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We are part of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program and we are certified to teach the CMSP Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC). The MTC is mandatory for those under the age of 21, but is also recommended to those 21 and older who are seeking to obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their California driver license.
The Motorcyclist Training Course is designed for the novice rider with no (or limited) street-riding experience. A typical class schedule consists of 5 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of riding practice. During this motorcycle riding course, you will learn fundamental skills required to operate the motorcycle and progress to street riding skills and strategies. Even though the Motorcycle Training Course was designed with new riders in mind, most experienced riders that have taken the course have reported improving their riding skills considerably with it!
Topics covered include fear, understanding how motorcycles turn, proper cornering strategies, and emergency crash avoidance skills. The course is based on the most current research in rider safety, and utilizes modern training methods.
Upon successful completion of the Motorcyclist Training Course you will receive a DMV riding test waiver. There are written and riding evaluations after the course to ensure you have competence in the material covered in the basic course. You must pass both evaluations to graduate.
21 And Over: $350
Under 21: $295
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Motorcycles and helmets are provided to all our students for the riding practice portion of the course.
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Basic Course + Intermediate Course = $630
Intermediate Course + Advanced Course = $650
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Yes! If you are over 15½ and under 18, you must bring a photo ID and a parent or legal guardian to sign a waiver with you. Your parent must provide ID as well. Once the waiver is signed you are ready to participate.
Upon successfully completion of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program MTC course, you will receive a DMV riding evaluation waiver. If you are under 21 years of age and you want a California motorcycle license, you must successfully complete the course to get licensed.
Likely! Many insurance companies recognize the CMSP courses and offer discounts after successful completion of the course. Many companies even offer discounts on your car insurance as well.
Yes! While the basics are covered, our instructors also evaluate the riding of more experienced riders. After many years of teaching we have found that even experienced riders have much to gain from this course.
The basic class is based on many years of motorcycle safety research conducted by Total Control Training. We utilize the most updated motorcycle safety information to provide a professional learning experience.
The course consists of two classroom sessions and two riding sessions for a total of approximately 15 hours. The typical curriculum is: Classroom 1 - Range 1 - Classroom 2 - Range 2
You must bring:
PMT provides motorcycles and helmets. You may use your own DOT-approved modular or full face helmet if desired.
The motorcycles provided range from 125cc to 250cc at SSF and Salinas. At Livermore they are Harley Davidson Street 500s (HD's entry level cruiser).
Take the MTC class in SSF or Salinas. NOT Livermore.
Yes! As long as you provide proof of current registration, current insurance and it is under 500cc.
Yes! If you have a scooter under 500cc, you may use it to take the class.
There are written and riding evaluations to ensure you have competence in the material covered in the basic course. You must attent all sessions in full and pass both evaluations to graduate the course.
After successful completion of the basic course you will be mailed a California DMV form DL389. With this form and the passing of the DMV written evaluation you will be eligible for a M1 motorcycle endorsement. It takes up to 10 business days to receive the DMV waiver in the mail.
Sometimes students are unable to pass the class on the first try. If you do not pass the skills evaluation or the writing evaluation, you may schedule a retest. Please call us for details. If you fail both evaluations, you must re-enroll and take the entire course from the start at the full tuition rate.
The riding ranges are generally at the parking lot of the designated location—on a closed course free of traffic.
When you pass the class you would have been taught the basics of motorcycle operation. We give you the tools, but it is up to you to sharpen the tools and continue practicing to become a safe responsible rider.
Upon successful completion of the class you are going to get your DMV waiver/Discount Card very quickly. Most students see it within 2 business days of the class being processed. Normally, it takes up to 10 business days.
Safety is our number one priority. The Motorcycle Training Course (MTC) is designed to provide an enjoyable learning experience for all students.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. We have a ZERO tolerance policy for alcohol and other drugs. Students who fail to respond to coaching or intentionally interfere with other students learning may be asked to leave. Our goal is to create a safe, positive learning environment.
This is a non-refundable course.
You may cancel up to 6 business days before the class, minus a $100 service charge.
If you cancel within 6 business days, you forfeit the entire course fee, or must pay a partial fee of $165 as a standby student.
If you are LATE or NO-SHOW to any portion of the class, you forfeit the entire course fee.
If you fail the knowledge or skills test, you may retake it for $75 fee. You must call the office within 30 days of failed class. Failure to call will result in a forfeiture of tuition and you must re-enroll into a new class at full tuition. Students who fail the Skills test may schedule into another riding session for a partial fee of $165 as a standby student. Students NOT able to participate safely have to pay a partial fee of $165 as a standby student.
Students under 21 before your first day of class, please be advised that your reduced fee of $295.00 will be charged and reflect on your confirmation letter that you will receive after you hit the submit button below. You will not need to take further action to receive the under-21 tuition price.
Students putting false or in-accurate birth dates in order to get reduced fees may be subject to the $55 difference or be dismissed from class and lose their entire course fees.
The State program prohibits us from allowing any student into any portion of the class who is late. Please plan on being at least 15 minutes early to all training sessions. Plan ahead and allow for extra time given the Bay Area traffic conditions.
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