Beginner Riders Training
The rider provides their own motorbike. We can train a rider to manage any size bike. It
is preferable that the rider thinks carefully about starting on a smaller bike – for adults a
150cc and above, and for young adolescents a suitable smaller cc bike.
We do not train K53 however the riding skills trained are used successfully by the rider to apply to the K53 system. Our training will enable the rider to ride any system both locally in RSA and abroad. Most people believe the K 53 system teaches you to ride – it does not – it merely gives you a system of observation tasks and tools to apply that should keep you safe but the riding skills and drills are not really part of this. It does not train how to position how to corner when and how to apply brakes etc.
Without these critical skills one is a danger to themselves and other road users. one must start with the correct base skills form get go.
Riders wishing to undertake and prepare for K53 licensing, should first get the correct skills and then learn the system which is radically shortened if one can ride proficiently
K53 bike size delineation to allow the rider to ride any bike requires a 150cc or larger when riding the practical test .
Note: A small bike is easier to manage and learn the basics upon.
Attempting to achieve a K53 license on a big bike it is best to ride the test on as smaller bike as possible especially if one is a novice
We believe learning the basics on a dirt track accelerates the skills that then can be built upon on a stable tarmac surface. We do initial training on our safe stable dirt surface track .
It is specifically designed to ensure that the student rider understands that the bike and the rider may move around, and the wheels and tyres can move upon the terrain both forward and slightly laterally at slow speed. This provides initial confidence and understanding.
Secondly, it teaches the rider to give the bike flexibility to allow it to maintain its natural
ability to stay upright while moving. The bikes will get dirty and dusty,
The second session is on a firm excellent traction surface where the rider then builds on
this confidence and add lean angles and use off all controls preparing for a road
Our overview on what we teach.
Bike Basics (never ridden before) Session 1
- Controls, clutch, engine, brakes and importance of both, body position
- Basics of Mechanics, Protective Gear
- Balance of a bike /
- Picking up a dropped bike
- Clutch control off the bike / on bike
- Mounting and dismounting
- Straight line and change of direction
- Acceleration and deceleration
Bike Control (Session 2)
- 180 degree turns
- Basic Cornering
- Basic hill climbs and hill pull offs
- Balance and envelope of safety
- Emergency stops
SCOPE: The Road Craft Course (RCC) is designed for the rider whom has riden for a while – completed the basic and possibly the URC course .
The RCC is a combination of our road skill with positioning and defensive riding with exercises conducted while on out rides or runs.
There is a theoretical element and we ride at normal road and highway speed teaching riders the importance of effective motorcycle manipulation in real-life ridding
situations. This course was is based on advanced riding training and years of experience in many countries . Riding experience of 1 – 2 years (+/- 3000km) is recommended.
- TAP and Go System
- Envelope of safety
- practical riding
- observation and personal riding adjustments
Urban Rider Course (URC)
SCOPE: The Urban Rider Course (URC) (MSI Standard) is designed for the Urban Rider focussing on city, town, or commuting speeds.
The URC is a combination of if the MSI Advanced Rider and Skilled Rider Courses. Exercises are done from move-off
up to 80km/h, teaching riders the importance of effective motorcycle manipulation in real-life traffic
situations. This course was developed by Hein Jonker from MSI to address Urban Risks based on 4 years of Accident Data Collection and
Analysis . Riding experience of 3 -6 months (1000km) is recommended. Bike School Southern Africa (BSSA) is authorised to provide the course to the MSI standard
- Handling and set up of bike.
- Mounting & Dismounting.
- Motorcycle Controls
- Stopping: it is not just a stop
- Braking: Front & Rear Brake when and how
- Counter Steering: 2 ways & the right way
- Target Fixation: to work for you, not against you.
- Quick U-turns: no time to get lazy.
- Hazard Avoidance: reduce and manipulate.
- Stop-n-Go: avoid rear-end.
- Emergency Escape: separating swerving from braking.
- Slow Ride & Filter skills
Adventure Bike Basics Training
SCOPE: The purpose is to augment your road skills with gravel skills and is specifically requested to
supplement the URC – this course does not cover technical riding where we cover sand, rocks, water
It designed to give the rider the basics to ensure one can cope with regular gravel roads and similar
that a rider may expect on regular adventure rides.
We cover preparation both bike and the adventure in mind and the basics of handling your
adventure bike for gravel style terrain.
- Body position.
- Mounting and dismounting.
- Getting up on the pegs.
- Acceleration and deceleration.
- Turning around.
- Cornering on gravel/dirt road surfaces.
- Picking up a downed bike.
- Riding downhills.
- Hill climbs.
- Failed uphill climb recovery.
Adventure bike off-road skills
SCOPE: This course has been developed to focus on the off-road skills required to handle
your adventure bike within its average capabilities. This course is designed to
provide safety and enhance the knowledge and skills required to enjoy adventure
riding and tackle gravel roads and tracks. It does not prepare you for small enduro
style riding although the skills are similar. Having experience on an enduro
motorcycle is advantageous.
Enduro off-road beginners training
SCOPE: This course has been developed to focus on the off-road skills required handle you dirt/ enduro bike within its average capabilities. This course is designed to provide safety and enhance the knowledge and skills required to enjoy at enduro tracks, Madlala type events and tackle gravel roads and single tracks. the training covers enduro style riding skills.
|1. Body position
2. Mounting and dismounting
3. Getting up on the pegs
4. Turning around
6. Emergency stops
7. Acceleration and deceleration
8. Picking up a downed bike
9. Riding downhills
10. Hill climbs
11. Failed uphill climb recovery
12. Lifting front wheel
13. Riding on rocks
14. Riding in sand