Private motorcycle training will bring you from the parking lot to the streets of San Francisco and beyond in a lot less time than you might think. Eventually, riding hills, heavy traffic and even over the Golden Gate Bridge won’t feel the least bit daunting to you. Classes are private (small groups can also be arranged) so all of the focus is on you and progression is rapid. You will learn more in less time than in a group course.
In the first three hour lesson we will cover all of the essential riding fundamentals, progressing at your pace one skill at a time until you can successfully master them in coordination. Each section is designed to build confidence and mimic real-world riding situations. Eventually, when we both agree that you are ready we’ll take it to the streets, riding in traffic, on hills and so on.
We will begin in the lot to evaluate your current skill level and go over the finer points of riding. We’ll refine advanced skills like engine braking, counter-steering, body position and the dynamics of cornering. When we both agree that you are ready we’ll go out and ride some curvy roads. Sometimes I will lead; other times I will follow. We will pause at various points to assess and make adjustments.
In either case your lesson will leave you a much more capable motorcyclist.
At YOUR pace you will learn:
- Smooth, coordinated use of the controls
- Slow speed balance
- Hill riding/stopping/parking
- Road awareness: hazards & dangerous situations, sand, potholes, rain, creating space in traffic …
- Highways and twisty roads
- Body mechanics
- Lane positioning
- Engine braking
- Riding with passengers
- Effective communication with other drivers on the road
- Legal issues such as lane splitting, sidewalk parking, etc
… and more.
NOTE: You must already have your valid motorcycle riders’ permit or an M1 license. Our training bike is available with a refundable deposit, or you can use your own bike that is in good repair.