FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

REGISTERING FOR A COURSE

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What are my course options, and how do I get enrolled?

There are two MSF waiver courses offered by KD Motorcycle Training:

  • a beginner rider course (BRC1)
  • an experienced rider course (BRC2)

Additional courses include:

  • Skill Practice
  • Private Instruction

Go to Course Information for additional details on each course, their course schedules, and how to enroll.

What does the course cost?
  • BRC1 – $369
    • price includes MSF’s online Basic e-Course
  • BRC2 – $249
    • price includes MSF’s online Street Strategies e-Course
  • Skill Practice – $129
  • Private Instruction
What if I can't make all of the scheduled course dates?

KDMT understands that your schedule may not allow you to take the all class components (i.e. the classroom and the range) on the published dates for a given class. 

For classroom, it can be done on another class’s classroom date.  Just let us know at least 24 hours ahead of time, and we will schedule you into the next available classroom.

For range, KDMT will work with you to reschedule.  Go to KDMT’s “Reschedule Policy” in the KDMT Policies page for details.

Do I need my temporary permit before the course begins?
  • BRC1 – No.
    • NOTE 1: A temporary permit is required if you want to practice riding their motorcycle on the roadways prior to attending the course.
    • NOTE 2: Students needing a temporary permit for the third time will need to provide verification of enrollment to the Department of Transportation.  After enrollment and successful payment, contact KDMT-MKE for this Proof of Enrollment letter (Go to Contact Us for contact methods)
  • BRC2 – Yes
    • NOTE 1: Participants must be 18 years or older to enroll
      NOTE 2: Same as Note 2 above.
What is the age limit to take the course?
  • BRC1 
    • 15 ½ years of age or older
    • If under 18
      • a parent or guardian approval is required.
      • If no temporary permit, have completed Driver Education class.

  • BRC2 
    • 18 years old or older.
  • Skill Practice
    • 15 ½ years of age or older
      • If under 18 years old, must have passed the BRC1 course, and parent/guardian approval
      • If 18 years old or older, must have temporary permit or class “M” license endorsement

  • Private Practice
    • 15 ½ years of age or older
      • If under 18 years old, parent/guardian approval
      • If 18 years old or older, no special requirements
I live north of the Milwaukee area. What course options are available?

KDMT-MKE would love to the have you as a student. We are centrally located in the Milwaukee are, but we understand commuting from the area north of Milwaukee can be a challenge.  If this is a concern, check out our Green Bay training site for availability: https://kdmotorcycletraining.com/.

TAKING THE COURSE

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What are my options if I don't pass the course?

KDMT is your partner in your journey to get your license.  If you do not pass the first time, you can retake the class for free.  That is KDMT’s commitment to you!

There are a number of options available as next steps if you fail the course.  Options depend on your progress.  Your Rider Coach will assess your skills and discuss with you to come to a common understanding.  Based on that assessment, KDMT will contact you to discuss next steps.  Options range from redoing the skills test only all the way to discontinuing the class.

Go to the “Retake Policy” in the “OUR POLICIES” page for retake option details.

What forms/waivers are required?

There are a number of waivers and forms required for each class.  Go to the Course Forms * page for details.

* IF UNDER 18, there are special considerations with taking any course with KDMT.  Pay special attention to those when you visit the above Forms page.

Where are the Classroom and Riding held/located?

Classroom and/ Range information can be found on the website’s “Location & Maps” page in the “Courses” menu.

What does the course consist of?

BRC1 – (e3 x 5 x 10) 18 hours

  • eCourse:
    • 3 hours
    • Online/Computer-based;  overview of motorcycles, gear, and riding concepts
    • Must be completed within 30 days of the start of your class
  • Classroom:
    • 5 hours
    • In-person; focused on concepts and strategies to minimize risk and handle special riding situations
  • Riding:
    • 10 hours, spread over 2 days
    • On the riding range; Training focuses on basic control skills including straight line riding, weaving, stopping, turning and shifting; then, more advanced skills including stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.

BRC2 – 9 hours

  • Usually completed within a single day
  • Classroom:
    • 3 hours
    • In-person; focused on concepts and strategies to minimize risk and handle special riding situations
  • Riding:
    • 6 hours
    • On the riding range; Exercises focus on basic control skills including straight line riding, weaving, stopping, turning and shifting; then, more advanced skills including stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.
Do I need to bring my own motorcycle?

BRC1 – No

  • Students may use their own licensed motorcycle/scooter of 500cc or less along with proof of registration and insurance.  Contact the training site if you plan to use your own vehicle.

BRC2 – Yes

  • Students must bring their own licensed motorcycle
  • Documentation to provide the instructor include:
    • Class “M” license or temporary motorcycle license
    • Proof of registration
    • Proof of insurance.

Skill Practice – Yes *

  • Students must bring their own licensed motorcycle
    • * Participants can use a training site motorcycle/scooter for an additional fee
  • Documentation to provide the instructor include:
    • Class “M” license or temporary motorcycle license
    • Proof of registration
    • Proof of insurance.
What supplies are required for riding on the range?

See the Course Preparation” page for more information.

The student is required to wear the necessary riding gear for riding on the range.

  • long pants
  • long sleeve shirt (and/or jacket)
  • sturdy shoes that cover ankles (leather boots preferred; no canvas shoes)
  • full-fingered gloves
  • eye protection (clear lenses preferred)
  • a DOT-approved helmet

Student should bring their own refreshments and snacks, and layered clothing options in case of changing weather conditions.

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KD Motorcycle Training has the following available to the student for loan and/or purchase, if needed:

  • helmets from Med to 2XL
  • gloves
  • goggles
  • limited number and sizes of over-the-ankle boots for both women and men
What are the requirements for successful completion?

BRC1 – The student must:

  • Sign and turn in all required forms
  • Attend & participate in all classes & all range exercises
  • Be on time for all events
  • Participate in learning and class discussions
  • Successfully pass the online Basic e-Course
  • Pass the riding assessment at the end of the range training

BRC2 – The student must:

  • Provide own motorcycle, along with proof of registration and insurance
  • Possess a motorcycle temporary license or class “M” endorsement
  • Sign and turn in all required forms
  • Attend & participate in all classes & all range exercises
  • Be on time for all events
  • Participate in learning and class discussions
  • Successfully pass the Street Strategies online e-Course
  • Pass the riding assessment at the end of the range training

Skill Practice – The student must:

  • Provide own motorcycle, along with proof of registration and insurance
  • Possess a motorcycle temporary license or class “M” endorsement
  • Sign and turn in all required forms
I have an out-of-state license. Can I still take the course?

Yes. *

* If you are taking the class as a waiver for your home state’s licensing requirements (i.e. some other state than Wisconsin), some states do not accept Wisconsin-issued BRC completion cards.  Click here to see the restrictions for your state.

Do I have access to the eCourse if I'd like to review the information?

YesYou have lifetime access to your eCourse.  Click here to access your eCourse with your username and password.

What is required for classroom training?

BRC1:

  • eCourse:
    • upon registration, a confirmation email is sent to your email account with eCourse access information (a website, username and password); this must be completed within 30 days of your classroom session.
    • If you did not receive the registration email:
      • check your email account’s SPAM folder
      • contact KD Motorcycle Training Support at the phone number at the top of the website.
    • eCourse URL:  http://elearning.msf-usa.org/
  • Waivers & Other Forms:  there are two waivers (at this time) that must be printed, reviewed and signed;  these waivers shall be given to the instructor prior to the start of class. Depending on the class type, other forms are also required. Go to Course Forms for a listing of all required forms
  • Documents/Supplies:
    • eCourse Cert (printed copy)
    • Driver’s License
    • Signed Waiver(s) and other required forms
    • Pen/Pencil
    • Optional:  personal refreshments (beverage, snacks)
  • Positive attitude! 🙂
What does "counseled out" mean?

It the goal of KD Motorcycle Training to provide each student the best training experience possible given by quality Rider Coaches. To that end, each Rider Coach will work with each student based on their needs.  However, if a student exhibits riding tendencies that result in an unsafe and risky environment to himself/herself or to others, the training school and the Rider Coach have the obligation to remove the student from the range and end the training session for that student.

For specific policy details, go to the “Counsel Out” policy in the policy section of the “ABOUT” menu.

I have a motorcycle license and have rode motorcycles before. Do I have to attend the classroom session?

Yes.  All course components must be completed for successful passing of the course. 

Will I have difficulty riding the motorcycle?

Motorcycling is an awesome and fun experience, and absent special and unique situations, most people can safely ride a motorcycle.  With proper technique and mental awareness, a confident rider can ride most any motorcycle of any size.

However, there are some considerations that you can assess about yourself that will make the experience easier or more difficult. A positive response to the following questions will set you up for success:

  1. Can you ride a bicycle?
    This is a prerequisite for enrolling in our Basic RiderCourse and generally a good gauge of your ability to maneuver a motorcycle.  Bicycling, like motorcycling, is a physical activity that involves balance and coordination.  If you’ve not ridden a bicycle in a while, KDMT recommends that you get plenty of riding in before coming to the range.
  2. Am I mentally ready to ride a motorcycle?
    Riding a motorcycle is not for everybody.  There is inherent risk, and some people are fearful or anxious.  Fear and anxiety are not helpful emotions when riding a motorcycle.
  3. Am I physically able to ride a motorcycle?
    There are certain heights that make riding some motorcycles more difficult.  If you are unable to put your feet firmly on the ground while on the seat, the overall operation is more risky and uncomfortable.

DMV & LICENSING

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Will I get my license if I pass the course?

The successful completion of your BRC1/BRC2 course results in a waiver for the skills/road test portion of the Wisconsin Dept of Transportation (WISDOT) licensing requirements.  Additionally, there is a knowledge test administered at the DMV.

When you complete your course, you will be issued a MSF Completion Card as proof of successful completion.

  • The WISDOT will be notified within 2 business days after card issuance of your passing the course;  at that time, you can visit any DMV center and get your Class “M” Endorsement (provided other licensing requirements are met).
  • If you arrive at the DMV prior to KD Motorcycle Training notifying the DMV of you passing the MSF course, your MSF Card can be used as proof of your successful passing of the course.

Click here to go to the Wisconsin DOT website for more information.

I have an out-of-state license. Can I still take the course?

Yes. *

* If taking the class as a waiver for your home state’s licensing requirements, some states do not accept Wisconsin-issued BRC completion cards.  Click here to see the restrictions for your state.

MOTORCYCLES & SCOOTERS

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What size and type of motorcycles are used in the range training?

BRC1 

  • Motorcycles used in the BRC1 are 500cc or smaller.  Models currently include: BMW GS310 (310cc), BMW GR310 (310cc). 
  • Training site owned scooters are not available; a student may use their own scooter if proof of registration and insurance is provided.

BRC2 

  • The student will use their own motorcycle.
Are Scooters available for range training?

Yes.  Starting in 2022, there will be one school-owned scooter available for the range training.  If you want to use it, call KDMT-MKE to confirm its availability and to reserve it.

Student-owned scooters are allowed, if you’d like to go that route.  If you use your personal scooter, KDMT will need proof of registration and insurance and a passing pre-ride TCLOCS inspection prior to the first range day.  See the Course Forms page for a downloadable TCLOCS form.

Can I use my own motorcycle or scooter in for the range training?

Requirements are based on the course…

  • BRC1Yes … if a motorcycle, if must be under 500cc;  if a scooter 50cc or greater.
  • BRC2 Yes, this is a requirement.

For both courses, use of a student-owned motorcycle or scooter requires proof of registration and insurance and a passing pre-ride TCLOCS inspection prior to the first range day.  See the Course Forms page for a downloadable TCLOCS form.