MSF online motorcycle courses are often part of Basic RiderCourses but are available separately to learn about motorcycle controls, rules of the road and more.
This online course is a key component of the full hands-on Basic RiderCourse, but can also be completed as a stand-alone program without enrolling in a hands-on course. Graphics and videos illustrate the lessons to help you understand principles of motorcycling and determine whether motorcycling is right for you. The Basic eCourse alone is NOT accepted as a license waiver by any state’s DMV, or as a motorcycle license or learner’s permit. Spanish language option also available.
The MSF Basic eCourse is a highly interactive 3-hr. online program that provides riders of all skill levels with the basics of motorcycling. With integrated graphics, photos and video to illustrate the lessons, the $19.99 program allows you to control the pace of your learning. Please note that the Basic eCourse alone is NOT accepted as a license waiver by any state’s department of motor vehicles, or as a license to ride a motorcycle or as a learner’s permit.
The MSF Basic eCourse serves as an introductory check for anyone interested in riding a motorcycle. It helps you determine whether motorcycling is right for you. Although it’s a key component of the MSF’s hands-on Basic RiderCourse, it can be completed as an introductory stand-alone program without enrolling in the hands-on course. Plus, it is a great supplement for those who intend to take a non-MSF hands-on course.
Like all MSF training programs, the Basic eCourse promotes lifelong learning. Once you create an account you can retake the course whenever you want a refresher. The course includes selectable Spanish text and audio.
The MSF Basic eCourse includes 12 of the 16 sections that follow the content in the BRC Rider Handbook:
- Course Introduction
- Motorcycle Types
- Controls, Indicators and Equipment
- About Basic Operation
- Preparing to Ride
- Risk and Riding
- Basic Street Strategies
- Strategies for Common Riding Situations
- Basics for Emergencies
- Special Riding Situations
- Rider Impairments
- State/Local Laws*
- Key Safety Steps*
- Knowledge Test*
- Next Steps*
- Preparation for Hands-On MSF Basic RiderCourse
*These topics are not used in the Basic eCourse. They are reserved for future use.