No. MSS will supply students with a 250cc motorcycle and students are welcome to bring their own helmets. If a student needs to borrow a helmet, MSS will provide one that has been approved by the Department of Transportation. Students who borrow a helmet must bring their own bandana or purchase one for $5 from MSS at the time of the lesson.
Students must dress in proper riding attire which consists of: over-the-ankle boots, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt or jack and full-fingered gloves. Students can bring their own helmet (must be approved by the Department of Transportation). If your helmet is not full-faced, please be sure to bring protective eye gear. Additionally, students must bring valid identification. In the event of rain, please be sure to bring appropriate rain gear.
Students who borrow a helmet must bring their own bandana or purchase one for $5 from MSS at the time of the lesson. MSS sells gloves, bandanas, rain gear and helmets at all its locations (except at CSI).
You will not need a motorcycle permit for your first one hour private lesson as it will occur on private property. After the first one hour private lesson, a motorcycle permit is required by New York State law as you will be practicing on public roadways.
Lessons are available seven days a week between the hours of 9AM and 7PM. We recommend that you make reservations at least one week in advance. Private lessons can be scheduled online, by phone or in person at our Brooklyn office (809 Metropolitan Avenue).
Motorcycle lessons are available at all locations except Williamsburg and Red Hook DMV.
Lessons will be tailored based on your knowledge of motorcycles and skill level. Typically, private lessons focus on the motorcycle’s controls, turning, stopping and slow-speed maneuvering.
Everyone learns at their own pace and there is no set number of lessons required to learn how to ride.
If the private lesson is scheduled for Monday through Friday, you must cancel 24 hours in advance of your lesson time. For Saturday and Sunday lessons, you must cancel 48 hours in advance of your lesson time. Students will forfeit their lesson fee if they fail to cancel with enough notice or if they do not appear for their lesson.