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Course Title
Motorcycle: Basic Rider Course 2 (formerly called Experienced Rider Course)


The Basic Rider Course - License Waiver Preparation Course is designed for motorcycle riders who are already licensed or have a NC permit and wish to obtain full NC licensure.  This one day course covers street riding strategies and reinforces important information about traction, cornering and counter-steering. Students must provide a safe, street-ready two wheeled motorcycle.  Riders must provide proof of insurance in class. Students looking to obtain a waiver for the skills portion of the NC DMV license test must pass a written and riding skills test.  Must be at least 16 years old. Please note that if you are under 18, a parental waiver must be signed. If for any reason a student cannot successfully complete this class, he or she will need to re-register at their own expense.


  • Recognize and deal with hazards to reduce risks
  • Know principles of stopping, stopping on a curve, stopping in shortest distance
  • Counter-steering for cornering and swerving
  • Cornering judgment and cornering traction control
  • Alcohol and other drugs and riding
  • Motorcycle setup / adjustment, pre-ride check
  • Take the NC DMV Waiver riding and written exam (optional)


  1. Traction    
  2. Cornering 
  3. Counter-steering
    • Includes 9 skills exercises.


  • Must have motorcycle license and street ready motorcycle

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture


  • Exam:  Yes
  • Demonstration of Skills: Yes
  • Class Participation: Yes