FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

  • REGISTERING FOR A COURSE
  • What are my course options, and how do I get enrolled? 
    There are two courses offered by KD Motorcycle Training:

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

    Click here get additional details on each course, their course schedules, and how to enroll.

  • What does the course cost?
    • BRC1 – $325 (price includes MSF’s online Basic e-Course) – More Info
    • BRC2 – $180 (price includes MSF’s online Street Strategies e-Course) – More Info

    For any other information please contact us at (262) 895-3805.

  • Do I need to take the course?
    Anyone who drives a motorcycle must have a Class M motorcycle license or motorcycle instruction permit.

    Moped drivers do not need a Class M license. They can operate a moped with a Class D regular or probationary license. However, it is not legal to operate a moped with only a valid instruction permit.

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

  • Do I need my temporary permit before the course begins?
    BRC1 No.  As of October 1, 2006, individuals completing a BRC1 are not required to hold a motorcycle temporary permit before they register and take the BRC1 course.

    NOTE 1: Students who want to practice riding their motorcycle on the roadways prior to attending the motorcycle course will need their temporary permit.  You’ll need to pass the written knowledge test at the Department of Transportation and pay the temporary permit fee.

    NOTE 2: Individuals who want a temporary permit for the third time will need  to provide verification of enrollment to the Department of Transportation.  If requested, KDMT-MKE can e-mail you a Proof of Enrollment letter upon enrollment and successful payment.

      • Contact Support at (262) 895-3805, or email MSFRiderCoachBob@yahoo.com, to request the proof of enrollment letter.

     

    BRC2 Yes

    Note 1: Participants must be 18 years or older to enroll in and/or attend the BRC2.
    Note 2: Same as Note 2 above.

  • What is the age requirements to take the course?
    BRC1 – Learners must be 15 ½ years of age and have completed Driver Education Theory.  If under 18, a parent or guardian approval is required.

    BRC2 – Participants must be 18 years or older.

  • TAKING THE COURSE

  • What forms/waivers are required?  *
    The following waivers are required and must be signed and given to the instructor at the first interaction of the course, generally the classroom session:

    * IF UNDER 18, you MUST have a parent or guardian sign BOTH forms below in the presence of the class instructor at the time of class, OR, you can have the forms/parental signatures notarized prior to the start of your class.

  • How many hours is the course?
    BRC1 – 18 hours: 3 hours for the computer-based (“eCourse”) training session, 5 hours for Classroom instruction, 10 hours riding exercises (riding is spread over 2 days).

    BRC2 – The course is 9 hours (3 hours of classroom + 6 hours of riding exercises.  This course is generally done via a one-day course (either Saturday or Sunday only).

  • What does the course consist of?
    • eCourse:  The eCourse is a computer-based training overview of motorcycles, gear, and riding concepts.  The online e-Course must not be completed more than 30 days prior to your first class date.
    • Classroom:  In the classroom learners will be provided with concepts and strategies to minimize risk and handle special riding situations.
    • Riding:  During the riding portion learners will be coached on the physical skills of basic control skills including straight line riding, stopping, turning and shifting, and then you’ll move on to more advanced skills such as stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.

  • Do I need to bring my own motorcycle?
    BRC1 – No; however, students may use their own licensed motorcycle/scooter of 500cc or less along with proof of registration and insurance.

    BRC2 Yes, students bring their own licensed motorcycle along with temporary motorcycle license, proof of registration and proof of insurance.

  • What supplies are required for riding on the range?
    The student is required to wear the appropriate riding gear for riding sessions, including:

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

    See the “Riding Gear” page for more information.


    Note: KD Motrocycle Training has the following available to the student, if needed:

    • limited number of training helmets from Med to 2XL (it is recommended the student bring their own helmet for fit and comfort). 
    • gloves
    • goggles
    • limited number and sizes of over-the-ankle boots (women and men)

  • What are the requirements for successful completion?
    BRC1 – The learner must:

    • Attend all classes
    • Participate in all range exercises
    • Be on time for class and range
    • Sign and turn in both Liability Waiver and Covid-19 Waiver forms
    • Participate in learning and class discussions
    • Successfully pass the online Basic e-Course
    • Pass the riding assessment that measure riding competencies

    BRC2 – The learner must:

    • Attend all classes
    • Participate in all range exercises
    • Be on time for class and range
    • Sign and turn in both Liability Waiver and Covid-19 Waiver forms
    • Participate in learning and class discussions
    • Successfully pass the Street Strategies online e-Course
    • Pass the riding assessment that measure riding competencies
    • Provide their own motorcycle, along with proof of registration and insurance
    • Possess a motorcycle temporary license

  • 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, 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?
    Yes.  You have lifetime access to your eCourse.  Click here to access it 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:  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.
    • Supplies:
      • eCourse Cert (printed copy)
      • Signed Waiver(s)
      • 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 course possible, and 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. KD Motorcycle Training will work with the student to determine any next steps in completing the training, if it makes sense to do so.

    There is no refund of any monies if a student is counseled out.

  • MOTORCYCLES & SCOOTERS

  • What size motorcycles will we learn on?
    BRC1 – Motorcycles used in the BRC1 are 500cc or smaller, and include: BMW GS310 (310cc), BMW GR310 (310cc).  *

    * See FAQ on use of Scooters

    BRC2 – You’ll use your own motorcycle.

  • Are Scooters available for range training?
    No.  At this time, there are no school-owned scooters available for the range training.  

    However, you can use your own scooter instead of one the training site motorcycles.  If you’d like to use your own scooter, proof of registration and insurance is required and must be provided to KD Motorcycle Training prior to the first range day.

  • Can I use my own motorcycle or scooter in for the range training?
    BRC1:  Depends.  If a motorcycle, if must be under 500cc. Yes if a scooter 50cc or greater.  For both, proof of insurance and registration must be provided to KD Motorcycle Training prior to the first range training date.

    BRC2:  Yes, this is a requirement.

  • POLICIES

  • What are my options if I don't pass the course?
    There are a number of options available as next steps if you fail the course.  These options depend on your progress in the initial course.  You and the Rider Coach will come to an agreement on an assessment of your overall skill progress, and one of the following options will be implemented:

    • Full course, including both Day-1 & Day-2 range exercises and the riding skills evaluation ($0 – FREE)
    • Half course, including Day-2 riding exercises and the riding skills evaluation ($0 – FREE)
    • Test, including the riding skills evaluation only ($0 – Free)

    Note that any retake option requires a minimum 48-hour delay between the end of the original class and the retake; also, the classroom portion is not required.

  • What does "counseled out" mean?
    It the goal of KD Motorcycle Training to provide each student the best training course possible, and 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. KD Motorcycle Training will work with the student to determine any next steps in completing the training, if it makes sense to do so.

    There is no refund of any monies if a student is counseled out.

  • DMV & LICENSING

  • Will I get my license if I pass the course?
    The successful completion of your BRC1/BRC2 course is 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 you are 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.

  • CLASS/RANGE LOCATIONS

  • Where is the classroom held/located?
    Classroom location information can be found on the website’s “Location & Maps” page.  Click here.

  • Where is the riding range held/located?
    The Riding Range location information can be found on the website’s “Location & Maps” page.  Click here.


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