Never ridden before? Don't sweat it. The Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy 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 expert guidance from H-D certified coaches.
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 completion card. Depending on your individual state this card may exempt you from having to take the riding portion of your motorcycle license test and may also score you a discount on motorcycle insurance. Ask your H-D® dealer and insurance provider for details.
The H-D® dealer where you sign up for the course will determine the exact cost.
You'll need a valid automobile driver's license or learner's permit, and have the ability to ride a bicycle.
For the riding portion, the H-D® dealer will provide you with a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle suited for the course.
H-D 101 is an introduction for anyone interested in riding. We know there are a ton of questions about how to get started, and we want to make it easy.
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The Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience combines a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a specially-designed, stationary support stand.
You’ll mount the bike, set your boots on the foot pegs and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of trained personnel. Give the throttle a twist and hear that unforgettable Harley sound. Sitting comfortably on the bike, you’ll continue to shift through the gears – all safely and securely attached to the JUMPSTART™ platform.
Ready to try it out?
Yes! The bike you try is a 100% street-ready Harley® motorcycle.
No. It is an introduction to the experience of riding a Harley® motorcycle.
Yes. The bike is securely fastened to the JUMPSTART™ platform and there is no danger of tipping or damaging the bike.
A good solid pair of shoes is the only gear you should bring. Anything else can be provided at the dealership.