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New Rider Course

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.

What to expect

After enrolling, you should be contacted with any specifics to your course, including what to bring, what is required, and where and when to meet. Be sure to budget time prior to the first day of class to complete the eCourse – it takes about 3 hours, and even if you have previous experience with motorcycling, you cannot fast forward through any sections of the eCourse. You will receive a completion certificate at the end of the course, be sure to print that out and bring it to the first day of class.


Model Year 2020 Asset Capture Photography.
Model Year 2020 Asset Capture Photography.


Get comfortable on a motorcycle before you even walk into your first class. Make the most of your class by getting in the saddle at your local Harley-Davidson® dealership and trying a Jumpstart™ demo. Getting knowledgeable before your class begins will get you on a bike and feeling comfortable faster.

You'll mount the motorcycle, set your boots on the footpegs, and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of our trained personnel. And then, sitting comfortably on the motorcycle, you'll give the throttle a twist and continue to shift through the gears - all while safely and securely attached to the Jumpstart™ platform.


Created for experienced riders, this 1-2 day course offers advanced tips and techniques that help you own the road. The course is built on the curriculum of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) Basic Rider Course 2 Suite, and is taught by devoted MSF and H-D Certified Instructors.

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Riders who complete the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Course can take advantage of special financing options which include no down payment or rates as low as 3.49%* and flexible terms.

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