Training Makes the Rider.
No matter your riding style, there's a rider training course to help enhance your abilities, increase your comfort and maximize your enjoyment of your time on two wheels. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse℠ is the perfect jumpstart for those who got their first set of two wheels or are returning to riding after a long time away. BMW's own Performance Center offers a variety of on-road and off-road courses at its Spartanburg, South Carolina facility. If you are looking to upgrade your riding skills for the road or the track, California Superbike School offers coaching on S 1000 RRs on tracks across the country. And for those wanting to experience adventure riding, RawHyde Adventures offers training and trips on the range of GS models.
BMW Performance Center
BMW created the BMW Performance Center to be North America’s premier motorcycle and automotive training facility. Both off-road and on-road classes covering balance, body position, throttle and clutch control, and other safety techniques are available on the R 1200 GS, F 800 GS or even your own BMW Motorcycle bike. From enduro laps in the woods to drills on the tarmac, you’ll learn the secrets to being a great rider from certified BMW instructors and conquer road or trail like never before.
California Superbike School
California Superbike School founder Keith Code has been helping riders get safer, faster and more confident for over 30 years. Whether you are riding your bike or one of the provided S 1000 RRs, the school’s expert coaching staff will move you through barriers to improvement, through Keith Code’s step-by-step method and proven technique for proper cornering. No matter how good you are right now, you will improve.
RawHyde Adventures is BMW’s officially sponsored off-road training center. With four facilities in California and Colorado, RawHyde can help you learn what a BMW GS is capable of in the backcountry. From navigation and bike set-up to the skills and techniques you need to successfully master the art of off-road riding, RawHyde provides the ultimate adventure experience. After your training, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy a two-day adventure to RawHyde's legendary Base Camp Alpha, located in the heart of the amazing Mojave Desert. RawHyde’s programs are “all inclusive” with lodging, meals and beverages as part of your adventure experience!
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
New to riding or need a refresher course? The instructors at Motorcycle Safety Foundation℠ will get you started off on the right foot with riding basics, safety guidelines, guidance on proper gear and information on your state’s motorcycling laws. Find a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course in your area at msf-usa.org.