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We Have Updated to the New MSF Curriculum!

For our Basic RiderCourse, we have updated to the new curriculum that Motorcycle Safety Foundation has developed. This is a whole new way of teaching people to ride motorcycles and we feel that the students will get more out of the class with these new techniques. The range exercises as well as the classroom activities are all updated to give a new experience for our students. If you have never ridden before, or you have been away from motorcycling and want to learn how to ride, this class is for you. We are very excited to offer this updated Basic RiderCourse.

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You get to decide ...

There are others out there that provide some of the same services we do.  Since you naturally want to choose the best provider possible, you should ask a few questions before spending too much time and money. You might want to consider some of these ideas before choosing.  Follow the links below for more information.

Our Philosophy

Our Coaching Staff

Locations of our classes

Training motorcycles we use

Scheduling of our classes

Pricing of our classes

 

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Our Philosophy

 

  • We are taking the courses to Kansans
  • We believe in a lifelong path of learning
  • Our focus is on each student so that each of your are as successful as you can possibly be
  • We are dedicated to what we do and will not go away
  • We actually practice what we preach
  • We care about each one of you

We believe that it is better to bring our motorcycle courses and classes to the people of Kansas instead of requiring them to come to us.   During our inaugural year, 2003, we started with only one location.  As we reached out to other communities, we received welcome after welcome. Currently, we were holding classes in four different cities and towns in Kansas.  As other communities realize the need for our service, we will be there to provide motorcycle courses.

Quality of life depends on continually learning new things or making yourself better by increasing your knowledge or skills.  Motorcycling isn't any different.  We offer three different motorcycle courses to help you progress to the best you can be.

Motorcycling and teaching others to enjoy motorcycling have been a part of us for nearly our entire lives.  It has become our life.  It defines what we are.  So to move on to something more profitable is not even a consideration for us.  We are here for you.

We believe completely in what we teach.   It isn’t possible for us to tell teach you the best techniques or practices and then do something different when you’re not looking.  We practice what we preach.  The training processes we use are so good that we use them and live by them.  It is what has kept us riding successfully for so many years. 

You deserve the best opportunity to explore your desire to ride a motorcycle.   From the moment you inquire about a class, what you need should be the focus.  Some course providers don’t do a very good job of taking care of you.  Our RiderCoaches routinely go above and beyond to ask you individually how they can make your experience or training more successful.  It’s all about you.  Whether you ride a little or year around, you are the most important part of our relationship. 

 

 

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Qualifications of our coaches

  • Coaches required to complete annual training and updates
  • Coaches seek out new training ideas
  • In-house Trainer performing quality checks
  • RiderCoaches who teach on a regular schedule
  • RiderCoaches that ride and practice what they teach

To teach our high quality students, we need the very best RiderCoaches.  To reach this standard, all RiderCoaches attend annual training sessions and curriculum updates.  We also encourage our RiderCoaches to bring new and interesting methods of instruction from other schools and education institutions. 

We have an in-house RiderCoach Trainer who collects ideas and develops training programs for both RiderCoaches and Students.  He is responsible for quality control evaluations of the RiderCoaches, course curriculum, and training locations.

I’m sure you have heard the old phrase, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.  At MTSI, we live it.  Our RiderCoaches teach on a frequent and reoccurring basis.  Additionally, they ride nearly year around, weather permitting.  The RiderCoaches ride in the same manner they teach.  Meaning they ride their motorcycle in the same way they want you to ride yours.

 

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Locations of classes

 

  • Four different locations in Kansas
  • More locations make it more convenient for our students

We currently schedule courses or classes in the following communities of Kansas:

  • Andover
  • El Dorado
  • Independence
  • Junction City
  • And are willing to expand into your community too.

The reasons for sharing our service in so many communities are very simple.  We believe in the training we provide.  We know it works from experience as well as the statistics used by traffic safety officials.  We want to provide these training courses to everyone in Kansas.  We also realize it doesn’t make any sense for ten people from your area to drive ten different vehicles to Wichita and stay in ten different motel rooms for two nights when two RiderCoaches can drive to your area with a trailer of motorcycles and provide the course.  A small inconvenience on our part is much better than a huge inconvenience for you.

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Training motorcycles

  • None larger than 250cc
  • Diverse motorcycle styles available

All of our training motorcycles are 250cc or less.  These are chosen for several reasons.  The smaller bikes are lighter weight and easier to control.  They don’t have excessive power that might get a new rider in trouble.

 

 

Another difference about our program is we don’t believe that one size will fit all.  Some of our competitors only have one or two different models of motorcycles for you to adapt too.  This presents a challenge when a shorter person tries to ride a taller motorcycle or a taller person tries to ride a motorcycle way to small for them.  We have overcome this problem by seeking out the widest variety possible for motorcycles in our training fleet.  Currently, we have:

 

  • Honda; Rebels, CRF 230 and Nighthawks
  • Kawasaki; Eliminators and Ninjas
  • Yamaha; Viragos
  • Suzuki; GZ 250 and DR 200

 

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Scheduling of classes

 

  • More classes scheduled
  • More variety of class schedules
  • Flexible scheduling

During any given week, we have more classes available for you than anyone else in Kansas.  The most common schedule in use is the 2½ day Basic RiderCourse.  It is routinely held over a Thursday or Friday evening (depending on location) and then a full Saturday and Sunday.  Give us a call or email us and we’ll set it up for you.

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Prices for our classes

 

RiderCourse Purpose Cost
Basic - BRC License $230-$260
Basic 2 - BRC2 Refresher $100
Advanced - ARC Skill Building $150

We believe we are offering our courses at or below the price our competition charge. If you find someone offering the same course for less; we want to hear from you as soon as possible.

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