Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do first?
Contact our office to discuss your options and goals, with our knowledgeable office staff
Is a permit required to take the MSF Basic RiderCourse?

No, you do not need a permit to participate in the MSF Basic RiderCourse. After successfully completing the course you will receive a ‘road test’ waiver. 

DMV will require that you obtain the motorcyle permit before they will add the motorcycle endorsement to your license. You will be able to obtain the motorcycle permit & have the motorcycle endorsement added to your drivers license on the same day. 

What do I do after successfully completing the MSF Basic RiderCourse?

Once you successfully complete the MSF Basic RiderCourse you will receive a ‘road test’ waiver.  You will need to schedule an appointment at DMV to change the class on your Driver’s License. (Option #4 on the reservation page) You can use the reservation link below.

You will need to bring your motorcycle permit, drivers license, the road test waiver from the course & fill out an MV44 DMV form.
If you do not already have a permit, DMV will require that you obtain one before they will add the motorcycle endorsement to your license.
Click here to go to the DMV Reservation page:
What kind of training will I receive?
Choose either private lessons or a class, or a combination of both.
How long will it take to get my license?
It can take 2 to 6 weeks to obtain a road test appointment with the DMV. Successful completion of the road test licenses you immediately. OR:
Our RiderCoaches will test you for your license as part of your training in either the BRC or the BRC2LW. Successful completion of either class entitles you to a road test waiver. You can be licensed the next business day
What is the road test like?
The NYS Motorcycle License Road Test has two parts. The first consists of tight, slow-speed maneuvers, and the second consists of riding on the road. (see above)The DMV examiner rides as a passenger in our chase vehicle that follows the student on the motorcycle. In order to pass the road test, the student must demonstrate proficient handling of the motorcycle and observant, defensive driving in a light traffic situation.
Can I take the road test on my own bike?
We offer the road test on our school motorcycles only. Exceptions and special arrangements will be made for those riders who ride their own scooter, trike, or other specialized 2 or 3 wheeler.
Where is the training conducted?
We have two training locations for the MSF courses:  Nassau County – Garden City, NY & Suffolk County – Selden , NY

Private lessons can occur in many locations, including “house calls” for students who wish to use their own bikes. A nominal mileage fee may apply.

When is training offered?
Private lessons are offered 7 days a week, all year, weather permitting, during daylight hours. MSF courses are offered April through November, primarily on weekends.
What kind of motorcycle will I be riding?
We have a few different models to choose from, all light and easy to manage for new riders
What are the physical requirements for taking lessons?
Students should not have any medical conditions that would affect balance or muscle control. Full control of both arms and both legs and adequate range of motion to turn your head from side to side is essential for operating the motorcycle. The ability to ride a bicycle is a must.