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kennethspayne 04-26-2017 02:01 PM

Motorcycle Training Course Question
 
I was wondering, how many people when first starting to ride would have joined a motorcycle training course for say a $1000.00 if at the end of the course you had a motorcycle license and you kept the brand new bike you learned on? Nothing big just like a 350 cc bike something to ride until both cash and confidence grew and you could buy another larger bike. This was part of a discussion I was having with a coworker/fellow rider. Ideas thoughts wanted and go.....

Paraquat 04-26-2017 02:11 PM

I have confidence in myself so, no.

I know people to whom this would appeal though.

FX4 04-26-2017 02:20 PM

I think I might have got my wife riding if there had been something like this available. Me teaching her was a giant fail.

mdram 04-26-2017 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by kennethspayne (Post 4496361)
I was wondering, how many people when first starting to ride would have joined a motorcycle training course for say a $1000.00 if at the end of the course you had a motorcycle license and you kept the brand new bike you learned on? Nothing big just like a 350 cc bike something to ride until both cash and confidence grew and you could buy another larger bike. This was part of a discussion I was having with a coworker/fellow rider. Ideas thoughts wanted and go.....


msf course is @ $350, and you get a license if you pass it
so use the other $650 to buy a bike like they use

LeLimoMan 04-26-2017 03:14 PM

Hhhmmmmm! :-? Interesting proposal.

The MSF course is worth every cent of the investment in time and money. I recommend it to everyone. Adding a motorcycle to the mix is an interesting twist, but I'm not sure everyone would be interested in it (Many, many people already have a permit and have been riding before the MSF course). I think there may be a small percentage of people that this would appeal to.

My other concern is you are not going to get a new bike for $700. It might be an interesting way for the schools to turn over their used bikes at the end of the season though. I guess there is a market for just about anything, whether it's a sustainable business model is another question.

Whiskey 04-26-2017 05:33 PM

I see a lot of new riders on r3ddit agonizing over the purchase of their first bike, so I could see it appealing to some. Take the course and ride home on a CBR250. I wouldn't have gone for it, but there would be a niche market for it I think.

Mr. Efficiency 04-26-2017 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by kennethspayne (Post 4496361)
I was wondering, how many people when first starting to ride would have joined a motorcycle training course for say a $1000.00 if at the end of the course you had a motorcycle license and you kept the brand new bike you learned on? Nothing big just like a 350 cc bike something to ride until both cash and confidence grew and you could buy another larger bike. This was part of a discussion I was having with a coworker/fellow rider. Ideas thoughts wanted and go.....



Well, considering in most states that course is 25 bucks and an old 250 honda costs less than a grand...


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Mr. Efficiency 04-26-2017 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by mdram (Post 4496441)
msf course is @ $350, and you get a license if you pass it
so use the other $650 to buy a bike like they use



Msf in ohio is $25!


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RiderRon 04-27-2017 12:28 AM

BRS $225 in Alabama and worth every penny!
$80 for refreshers or $60 if you've taken a course in the last 24 months.
They don't offer as many courses as they used to before I started riding.

Capt Cruiser 04-27-2017 05:30 AM

$225 here in Mass for the MSF course

I think you'd be hard pressed to offer the course and a bike for $1000.00


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