Yamaha Rider Instruction, Demonstration & Events - Basic


Start your journey with us. Yamaha creates an alliance with training organizations that offer riding courses and instructional programs to fit your needs.

The go-to place for rider resources is your local Yamaha dealership. A trained RIDE specialist can help you get involved in:

  •  rider training
  •  special programs
  •  clubs
  •  the perfect adventure
  •  demo events
  •  ...and other great rider resources

Find a RIDE Specialist near you


Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF®)
Nonprofit organization dedicated to making motorcycling safer and more enjoyable by ensuring access to lifelong quality education and training for current and prospective riders, and by advocating a safer riding environment.

If you complete an MSF training course and buy a Yamaha Street, Dual Purpose, Off-Road motorcycle or Scooter, you can get an incentive check for up to $100 paid directly to you. Learn more about this offer.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation® (MSF®) Dirtbike School (DBS)
MSF®-certified coaches teach basic riding skills and responsible riding practices at approved training sites throughout the country for novice to experienced riders looking to increase their skills on or off-road.

Raines Racing and Raines Riding University
Led by highly respected Yamaha Off-road Racer and Six-time AMA® Hare Scrambles Champion, Jason Raines, the Raines Riding University offers Full Circle Training Camps throughout the country for dirt-bike riders wanting to improve their skills both on and off the bike, including overall lap times, by learning advanced skills used by the pros.

American Supercamp Motorcycle Technique Schools
Riding skills and balance improvement courses taught onboard a fleet of Yamaha off-road bikes. For experienced riders and racers only: Street riders, roadracers, flat trackers, motocrossers, and Supermoto.

Texas Tornado Boot Camp
One-stop shop for all ages and skill levels for new and experienced off-road riders to learn, practice, and build their motorcycle skills onboard top-of-the-line Yamaha dirt bikes. Programs from the Four-Day Experience to the Beginning Rider Course are taught by MotoGP® racer Colin "Texas Tornado" Edwards at his training facility in Montgomery, Texas (40 miles north of Houston). Watch MotoUSA’s Texas Tornado Boot Camp: Colin Edward’s Camp Revisited video to learn more.”

Rich Oliver's Mystery School
Off-road dirt bike training school and flat track riding school offers five different programs from beginner to expert rider onboard Yamaha dirt bikes.

Road America Motorcycle School
The Road America Motorcycle School is one of Wisconsin's premier cycle-training facilities, educating thousands of two-wheel enthusiasts in a variety of courses since 2005. Courses include basic motorcycle and scooter operation, which include real world street skill techniques. Taught by award-winning instructors who are experts in adult learning practices these courses strive to make each participant a safer more confident rider. Courses are available April through November in a variety of day, evening, and weekend formats using the latest Yamaha motorcycles and scooters..