Southwest Motorcycle Training is a family owned and operated business specializing in teaching the public how to ride a motorcycle safely and still have fun. We offer classes for ages 15 and up. If you're under 25 years old, you must first have a valid class C learner's permit or an unrestricted class C license. We are approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Let us show you what being in business since 1992 can do for you. Call any time for more information and be sure to mention that you saw us on the Web!
Texas DPS & MSF Approved
Sign up for the Basic Riders Course if you haven't had much experience or if you've never ridden at all. We also get a lot of requests for the basic course from riders who rode ten or twenty years ago and want to re-enter the sport with an advantage. It's a terrific way to remember how to ride If you're under 25 years old, you must first have a valid class C learner's permit or an unrestricted class C license. To obtain your M endorsement in Texas you must complete the Basic Course first. The state only requires an on-cycle evaluation, when applying for a Texas motorcycle driver's license, if you're under 18 years of age. Most insurance companies offer discounted rates upon completion.
In the basic course, we teach you how to operate a motorcycle, the best protective clothing to wear, how to avoid dangerous situations, and how to get out of those dangerous situations you can't avoid.
You learn how to make your motorcycle perform like an extension of yourself. The best part is you don't even need a helmet or motorcycle. We provide them for you.
Price is according to location. Check that page for price infomation. Payment must be made in advance and is non-refundable if you cancel your appearance without 72 hours prior notice. Under certain circumstances payment options may vary, call to see if you qualify.
When you come to class be sure to wear the proper gear for riding. We require you to wear a long sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants, sturdy shoes that cover your ankle bone (boots or high-top athletic (non-canvas) shoes), eye protection (eyeglasses, sunglasses, or goggles) and full-fingered gloves.
The Advanced Rider Course is for experienced riders only. You work with other riders like yourself. Since advanced students use their own motorcycles, you'll see all types of bikes, from cruisers to sport bikes to touring machines. Most insurance companies offer discounted rates upon completion.
No matter how long you've been riding, the advanced course is tough enough to challenge your skills. You learn about high-speed maneuvering, quick swerving and avoidance techniques, countersteering, traction control, and emergency braking for curves and slippery surfaces. Skills you can use whether you're touring cross-country or just riding down to the corner store.
When you come to the advanced course be sure to bring the proper gear for riding. We require you to wear a DOT approved helmet, a long sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants, sturdy shoes that cover your ankle bone (boots or high-top athletic(non-canvas) shoes), eye protection (eyeglasses, sunglasses, or goggles), and full-fingered gloves. Of course you'll have to provide your own motorcycle. It's a good idea to check it over thoroughly a day or two before the course so you won't have to worry about the bike during the range exercises. And don't forget to bring your driver's license (with motorcycle endorsement) and proof of insurance with you to class.