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Level 1

Beginner / Novice

Welcome Class / Introduction
  • Introduction of coaches and other students

  • Importance of personal protective gear

  • Proper motorcycle setup

  • Pre-ride inspection

Range Signals, Rules & Warm-up Exercises
  • Know the range signals

  • Rules of riding on the range

  • Warm up and stretching

Controls, Engine Start / Stop

  • Proper use of the protective gear

  • Correct mounting and dismounting procedure

  • Correct posture

  • Proper operation of controls

  • Use of FINE-C procedure to start the engine

  • Proper shutdown procedure

Moving theMotorcycle
  • Accurate clutch/throttle usage

  • Control of the motorcycle

  • Smooth motion while starting and stopping

  • Head and eyes up, looking ahead

  • Knees in against tank

  • Smooth brake application

Starting / Stopping Drill

  • Smooth, controlled starts, using the friction zone

  • Controlled, accurate stops, using both brakes

Riding Posture
  • Proper foot placement

  • Correct standing posture

  • Eyes and head up

  • Smooth clutch and throttle control

  • Maintain control of motorcycle

  • Use proper procedures and techniques when shifting

  • Coordinate clutch and throttle control

  • Match engine speed with motorcycle speed

  • Ease clutch out smoothly for downshifting

Lower Body Control

  • Correct riding posture

  • Steady, smooth throttle

  • Look ahead

  • Initiate turn using the lower body

  • Maintain an adequate following distance

Riding Management Discussion Lesson

(No Riding)

  • State causes of motorcycle mishaps

  • Name a strategy to help manage risk

  • Identify terrain variables that influence decisions

Turning & Gap Selection

  • Correct riding posture

  • Look through turns

  • Proper weight shift

  • Smooth throttle control

  • Smooth shifts

  • Maintain a safe following distance

  • Use SEE strategy to reduce risks

  • Proper standing rider posture

  • Look ahead

  • Lean motorcycle in the direction of turn

  • Weight outside footpeg

  • Upper body positioned on outside of turn

  • Use clutch/throttle to maintain directional control

Riding Over Obstacles

  • Approach obstacle close to 90 degrees

  • Slow before obstacle

  • Stand on footpegs with knees and elbows bent

  • Unweight the front end as front wheel reaches obstacle

Riding Responsibly Discussion Lesson

(No Riding)

  • Name positive and responsible riding behaviors

  • Name laws that apply in your area


Post-Ride Check / Dismissal

  • Understanding steps to be covered in post-ride check

  • Class dismissal

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