About Us

Pacific Motorcycle Training

Pacific Motorcycle Training is a motorcycle riding school where students learn the basics and gain confidence to operate a motorcycle safely. We offer motorcycle and scooter training classes at three great locations: one in the heart of South San Francisco, downtown San Jose, and Livermore at Las Positas College campus. These locations are easy to find and parking is always hassle-free.

Our basic course is CMSP-approved. This means students who take and pass our course receive a DL389 certificate required to waive the DMV riding skill test. We teach the very latest techniques in safety, accident prevention, cornering, and how to use a clutch as well as proficient braking.

For New Riders

Learn the basics of riding safely in a controlled environment and receive the certificate required to waive the DMV riding skill test. Our friendly basic riding course was designed for people with zero experience on a motorcycle. We provide motorcycles and helmets for you to learn with.

For Experienced Riders

Become a better—and safer—rider using your own motorcycle with our Intermediate Riding Clinic. Or take your cornering and crash-avoidance skills to the highest level with our Advanced Riding Clinics, taught only by the best certified instructors in the Bay Area!


"Ken and Chris made the experience educating and fun. Craig made powerpoints in depth as well as entertaining, and Lisa was very sweet and encouraging. Thanks to all the instructors for keeping us safe."
― Prateek Verghese
"Great information, builds base knowledge, confidence and fun. Highly recommend to all Riders. Instructors are helpful and make the course fun and enjoyable"
― Vito Scarnecchia
"Such incredible instructors. Learned an insane amount in just three days. Recommend 1000 times over. If you want to ride, do yourself a favour and take the course."
― Timcat
"It was a great experience and got an opportunity to learn a lot. The more you grapple with the material taught the better off you will be. I also recommend the morning classes during the hot months."
― Jose Galvez Hernandez
"Let me start off with WOW! This course was just magnificent. The instructors are really fun and amazing, I've never been on a bike before until this course and they tought me every thing I needed to know and now I can confidently ride a motorcycle."
― Gregory Woodruff
"Ken and Lisa are amazing instructors both inside and outside the classroom. With over 50 years of combined motorcycle experience they provide excellent and detailed instruction on how to safely handle a motorcycle on the road. They made the course extremely fun and entertaining. I would recommend Pacific Motorcycle training to anyone riding a motorcycle from beginner to veteran. I plan to come back for the Intermediate course in a few years."
― Michael Roberts
"Great great great. Really helped develop respect for a motorcycle and safety on the road. Loved the safety skills, practice, and welcoming attitude of all the instructors. Highly recommended."
― Sandeep

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