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Intermediate Motorcycle Classes in the Bay Area

CMSP 1-Day Premier Course (with licensing option)

CMSP 1DPC is The Perfect Next Step for Newer and Returning Riders

The California Motorcyclist Safety Program 1-Day Premier Course allows riders who already know how to ride but are not licensed the opportunity to achieve intermediate-level skills along with their motorcycle license.

It is also the perfect next step for already-licensed, newer riders who are looking to improve their skills as well as riders that have recently returned to riding after years off. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction.

The 1-Day Premier Course is based on the most current research in rider safety, utilizes modern training methods and has been proven to enhance student outcomes. Although designed primarily as a safety course, the course is also challenging and fun. It is completed in one 8-hour day. We will provide one of our training motorcycles for use during the course or students may choose to ride their own motorcycles/scooters.

Get Your License by Taking the 1DPC

Successful completion of both the riding and written portions of the course will earn the rider a DMV DL 389 riding test waiver. Per California regulations, you will still need to complete the DMV written test.

IMPORTANT: If you take the 1DPC to obtain your license, you will be required to pass a basic riding skills test at the beginning of the class to demonstrate fundamental riding abilities. You must successfully complete this test in order to continue with the rest of the class. Also, you must be 21 or older in order to take this course for licensing purposes.

For those riders who already have their own bike and a motorcycle license, the course can be taken without the testing requirements.

Price

The CMSP 1-Day Premier Course has a cost of $350.

Get our Course Combos and save!

Basic Course + Intermediate Course = $630

Intermediate Course + Advanced Course = $630

Ride Like A Pro Package (ALL 3 Classes) = $945

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Motorcycle Requirements

We provide loaner motorcycles for unlicensed students. Licensed students must bring their own motorcycles for the class and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Motorcycles used for the range exercises must be street-legal and have current registration.
  • Students must provide insurance policy and license (tag) numbers at the start of the class.
  • Your tires should have sufficient tread (at least 3mm). Air pressure will be checked before the class starts.
  • No car tires or race tires or race compound tires allowed regardless if they are DOT approved.
  • Your bike should not overheat while stopped with the motor running on a hot day.
  • On liquid cooled bikes, check the coolant level.
  • Check the engine oil level.
  • Your charging system must function properly, and a relatively new battery is highly recommended because you will be starting the bike frequently.
  • Brakes are in good working order.
  • No motorcycles with leaking fluids will be allowed on the range. This includes: engine oil, transmission fluid, gasoline, engine coolant, brake fluid or anything else that may leak from a motorcycle.

Gear Requirements

  • Full-finger, 100% leather or street-specific motorcycle gloves.
  • Long sturdy pants with no holes (denim jeans, leather pants, motorcycle specific pants).
  • Over-the-ankle protective boots.
  • DOT-approved helmet, if you have one.
  • Eye Protection.
  • Motorcycle-specific riding jacket.

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!


"Recommend to anyone trying to get into riding. Instructors teach you skills that might just save your life, and the course is very informative. Great experience overall."
― Mkbrazy .
"The course is very informational and fun. I've riden for many years and there were still information from the class and road course I did not know about. So it was a very good learning experience. Ken Yhl is a very good instructor during the riding course and very helpful. Personal experience, I would recommend everyone to the course."
― Eric Tseng
"Pacific Motorcycle Training was a superb class. Even though I had ridden a motorcycle before, they still taught valuable habits and lessons in the beginner course. The instructors are friendly and knowledgeable, and the whole experience was immensely valuable. I would highly recommend to anybody interested in riding a motorcycle!"
― Luke Holmes
"Great class! Ray and Kyle were very knowledgeable and these guys went the extra mile to expedite my paperwork! Highly recommended!"
― VICTOR HAYES
"The instructors take time to explain everything for beginners and intermediate training. They then show you how each concept is implemented on the motorcycle and learning hands on. Although I was nervous, the instructors had a lot of patience and pointed out what I needed to do to become a better rider."
― Muhi Khwaja
"Really great instructors, noticed myself and others with varying experience with motorcycling improve with the feedback and training that was provided. No matter you experience level you will be a better driver, motorcyclist and human :)"
― Mark Dano
"Fantastic course. Both Isaac and Craig were great instructors, very lively and engaging. Overall, the course was very informative, and the practical portion of the course left me with a much greater understanding of how to be a better, safer rider."
― Boris Boukhonine

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