Motorcycle and Scooter Training
 

What to Bring

 

There are several items required to participate in a Team Oregon course.

Riding Gear

Riding gear is required for all range (on-bike) activities. Students without the required riding gear will be dismissed without refund:

  • Instructor checking student riding gearDOT-approved motorcycle helmet. Loaner helmets are available for basic, intermediate and RSP students. During the COVID-19 emergency, it is strongly recommended that you bring your own helmet.
  • Eye protection. A helmet face shield, goggles, safety glasses, sunglasses or eyeglasses are acceptable.
  • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket. A motorcycle jacket is required for Braking Clinics, Cornering Clinics, ART and PMC Level 2 students, and recommended for all other students.

  • Long pants. Sturdy lower body-clothing must completely cover the legs and have no holes or tears. Motorcycle pants are recommended. Athletic leisure wear (e.g. sweat pants, yoga pants, leggings, jeggings) is not permitted.
  • Full-fingered gloves. Gloves must cover entire hand and fingers. Motorcycle gloves are recommended.
  • Low-heeled boots or shoes that cover and protect the ankle bone. Motorcycle boots are recommended. Boots with flimsy material (e.g. elastic "Romeo" boots) or boots that interfere with the normal use of controls (e.g. high heels) are not permitted.

Recommended

  • COVID-19 precautions: It is strongly recommended that you bring your own helmet, pen/pencil, mask and hand sanitizer. 
  • Bring rain gear and sunscreen – courses are conducted rain or shine.
  • Pack extra clothing to accommodate temperature changes.
  • Bring healthy snacks, water and soft drinks.

Documents

You must bring the following documents to the first class session:

Waiver Form

You must complete and sign the required waiver form. If you are younger than 18, the form must also be signed by a parent or legal guardian. If you cannot print the waiver, one will be provided at class. It is strongly recommended you fill out the waiver form ahead of time during the COVID-19 emergency, to avoid using shared pencils and clipboards.

Download Waiver Form

You must have Adobe® Reader to open and print the waiver form. You can download a free copy of this program from the Adobe® website. 

Driver’s License

  • For basic and intermediate courses, you must present a valid driver’s license or motor vehicle instruction permit.
  • For advanced courses, you must present a valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement.

Proof of Insurance

If you are riding your own bike (see below), you must present current proof of insurance.

Motorcycle

Team Oregon provides training bikes and scooters for basic, intermediate and 3-Wheel Basic courses. Training bikes are not provided for other courses. Our fleet is made up of various makes and models of small, lightweight machines 125-250 cc with seat heights to suit short, medium or tall riders. Some examples are:

Honda Grom
Suzuki TU 250 Honda Grom 125
Suzuki GZ 250 Genuine Buddy 125 Yamaha TW 200

 
The bikes available at each site will vary. You may also ride your own bike in the course:

  • For basic courses: The engine size must be 51-325 cc.
  • For all other courses: The engine size must be at least 51 cc. There is no maximum size limit in these courses.

The bike must have a valid motorcycle license plate. Mopeds or bikes bearing moped license plates are not allowed.

Trikes and reverse trikes are allowed in Advanced Riding Techniques (ART) courses and Cornering Clinics. Sorry, no sidecar rigs are allowed. Trikes must have handlebars and the rider must sit astride the engine or drivetrain. Personal bikes are not allowed in Basic 3-Wheel courses.

The motorcycle must be properly insured. You must show current proof of insurance to the instructor.

The motorcycle must be street legal, in safe riding condition and pass a safety inspection:

  • Tires with adequate tread (recommended 1/8 inch or better) and proper inflation. Two-wheeled vehicles must have motorcycle tires.
  • Properly functioning controls, e.g. front and rear brakes, throttle, clutch, shift lever, final drive.
  • Working headlight, high beam, taillight with stop lamp, horn and signals.
  • No leaking or weeping fluids.

Course Checklist

To help ensure you don’t forget any necessary items, download and print out a handy course checklist:

Checklist for Basic Course

Checklist for Intermediate Course

Checklist for Rider Skills Practice

Checklist for Braking Clinic

Checklist for Cornering Clinic

Checklist for Precision Maneuvering Clinic

Checklist for Advanced Riding Techniques (ART) Course

Checklist for Basic 3-Wheel Course