All of our instructors are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation® and the Riding Academy® of Motorcycling.

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive an MSF completion card which will exempt you from having to take the riding skills test required to get your motorcycle endorsement (license) in North Carolina.

In most states it will earn you insurance discounts as well. The experience is highly rewarding, making it well worth your investment of time and money.

Here's what you'll need to take part in the Riding Academy® program:

  1. DOT Standard Helmet
  2. Protective Eyewear
  3. Motorcycling Gloves
  4. Long Sleeve Shirt/Jacket
  5. Over-The-Ankle Boots
  6. Jeans/Motorcycling Pants

The New Rider Course begins with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) curriculum and builds from there. Offered right here at the dealership, both the classroom facility and riding range are absolutely first class. The motorcycles used are all late models which are kept in top mechanical condition.

The New Rider Course includes approximately 25 hours of instruction, both in the classroom, where you will learn the basics of riding safety, and on a controlled practice range, where you will hone the skills that will prepare you for the road. As part of the expanded curriculum you will spend time in all departments of the dealership where you will learn first hand about the services and products they provide, and how they contribute to your riding safety and enjoyment.

For more information regarding the Riding Academy® at Independence Harley-Davidson® please email