Do I get a motorcycle license mailed to me by the RMV after taking the BRC with Training Wheels?


Yes. As long as you get a motorcycle permit (at the RMV) either prior the class or within 90 days following the class, you will get your motorcycle license mailed to you and will not have to go to the RMV for a road-test.




Will I need to take a road test at the RMV after the class?


No. You will not have to take a road test on a motorcycle at the RMV. The riding exam is conducted at the end of the 2-day course.




What is the difference between Group A & Group B for weekend classes?


The curriculum is exactly the same. The difference is the start times: Group A starts at 7:30am & Group B starts at 9:30am. On Sunday Group A ends at 12:30pm & Group B ends at 5:30pm. Due to a lunch break on Sunday for Group B only (not required for Group A), there is an extra hour built into the schedule.




What is the difference between the BRC and the BRC2?


In the BRC2, students are riding their own motorcycle during the course. All of the exercises are similar to the ones taught on Day 2 of the BRC, but are done at slightly higher speeds. It is an excellent refresher course for practicing your basic rider skills.




Do I need my own motorcycle to take the course?


Training Wheels will provide the motorcycles. You do not need to have your own motorcycle for the basic rider course. You do, however, need to bring your own motorcycle for the BRC2 course.




Do I need to bring my own helmet?


We do not suggest you make a major equipment purchase such as a helmet until after the course. We dedicate a portion of the classroom instruction to riding gear, including the different types of helmets and what makes them legal. Students would benefit greatly from this information and be better prepared to purchase a helmet after the course. In the meantime, we have plenty of helmets to loan during the course. But, if you do already own a DOT approved helmet, feel free to use it during the course.




What kind of gloves do I need for the course?


We dedicate a portion of the classroom instruction to riding gear. If you don't already own motorcycle gloves, bring a regular pair of full fingered gloves - they don't have to be expensive or leather. Cloth gloves or work gloves from a hardware store is fine for the class




What type and size motorcycles do we ride in the course?


250cc Honda Nighthawk
250cc Honda Rebel
Suzuki TU250
Kawasaki Eliminator 125
Yamaha TW200




Is there anything I can do to familiarize myself with motorcycling prior to the class?


The course is designed for people with little or no knowledge at all about riding a motorcycle. However you can download a copy of the Basic Rider Course Handbook that we use in the classroom by clicking here (2.5 Mb).




Can I be placed on a waiting list to get into an earlier class?


Yes. If any openings in classes become available we will contact only students who are already enrolled in a Training Wheels course. In order to request an earlier class, please write us a note in the comments section upon registering and we will mark your record as "requested earlier date". We will contact you if a spot opens up. Please be specific as to which location and if you can attend midweek and/or a weekend class.




If my leg inseam is less than 26", can I still take the course?


If your inseam is less than 26", you should come to our training site prior to taking the course to sit on one our motorcycles to make certain that it will fit your needs. Please call the office to arrange this before you register for the course.




What happens if it rains?


You will get wet! Unless you bring rain gear (jacket AND pants). Courses run rain or shine.




What if I am under 18 years old?


Students under the age of 18 must have a waiver form signed by their parent or legal guardian. (We'll send one to you - just make sure you indicate on your registration form that you are under 18 years of age). Also, you must have a driver education certificate issued by the Registrar and have held a learner's permit (motorcycle or drivers) for a full six months prior to the application for the endorsement or license.




How long is the course?


The course is a total of 15 hours. It is broken up into 5 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of on-cycle instruction.




Can I use my own motorcycle for the basic rider course?


Due to MSF regulations, you must use the motorcycles provided to you by Training Wheels. However, upon successfully completing the course, you can partake in a Skills Practice Session on your own motorcycle.




Can I take the motorcycle course if I'm not from Massachusetts?


Yes. You can take the course with a valid drivers license or permit from any state. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a course completion card from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). Many state Registry of Motor Vehicles will accept this card for motorcycle licensing. However, you should check with your state RMV to confirm this with your state.




I am registered for a two-day course. What should I bring the first day?


On the first day of a two-day course, we will be in the classroom first, then ride. Please bring a copy of your permit (if you would like a Certificate of Motorcycle Training), your confirmation form and pen/paper for the classroom. Then be prepared for the riding portion of the course by bringing all of the items listed on your confirmation form. It is also suggested that you bring plenty to drink, snacks and a lunch for breaks during the day. There will be a lunch break midday.




Should I practice before the class?


No. Why not you ask? Would you practice sky diving? Probably not before you knew how.




Our most frequently asked question, where is Plympton?


Our Flagship Training Facility in Plympton is just 35 miles south of Boston and borders Kingston, Halifax, Middleboro and Carver.




How do I get a motorcycle permit?


Visit this page for detailed information on how to get a motorcycle permit. https://www.trainingwheelsonline.com/permit-license-info




Do I need a motorcycle permit BEFORE I take the Basic Rider Course (BRC)?


No. You can take the BRC without a permit. However, the RMV will mail you a motorcycle license after completing the BRC if you have a permit. You have the choice of getting a permit before the BRC or up to 90 days after the BRC ​for them to send you a motorcycle license. Click here for more information ...




Will I need a helmet?


All students are required to bring their own helmet. Loaner helmets are no longer provided. A good website to purchase a helmet online is www.revsvilla.com.





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