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Basic Rider Skills Class

CLASS LOCATIONS: Clarksville | Elkhart | Evansville | Fort Wayne | Indianapolis | Kokomo | Merrillville | Westfield | Versailles |  >>> Click here for location walk-on policies

Additional locations and dates may be added - check back for updates



Class requirements and information:

  • COST: $99* Non-Indiana residents $229
    *Must have an Indiana drivers license to qualify for $99 rate
    1. Loaner motorcycle
    2. Classroom materials
    3. One year membership to ABATE of Indiana*

    4. One year subscription to “Hoosier Motorcyclist” magazine

    5. No cost $3500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy

    6. Free legal assistance with ABATE Legal Services

  • Motorcycles are provided for this class.
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  • No permit is required to get your endorsement if you successfully complete the class.**

  • If you are under 18, you must have a parent or guardian’s signed consent (minimum age 16).

  • Students should provide the following gear:
    --- Helmet (a limited number of loaner helmets are available)
    --- Eye protection
    --- Long sleeve shirt or jacket
    --- Long pants (without holes)
    --- Full-finger gloves
    --- Sturdy over-the-ankle footwear
    --- Rain gear may be desired, since classes are held rain or shine - No ponchos

  • Students should arrive at least 15 minutes before the class begins.

  • There are NO REFUNDS, registration is NOT TRANSFERABLE, and a $25 RESCHEDULING FEE will apply (current season only). Rescheduling must be done at least 72 hours before the start of class.

  • This class is on a pass or fail basis. ABATE of Indiana assumes no responsibility for any student completion of these rider education courses. To complete the course you must attend all sessions, and pass a written and riding exam.

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*Current ABATE of Indiana members get one year added to their membership.

**The State of Indiana requires that you must have an Indiana operators license in order to obtain your motorcycle endorsement.

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About the class
The Basic Rider Skills (BRS) class can take anywhere from 15 to 20 hours to complete depending on weather, overall class progression and other factors. The BRS consists of classroom and on-cycle training, and can be completed in one weekend or four to five weekdays.


The Basic Rider Skills class includes:

  • BASIC SKILLS: Straight line riding, turning, shifting, and braking.

  • MENTAL SKILLS: Strategies for riding on the street, handling special situations, and developing the proper attitude for riding.

  • PHYSICAL SKILLS: Advanced turning techniques, maximum braking techniques, swerving



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