Here"s a snapshot at some of the introductory driving experience the MSF course provides you.
On Day 1 we went through exercises 1-9, over the course of 5 hours. A lot of repetition of the same drill occurs to build a strong fundamental base of skills, but here are some highlights of those drills.
Question: I"m considering taking a basic rider course and I don"t have a drivers permit/license or a motorcycle permit/license.
I was wondering if they are needed. The prerequisite says “Ability to ride a bicycle. Full protective attire is required. Must be of legal age to operate a motorcycle on the street. Depending on State, participants may need a driver"s license and/or motorcycle permit."
Thanks in advance
Answer: The basic rider course is conducted off of the road, so in some states you do not need a license of any kind to take it. This is assuming you borrow a MC from the facility conducting the training, or trailer your bike to the course site.
Most states require a permit to do limited riding during the day, and this is the most logical situation because then even if taking the course does not require it, you can ride your cycle to the course site.