Harley-Davidson Riding Academy new rider course on a Street 500

A new Harley-Davidson Riding Academy has been initiated, the only national rider training program hosted by Harley-Davidson dealerships wherein riders practice on a new motorcycle. “For years we’ve been delivering a life-changing, freedom-inspiring training experience,” said Angela Thundercloud, Harley-Davidson Rider Training Manager. “Now, we’re taking rider training to a new level by incorporating a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that students will want to keep riding long after class is over.”

Harley_Davidson Street 500Since its start in 2000, Harley-Davidson’s rider training program has trained 350,000+ new riders with a premium Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)-approved rider training experience. Harley-Davidson Riding Academy’s New Rider Course is conducted by MSF-certified instructors over a minimum of 20 hours of combined classroom and range training with a guaranteed 6:1 student/instructor ratio. Students need to bring appropriate riding gear.

Harley-Davidson Riding Academy students will learn to ride on the new Harley-Davidson Street 500 motorcycle. Its handling and agility, smooth powertrain and authentic Harley-Davidson Dark Custom styling isn’t just a new bike with youthful appeal, it’s vehicle when learning to ride.

“Instilling confidence is vital to preparing new riders to move from the classroom to the open road,” Thundercloud said. “We designed everything – the experience, the curriculum and the equipment – to inspire that needed confidence and empower new students to have a ton of fun learning to ride on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.”