Most of Maine Motorcycle Safety Courses

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q: How much is the beginner course?
A: $325.00 which includes the use of a motorcycle.

Q: How long is the course and when is it offered?
A: About 16 hours not counting lunch. Saturday and Sunday or Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to about 5:30 p.m.

Q: Do I get my license after I take this course?
A: We issue you a completion certificate to take to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. If you pass the riding evaluation at the end of the course, you will get a motorcycle endorsement on your license. If not, you will still get a permit and be able to ride legally.

Q: Do I have to take the State's driving test to get my license?
A: The States of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island and others will waive that requirement with a successful score on the riding evaluation at the end of the course. An unsuccessful score means you will have to take a road test.

Q: Does each student get to use a different motorcycle or do we have to share?
A: Each student will be assigned a motorcycle and you will likely ride the same motorcycle for the entire course. There are enough motorcycles so you will not have to share.

Q: If I have my own motorcycle, can I use it in this course?
A: Yes, if it is in good condition, insured, registered and inspected, you can use it for this course. It must not present a safety concern for any reason and is subject to approval of the Rider Coach. Course fee remains the same. No one else in the course will be allowed to ride your motorcycle during any course activity. You can also use a scooter with these same guidelines. We will have a training motorcycle available for you should you become uncomfortable with your  motorcycle.

Q: What will I need to bring to this course?
A: For range activities you will need to wear sturdy over the ankle footwear, full fingered gloves, long sleeves, long pants, eye protection and a DOT approved helmet.

Q: Does everyone pass this course?
A: Approximately 85% of the people pass the first time.

Q: Is there any advanced training available?
A: Yes, we also offer the Basic Rider Course 2 for $100.00. For this course you will be riding your own motorcycle. It is one day of range activities.

Q: Can I become an instructor?
A: Yes, we need experienced riders to help us train other riders. Call us at 207-445-MOST (6678) for details.

Q: What if my question wasn't answered here?
A: Contact us via email with your question, or call us at 207-445-MOST (6678) and we will be happy to answer your questions.