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Tuition, Fees and Discounts
The Basic Rider Course assumes you know nothing about motorcycles. It consists of 16 hours of instruction, four hours in the classroom and 12 hours riding a motorcycle under the supervision of trained instructors. Cost: $50.00 for all riders.
The Basic Rider Course for the Returning Rider (BRC-RR) is for those over 18 years old who have ridden previously or have had a temporary permit for over one year. It is a one-day course, 2 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours riding a motorcycle, under the supervision of trained instructors. Cost: $50.00 for all individuals.
The Experienced Rider Course (ERC) and Advanced Rider Course (ARC) offers the experienced rider the opportunity to understand the principles of turning, braking, swerving, street strategies and traction control. These one-day courses offer classroom instruction and/or practicing the advanced principles of motorcycle riding using your own motorcycle. Cost: $50.00 for all individuals, including co-riders in the ERC. (No co-riders in the ARC)
In addition to some insurance companies offering 5-20% discounts to MSF alumni, the following manufacturers offer a variety of other incentives to riders. Motorcycle Ohio is not affiliated with, nor endorses any manufacturer, and any questions towards reimbursement must be directed towards the manufacturer.
American Suzuki offers $50 to any first-time Basic Rider or Experienced Rider course graduate who also purchases a new street-legal Suzuki motorcycle. Requests for reimbursement must be accompanied by verification of course completion up to six months before or after the bike purchase.
BMW offers full tuition reimbursements with the purchase of a new, street-legal BMW motorcycle, regardless of model year. Training must be completed either six months prior to or six months after the purchase.
Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) has their own special incentive for the Basic Rider and Experienced Rider courses. Graduates who are H.O.G. members can receive up to $50 in H.O.G. bonus coupons. Requests for reimbursement must be made within three months of the course date.
Honda Riders Club of America (H.R.C.A.) offers a maximum of $75 reimbursement to members. Some limitations apply.
Hyosung Motors is offering $300 off a new motorcycle for taking the Motorcycle Ohio safety course. For more information, visit www.hyosungmotorsusa.com
Independent Motorsports of Columbus, OH offers $50.000 toward the purchase of any in-stock motorcycle to any first-time Basic Rider or Experienced Rider course graduate. Requests for reimbursement must be accompanied by verification of course completion no more than six months before the purchase of the motorcycle. Independent Motorsports offers a wide selection of entry-level/small-displacement motorcycles and scooters. We also offer additional benefits, discounts, and resources through Columbus' only New Rider Program. Please check www.indmoto.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (614) 917-1350 for more information.
Kawasaki Good Times Owners Club will reimburse $50 to members for completing the Basic Rider or Experienced Rider course. Reimbursement is in the form of Good Times Owners Club Bucks to be used towards your next accessories purchase at a dealer near you.
Yamaha offers a $50 U.S. Savings Bond to Basic Rider or Experienced Rider course graduates who purchase a new street-legal Yamaha, regardless of model year. Training must be completed within six months of purchase.