3-WHEEL BASIC RIDERCOURSE
MSF 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse
The MSF 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC) is a basic, entry-level, learn-to-ride 3-wheel motorcycle training and education course. It provides the same fundamental skills as the MSF Basic RiderCourse, but on 3-wheel, 3-track motorcycles (not sidecars). 3WBRC. RiderCoaches who have been trained and certified by the MSF conduct the 3WBRC.
The course consists of both classroom and hands-on instruction including classroom instruction, riding exercises and a knowledge and skill test. Total instructional time is approximately 16 hours. A completion card will be issued.
Course fees will be determined by the local site conducting the training. A DMV Skills Test License Waiver will be issued on successful completion of the course.
How does the MSF define the term “3-wheel motorcycle” for 3WBRC purposes?
A 3-wheel motorcycle must meet the following design requirements:
1. Three-track wheel orientation (leaves three separate tracks during straight-line operation)
– Dual wheels may be front or rear
2. Motorcycle-based conversion or design
– Handlebar steering
single brake pedal or lever control, automatic clutch, or automatic transmission are allowed)
– Saddle seating
– Seating causes rider/passenger to straddle vehicle
– If designed for a passenger, passenger must be seated behind operator
3. Turning diameter of the vehicle at its widest point must be less than 40 feet.
4. The vehicle must meet all applicable federal/state on-road vehicle standards.
5. Under no circumstances will vehicles with the following design characteristics be allowed in the 3WBRC:
– Automotive hybrids or automotive conversions
– Vehicles with automotive controls or seating
– Vehicles with rear or front mounted engines (engines must be mounted mid-frame below the rider)
– Vehicles with enclosed or semi-enclosed riding compartments
– Any other significant departure from the standard motorcycle design.
Can a motorcycle with a sidecar or detachable ‘trike’ kit attend the 3WBRC class?
No - The 3WBRC was developed specifically for the 3-track, 3-wheel motorcycles only.
Are passengers allowed in 3WBRC?
No - The 3WBRC is an entry-level, learn-to-ride training and education course. Passengers or use of trailers,
Are the requirements for personal protective gear for the 3WBRC the same as the BRC?
Yes - Personal protective gear includes a helmet designed to meet DOT standards, eye protection, gloves,
over-the-ankle footwear, long-sleeved shirt or jacket and long pants.
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