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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.....
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I have confidence in myself so, no.

I know people to whom this would appeal though.

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

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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

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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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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$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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