made of canvas or other non-boot fabrics are not permissible.