Harley-Davidson of Charlotte
9205 E Independence Blvd Matthews, NC 28105
I-485 Exit 51A Located Behind IHop

Harley-Davidson of Charlotte

877-712-3578
Open 6 Days A Week
*CLOSED Mondays. Service is CLOSED Sundays

NEW RIDER COURSE

registration new

WHAT TO EXPECT

When you take a New Rider Course at the Riding Academy you’ll:

Learn to ride on a genuine Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.

Get in-class and on-range instruction from Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) and H-D® Certified Coaches.

Learn to safely accelerate, shift, brake, and turn, along with maneuvers like controlling skids and surmounting obstacles.

Earn an MSF Basic RiderCourseSM Completion Card, which may (valid in North Carolina only) exempt you from the riding portion of your license exam and score you a discount on motorcycle insurance.

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NEW RIDER COURSE FAQs

What will I need to register?

You'll need a valid automobile driver's license or learner's permit, and have the ability to ride a bicycle.

Do I need any special gear?

You'll need to bring the following:

  • A heavy, long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Jeans, chaps, or leather pants
  • Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • A helmet that meets DOT requirements
  • Eyewear