Online Learning

Basic eCourse

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.

General Information

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:

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Motorcycle Types
  3. Controls, Indicators and Equipment
  4. About Basic Operation
  5. Preparing to Ride
  6. Risk and Riding
  7. Basic Street Strategies
  8. Strategies for Common Riding Situations
  9. Basics for Emergencies
  10. Special Riding Situations
  11. Rider Impairments
  12. State/Local Laws*
  13. Key Safety Steps*
  14. Knowledge Test*
  15. Next Steps*
  16. Preparation for Hands-On MSF Basic RiderCourse

*These topics are not used in the Basic eCourse. They are reserved for future use.

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