Riding Academy | Harley-Davidson of Indianapolis
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Riding Academy™ | Riders Edge® | Indianapolis Harley-Davidson®

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 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 (varies by state) exempt you from the riding portion of your license exam and score you a discount on motorcycle insurance.
  • Course Fees for the Beginners Riding Academy Course are dependant on state of residence. Indiana residents with a valid Indiana Driver's License will be charged $250. A student a valid out of state drivers license will be charged an additional fee of $130 at time of attendance.

Find a Class

  • Get the Early-Bird Riding Academy Class Fee of $200 when you sign up at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport, and Travel Show! Get tickets HERE.

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 helmet that meets DOT requirements
  • A heavy, long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Jeans, chaps, or leather pants
  • Over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Eyewear
Online availability for signing-up for Riding Academy classes will be open February 19th, 2023

Rider State Tests

by appointment only. Call 317-815-2534

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