Motorcycle and Scooter Training

What to Bring


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 and intermediate students.
  • Eye protection. A helmet face shield, goggles, safety glasses, sunglasses or eyeglasses are acceptable.
  • Long-sleeves. Long sleeves are required for basic and intermediate courses. Some advanced courses require a motorcycle jacket.

  • Long pants. Sturdy pants must completely cover the legs and have no holes or tears. Athletic leisure wear like sweat pants, yoga pants, leggings and jeggings are not permitted.
  • Full-fingered gloves. Gloves must cover entire hand and fingers. Leather 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.


  • Bring rain gear and sunscreen – courses run rain or shine.
  • Extra clothing in case the weather changes.
  • Healthy snacks and water.


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 in your confirmation, one will be provided at class.

Driver’s License

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

Proof of Insurance

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


Team Oregon provides training bikes and scooters for basic, intermediate and 3-Wheel Basic courses. Training bikes are not provided for other courses. Our bikes are small, lightweight machines 125-250 cc with seat heights to suit short, medium or tall riders. The bikes at each site will vary. Some examples are:

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

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.

Course Checklist

To help ensure you don’t forget anything, download and print a course checklist:

Checklist for Basic Course

Checklist for Intermediate Course

Checklist for RSP Road Riding Tactics

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