Why is motorcycle training important? Does it really matter? Is it just for new riders? Is it true that it can help reduce insurance costs?

Here’s some feedback from our vocal rider community!


“My name is Benjamin Hughes. I live in Bothell, Washington. I’ve only been riding for three years. From the very beginning, I’ve had the utmost respect for how dangerous they are. I started with a motorcycle safety foundation course. It was a two or three-day course. And I think everyone should take that course, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider. It introduces you to other things that you wouldn’t normally think about, and I learned a lot in that class. Safety is paramount when it comes to motorcycles.” — Benjamin Hughes


“Motorcycle training is very important, especially for people who are starting out later in life. You really need to get out there and have someone show you what you’re doing, learn how to ride the machine and what the machine will do. Yeah, it’s absolutely essential, I’d say” — Jon “Fozzy” Fosdick


“I started biking since I was young on a dirt bike. I was probably 12, so I’ve been biking probably about 50 years now. Motorcycle training is very important. You’ve got to pay attention to everything. When you’re out there in the training, you learn everything from the bottom up, including your bike, you know how powerful it is, how to take turns, how to relax when you’re riding and keep focused. There’s a lot more to it than just getting on a bike and going. Riders can create their own safety by paying attention around them. Always stay alert, stay focused, and have fun.” — Jimmy


“Training to ride a motorcycle is definitely important. I did learn a lot at the Skagit Valley Motorcycle Class. I was able to get a lot of information from there. I think that’s the best thing you can do, honestly.” — Angela


What’s your opinion? Share your thoughts in the comments!