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Class: M1 is…
…a premium private, highly personalized and comprehensive rider training service.

We work primarily with one client at a time to maximize attention; optimize individual learning styles; accommodate busy schedules; and provide the most effective, efficient, and exceptional experience possible.

1:1 training and in-helmet communication make the difference!

“Don’t hesitate. Class: M1 is THE choice. This training is essential for new riders, anyone who’s ridden without training, or anyone looking to build upon their existing skillset. The one-on-one format shortens your learning curve. Your confidence and command of your riding ability will increase dramatically. Very patient, highly organized, well-prepared and safety-minded. Couldn’t provide a stronger recommendation!” -Jason M.

Class: M1 is the only fully certified, licensed and insured private motorcycle school in California.

~Complimentary copy of The Craft and Art of Motorcycling now included with all courses!~ (New clients only)


Class M1
Our new-rider training. This 5-hour package prepares new and limited-experience riders for a California class M1 motorcycle endorsement (minimum age of 21 to obtain license).

Our training motorcycle or scooter(!) is provided for the DMV skills test or you may use your own.

Intro Class
Bike-curious? Our introduction to motorcycle riding is the perfect start. New riders will get up on two wheels and introduced to the fundamentals. This is a hands(and feet!)-on primer.

Intro Class hours can be applied toward our comprehensive new-rider class. Dip a toe. The water is fine!

Ideal for gifting.

Scooter Class
Our “motor-driven cycle” training. This 4-hour package prepares new and limited-experience street-scooter riders for the now required California Class M1 motorcycle endorsement (minimum age of 21 to obtain license).

Our training scooter is provided for the DMV skills test or you may use your own.

Plus-One Classes
We believe strongly in the virtues of 1:1 training. Notably, it gives us the flexibility to personalize our approach and customize our service to best accommodate our clients.

Because we get regular requests to train two or more people together, we’ve fine-tuned a solution for training multiple riders while maintaining the benefits of our 1:1 model. While we have and can arrange for larger groups, our plus-one packages are most common. Utilizing 3-way intercom communication, we can efficiently and effectively provide this option as a 1-Day Basic Course.

Class M1 Plus One

  • 8 hours: Private Training (closed-range)
  • DMV Skills Test concierge service for 2 consecutive appointments optional
  • Complimentary copies of The Craft and Art of Motorcycling (New clients only)

Intro Class Plus One

Scooter Class Plus One

  • 6 hours: Private Training (closed-range)
  • DMV Skills Test concierge service for 2 consecutive appointments optional
  • Complimentary copies of The Craft and Art of Motorcycling (New clients only)

Transition Class
OK! You’ve learned the basics and just bought your first bike (or maybe just starting the search). Or, you’re a returning rider and feeling a little rusty. Perhaps you’ve just traded-in your Triumph Bonneville for a Ducati Panigale!

This 5-hour highly personalized, mixed range/road training package will help transition you to a bigger bike and the road ahead with optional on-street training.

Transition training is an effective companion to our 1-Day Basic Course, and important next step forward.

We understand that riding to our location is not always a safe option for inexperienced riders. Use our small or mid-size bikes (range only), or we’ll help arrange pick-up and return of your motorcycle/scooter. We can also facilitate motorcycle rental and delivery. Plus-One options are available.

Please contact us for consultation and rates.

Open Class
Our highly-personalized continuing rider training. What skills do you need to develop or sharpen?

Class M1 (or other basic rider program) graduates often desire additional training to bolster and enhance skills, or guidance transitioning to more real-life riding.

More experienced riders can benefit from individualized M1 endorsement preparation; advanced skill development on the training range; 2-Up passenger training; or applied-riding guidance along some of Southern California’s most glorious motorcycling roads.

Open Class training is available hourly (3-hour minimum). Includes complimentary copy of The Craft and Art of Motorcycling (New clients only).

Give A Dream
Forget the tie. Eighty-six the blender. Give a dream.

Gift packages are available, welcomed, and encouraged. We will work with you to make your gift of motorcycle training as special as it ought to be.

Please contact us for consultation and rates.



Constant Contact
A signature of Class: M1 training is the use of helmet intercom communication between instructor and client. We have found this to be a hugely beneficial tool in the process. Instructors have the ability to provide real-time direction and coaching. Clients tell us that this “lifeline” provides essential feedback, helping them feel assured, relaxed, and confident.

We wouldn’t train without it. Neither should you.

The Instructor
Your training will be facilitated by an experienced, certified motorcycle instructor.

Calm, patient, systematic instruction is our standard. Your success and safety are our priority; your enthusiastic satisfaction our goal. Big, joyous smiles are guaranteed.

The Motorcycles

  • Our motorcycles: We thoughtfully select small, friendly training motorcycles for our new-rider clients. The fleet is purchased brand-new, carefully maintained, and regularly updated. Our fleet of 125cc models feature a neutral riding-position and are ideally manageable and maneuverable. A bigger 650cc standard model is available for Transition Class training.
  • Our scooters: We also provide easy-to-handle Vespa-style 50cc scooters for both training and the DMV skills test.
  • Your own motorcycle: Applied training for more experienced riders can be on a client’s personal bike. Within certain parameters, personal bikes can also be used for new-rider training.

The Range
Class: M1 provides a large, controlled, secured, safe, private training-range for our clients. Our exclusive facility in North Hollywood is open 7-days a week. Additional locations coming soon!

Please contact us for consultation and rates.



What Can Class: M1 Do For You?
What do you need? Our rider concierge services include:

  • DMV Concierge: California requires the class M1 endorsement to operate any two-wheeled motorcycle or motor-driven cycle.

    Our DMV Concierge service includes delivery of a small, friendly, manageable 125cc motorcycle or 50cc scooter (M1 permissible); practice and coaching on site; and personal guidance and support throughout your visit.

    The FAIL rate for the DMV Motorcycle Skills Test is 80(eighty!)%. Our clients have a PASS rate above 90%. Right bike, right technique.

    DMV Slayer

    • Delivery
    • 1 hour: Guided Practice (on-site)
    • Discounted Re-Test

    DMV Buster

    • Delivery
    • 30 minutes: Guided Practice (on-site)

    We make the DMV suck less for your success.” ™

  • Motorcycle and Gear Consultation: Help selecting and finding the perfect motorcycle/riding-gear to match your skill, needs and style. Phone/Zoom consults available.

  • Motorcycle Delivery: You’ve found the perfect motorcycle. Now let’s get it home!

    What else do you need? Just ask us. We’ll answer.

    Please contact us for consultation and rates.



    Minimum age of 16 (21 to obtain M1 endorsement) and ability to ride a bicycle for Class M1 New Rider Training.

    Current driver license; M1 permit or endorsement for Open Class road-training.

    Riding gear*:

    • Proper fitting DOT helmet (3/4 or full-face)
    • Eye protection (glasses/sunglasses; goggles or shield for road-training)
    • Long, durable denim jeans or equivalent
    • Long-sleeve shirt or jacket (motorcycle-specific riding jacket for road-training)
    • Sturdy over-the-ankle boots with rubber soles
    • Full-fingered gloves (motorcycle-specific for road-training)

    *While we provide all required motorcycle-specific gear for training, clients are welcome to provide their own. We’re happy to consult on gear purchases.

    Please contact us for consultation and rates.


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