Brandon Harley-Davidson
9841 E Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619
Harley-Davidson Riding Academy at Harley-Davidson® of Brandon

Harley-Davidson Riding Academy at Harley-Davidson® of Brandon

As the current COVID-19 pandemic evolves, and the CDC & Governor announce changes to guidelines, we will continue to update our Guests and make adjustments in the dealership. 

At this time, our Riding Academy Course will stay open; our RA Coaches and Students will have their own supply of cleaning and sanitizing products for the training room, supplies and bikes on the range. We are also re-organizing the classes, so that no class is more than 10 Guests in a room at one time. If you feel uncomfortable with taking the RA course during this time (or have recently been exposed to the COVID-19 virus), please give us a call as soon as possible. We want you to feel excited and confident on the range, so we are here to adjust your RA course date as needed, with NO PENALTY FEE! 

Thank you for choosing Harley-Davidson of Brandon to earn your wings!

 See you on the range.


GREAT RIDERS AREN'T BORN. THEY'RE MADE.
LEARN TO RIDE - OR RIDE BETTER - THE H-D® WAY.

If you’re ready to experience the unique thrill of riding your own motorcycle for the first time, there’s no better place to learn than the New Rider Course at Harley-Davidson™ Riding Academy. Experienced riders, take your skills to the next level with the Skilled Rider Course. Available only at Authorized H-D® Dealerships.

NEW RIDER COURSE     SKILLED RIDER COURSE    3-Wheel RIDER COURSE    MSF COURSES

    NEW RIDER COURSE 
     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.

Complete an online e-course prior to your first night of class.

Learn to safely accelerate, shift, brake, and turn, along with maneuvers like quick stops, swerving and surmounting obstacles.

Earn an MSF Basic RiderCourseSM Completion Card, which may (varies by state) exempt you from the riding portion of your license exam and score you a discount on motorcycle insurance.

You must hold at least a valid Class E operator’s driver license.

      Be at least 16 years old, and if under 18, hold at least a Learner’s License for one year with no traffic      convictions.

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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


SKILLED RIDER COURSE (BRC2)
WHAT TO EXPECT

Take your riding to an all-new level with the Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Skilled Rider Course. Created for experienced riders, it offers advanced tips and techniques that help you own the road.

The course runs 1 day and is built on the curriculum of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF) Basic RiderCourse 2 Suite. It is taught by devoted MSF and H-D® Certified Instructors.

The course focuses on improving these skills:

  • Control at low speeds

  • Risk management

  • Limited space maneuvers

  • Cornering judgment

  • Swerving and stopping quickly on straights and in curves

  • Multiple curve maneuvers and surmounting objects

When you're done, you'll earn a MSF Basic RiderCourse 2 completion card that may qualify you for a discount on motorcycle insurance.

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SKILLED RIDER COURSE FAQS
WHAT WILL I NEED TO REGISTER?

  • A street-ready motorcycle
  • Motorcycle endorsement, permit or license
  • Proof of valid motorcycle insurance

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

What bike will I ride?

For the riding portion, you will provide a street-ready motorcycle.

3-WHEEL BASIC RIDER COURSE (3WNRC) 
WHAT TO EXPECT

New to 3-wheel motorcycle riding? No worries. The 3-wheel New Rider Course is your gateway to 3-wheeled freedom. It’s designed to give you the skills to ride with confidence, whether you’re a first-time rider or it’s your first time on three wheels. The 3-Wheel New Rider Course is an entry-level, learn-to-ride 3-wheel motorcycle training and education course taught by MSF and Harley-Davidson Riding Academy Certified Coaches. 

Total course time is approximately 18-20 hours, including classroom instruction, riding exercises on a practice track, and a knowledge and skill test.

You will need a 3-wheeled motorcycle. In some instances, your dealer can provide you with a bike to train on. Contact your dealer to see if they can provide a bike for the range sessions. 


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