Congrats, actor K.J. Apa (Riverdale)!
We helped Jojo transition to his crazy-cool 80s BMW K100. Congrats, Jojo!
Congrats, Mariano and Leo!
We helped actress/model Eimanne go from zero to Street Glide! Congrats, Eimanne!
Congrats, Olga and Eyal!
Congrats, actor Vishesh Chachra (Cobra Kai, Bob Hearts Abishola)!
Congrats, actor and YouTube star, Kali Muscle! Watch his Learning to Ride video!
Congrats, Steve and Steven!
Congrats, Stephanie and Rupert!
Andrew got ready to ride for his first leading role in a major film. Congrats!
Congrats, Phaedra and Elijah!
Congrats, Leland and Leesa!
Congrats, Bek and Yes!
Congrats, Josh and Gavin!
Congrats, Artem–the first client at our newest training range in North Hollywood!
Congrats, Derek and Jesse!
Congrats, Wheelhouse host Nolan Sykes!
Congrats, Elaine and Leon!
Congrats, Julie and Kevin!
Congrats, rock producer David Fishof!
Congrats, Lauren and Ashley!
Congrats, Nicole and Jim!
Congrats, actor Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D)!
Congrats, actor/director Casey Affleck!
Congrats, Hossein and Fraser!
Congrats, Alison and Jonathan!
Congrats, soccer-great Zlatan Ibrahimović (LA Galaxy, World Cup)!
Congrats, Eric Whitney (aka Ghostemane)!
Congrats, Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney)!
Congrats, Rya and Gil!
Congrats, Jackson “Cat Daddy” Galaxy (My Cat from Hell, Animal Planet) and brother Marc !
Congrats, Carrie and Mike!
Congrats, Han and Rui!
Congrats, Taleia and David!
Congrats, Bonny, Jenny and Jeff!
NFL cornerback Anthony Henry (Browns, Cowboys, Lions) did great in his Class M1 Basic Course–but of course! We got him road-ready and consulted on his first bike.
Leave the speed records on the field, Anthony. Congrats and happy miles ahead!
Both bike and biker are off to an auspicious start. Great job, Andrea! Congrats and welcome.
Another client engaging our full suite of new-rider services, we helped Aaron learn to ride, get official, find his first motorcycle, and transition to the bigger machine and the street. (We may have even helped name his sweet new Triumph Thruxton–oh!, the bikes we’ve named.)
Congrats, welcome and happy riding, Aaron!
Brit standup, Romesh Ranganathan, came to Class: M1 to film a segment for his upcoming Showtime series…in part.
The more urgent purpose was to keep him whole and healthy on the Piaggio MP3 scooter procured for the extended shoot in L.A. (Depending on who told it, the story of his first go in a parking lot was either expletively hilarious or terrifying.)
We got him riding with control and confidence, and they got their (much less eventful) footage. It was a pleasure, Romesh. Congrats!
She did great and we wish her and her sweet new R3 many safe, happy miles ahead!
Australian pop artist Cody Simpson came to Class: M1 for help transitioning to a bigger motorcycle and the street.
We facilitated a rental and delivery to our controlled range for fundamentals training before moving beyond with a focus on street-strategy and risk moderation. He did great and we followed-up with a consult on his first bike purchase.
In his words, “The first step is a leap of faith.” Sounds to us like another hit song!
Congrats and happy riding, Cody!
TJ had some experience with dirt bikes but called seeking professional guidance before buying his first street bike. The distinction between dirt and street riding is crucial and we were happy to help get him road-ready.
Many happy miles ahead, TJ!
Zoheb took advantage of our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course and some down-time on an extended visit from India to satisfy a nagging desire to ride a motorcycle.
We look forward to getting him on the PCH next time he’s in town!
Delia (like hundreds before her!) learned to ride and got official with our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course.
Great job, Delia! Congrats and welcome.
Before welcoming her moto-riding boyfriend’s assistance, Cheyenne desired professional training to get up and riding–what we call Doing Things Right.
Not only is she smart, but a bit of a natural. Great start, Cheyenne, and many happy miles ahead!
Our private Class M1 1-Day Basic Course is a much more flexible and personalized alternative to the traditional group classes. We are able to move at our clients’ pace and focus on individual needs; with 1:1 attention and in-helmet communication, our new-rider curriculum is uniquely efficient and effective…and, of course, fun!
Congrats and welcome, Rahul!
Teal received the gift of motorcycling for her birthday. A rider is born!
Congrats and welcome, Teal.
Peter recently moved to LA from NYC and immediately bought a Yamaha SMAX scooter…because LA. A few weeks later at the same Yamaha shop, he spotted a FZ-07. The SMAX was on borrowed time.
We customized a training package to transition him to a motorcycle and seal the deal. As his new FZ will confirm, sometimes the long way around is the best way forward.
Congrats, Peter, and many happy miles ahead.
Vanessa got up and riding in our 2-hour Intro Class–ideal for dipping a toe, foundation-(re)building, and gifting!
Joy and Devon took advantage of our Class M1 Plus-One 1-Day Basic Course to learn to ride together and get official.
Our Plus courses offer a solution for training multiple riders while maintaining the virtues of our 1:1 model. They both did great and it was a fun day with a lot of laughs.
Congrats and many happy miles ahead, you two.
Tomer is a busy man, but needed to learn to ride in anticipation of an upcoming trail-riding adventure with friends along the northern California coast. Juicy purpose!
One virtue of Class: M1 private training is our ability to accommodate active clients with 1-Day Basic Courses and flexible scheduling.
We got him riding with control and confidence, and M1-endorsed with plenty of time to move forward with road-training before this adventure and beyond.
Another client putting the cart before the horse, Scott bought a brand-new Piaggio scooter…and then figured he oughta learn to ride it. We love the commitment and enthusiasm!
He enrolled in our Scooter Class 1-Day Basic Course to learn the fundamentals and get official. He did great and now has the horse in front of him…or under him…or…you get the idea.
It’d been a minute since Kouros had ridden. We designed a custom-training package to reboot his skills and get him official.
He did great and is now back on the road with confidence. Many happy miles ahead, Kouros!
Frankie grew-up near Sturgis, South Dakota, so naturally has motorcycles in the blood. Because she still hadn’t learned to ride, her husband fulfilled her birthright for her birthday–with the gift of motorcycling.
We believe strongly in comprehensive new-rider training as a two-part process: 1) fundamental training to learn the mechanics of riding and 2) transition training to move to a bigger machine and the street with control and confidence. Of course, the process is continual and our training is as open as the road itself.
Jake is another client who shares our belief in a comprehensive approach. We got him riding and official with our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course; and road-ready with our new 3-hour Transition Intro Class; consulted on a first-bike purchase (a shiny-new Triumph Speedmaster); and helped him and his new motorcycle bond on the controlled range and their maiden voyage together with our 5-hour Transition Class.
There are many miles ahead. The first steps are crucial.
Great job and congratulations, Jake!
We customized a training package to teach Penelope the fundamentals of riding in preparation for an upcoming movie shoot. Acting! We’ll get her official and on the real-life road upon her triumphant return.
Congrats, Penelope. Good stuff ahead!
Actor Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911, Family Guy, “¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!”) took full advantage of comprehensive and personalized 1:1 training to graduate from scooter to motorcycle.
With our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course, Transition training on Ducati and Harley rentals, and motorcycle concierge service, he gained the skill and knowledge he needed to confidently purchase his first motorcycle–a beautiful new Ducati Scrambler.
Congrats, Carlos–it was a pleasure working (and playing!) with you.
Oswaldo did great in his Class M1 1-Day Basic Course. Another official rider is born.
Congrats and welcome, Ozy!
Raz got up and riding with our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course just in time for his move to Austin, TX–from one great motorcycle city to another.
Congrats and happy riding, Raz!
Between projects as a busy TV writer, Ryan decided it was finally time to enjoy some personal riding of another sort. Eh??
He took our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course to learn the fundamentals and get official; and we’ll soon get him on a bigger motorcycle and progressively on to the street with comprehensive Transition Class training.
Congrats and welcome, Ryan.
Gary and Kristyn took advantage of our Class M1 Plus-One 1-Day Basic Course to learn to ride and get official together. Class: M1 Plus-One packages are our solution for training multiple riders while maintaining the core virtues of our 1:1 model.
It was a fun day and they both did great! Next up, Transition Class Plus-One to get them both safely on the road!
To many happy miles together!
We got Alexis starting, stopping, shifting and turning–the fundamentals of motorcycling–with our 2-hour Intro Class. She did great and will return to complete her comprehensive new-rider training and get official.
Anna did great in her Class M1 1-Day Basic Course. Another rider is born!
Congrats and welcome.
Juanita had taken the traditional group course for new riders and earned her M1, but still felt unprepared to move forward on her own. It’s a common story–let’s call it Rider’s Block–and we’re here to help with the next chapter.
We bolstered her fundamentals on the controlled-range and she left with the confidence to purchase her first motorcycle. We’ll continue with Transition Class training to get Juanita and her new Suzuki M50 safely and happily on the road. There’s no stopping her now!
Actor Matthew Davis (The Vampire Diaries) experienced his first ride–and first Harley, no less–with our comprehensive private Transition Class training.
We facilitated the motorcycle rental and delivery; reinforced his fundamentals and transitioned him to the bigger machine on the controlled-range; and progressively moved forward on the open-road for a triumphant maiden voyage.
There are many miles ahead, but the first steps are crucial. Professional, systematic guidance makes the difference. Congrats and welcome, Matt!
As part of our Class: M1 Motorcycle Concierge services, we consulted on, test-rode, and delivered Rick’s first bike–a cherry red Suzuki SV650. We then transitioned him to the bike on the controlled-range and on to the streets for his premier ride.
He did great. Congrats and happy riding, Rick!
Mark did great in his Class M1 1-Day Basic Course. Congrats and welcome!
“It had been a life long dream to begin riding. I took the MSF class years ago (but) didn’t feel anywhere near comfortable buying a motorcycle and getting on the open road, so I asked for Steve’s help.
He patiently guided me through my search for a first bike – walking me through the pros and cons of new vs. used, each style of bike, etc. Steve also accompanied me to inspect the selected bike, test ride it, and helped me deliver it home. This portion of the service Steve offers pays for itself.
Most importantly, Steve provided additional training on a private range and gradually transitioned me out to the open road over the course of the day. We were able to rent the exact bike that I purchased, allowing me to become familiar and confident prior to taking delivery. The training was tailored to my needs and created a foundation for me to safely build on going forward.
The type of service and coaching offered by Steve is a rarity this day and age. To this day, each time I get on my bike I hear Steve’s voice coaching me through each step. I encourage each of you to engage Steve – a simple review doesn’t adequately convey the value he creates.” -Ryan C
Sophie had ridden before but was feeling a bit unsure and still lacked her M1 endorsement when she bought a beautiful new Harley Davidson Fat Boy. She came to Class: M1 for help bolstering her skills and getting official.
She did great and we’ll soon move forward with more applied road-training. Congrats on the new ride and Doing Things Right, Sophie!
Brett arranged our 2-hour Intro Class for his wife, Annie. She’d ridden on the back of his bike for years and they decided it was time she move to the business end.
They’re soon to be a two-bike couple and we congratulate them on the addition to the family!
Congrats and welcome, Kim.
It’s always a true privilege and joy to experience the dream come true with our clients. Next, we’ll help her find her first motorcycle and continue moving forward.
Congrats and welcome, Melissa!
Kern, an old client and friend, reached-out because his girlfriend, Fedah, wanted to learn to ride a scooter. Following her Scooter Class 1-Day Basic Course, Kern booked a couple hours of Open Class training to enhance his motorcycle skills. They both did great!
We’re always happy to personalize training packages to fit our clients’ needs.
Couples that Ride Together, Abide Together! (Just made that up…just now!)
Congrats and welcome, Rima!
A busy business owner, Crosby split her Class M1 1-Day Basic Course training into two days. Day One went great and we’ll soon get her back up and official. Next step, we’ll help her transition to a bigger bike and the road.
Good stuff ahead, Crosby!
Christian bought a used Harley Davidson Wide Glide as his first bike…and then decided it was time to learn to ride!
We’ve become hard to shock. The sequence is actually not uncommon, and having the final piece of the puzzle sitting in the garage is pretty good motivation, it turns out.
Of course, we advised a progressive, systematic and patient approach forward–get those corner pieces put-together first!
Congrats and welcome, Christian.
Another rider is born! Nate did great…in our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course. Congrats and welcome!
Motorcycling holds unique and varied meaning for all who choose to ride. One constant, it seems, is freedom.
Irv had unique and varied reasons, to be sure, but freedom away from his hectic professional life was central. He made the time for our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course to learn to ride and get official; and we’ll continue toward his dream of getting a touring bike and cruising into the boundless horizon.
Good stuff ahead, Irv. Congratulations and welcome.
Another scooter rider switching gears (a-thank you) to a motorcycle, Brian did great in his Class M1 1-Day Basic Course and we’re already consulting on his first bike.
Congrats and welcome, Brian. Get ready to flash “the sign” a lot more now.
The lacrosse team at UC Berkeley all ride scooters, apparently, and Maryn was feeling the squeeze. She purchased a sweet little Honda Metro from one of her departing teammates and it awaits in storage for her return in the fall.
She–mom and dad–figured she should get some professional training this summer to learn to ride the thing.
She did great and can’t wait to get back to school! We’re excited for you, too, Maryn!
Following a traditional basic course, Keith reached out with a common question: Now What?! Our Transition Class training is designed to help new riders take the next crucial steps forward to a bigger bike and the streets so they can begin safely and confidently advancing on their own.
We facilitated a rental and delivery, and transitioned him from closed-range to open-road. He did great and now feels ready for his first motorcycle.
Congratulations and welcome, Keith!
We took Jin from Step 1 to M1 and beyond.
She learned the fundamentals on our friendly training bike and controlled range, and got official with the Class M1 1-Day Basic Course. We then consulted on her brand new Harley Davidson Street 750, arranged delivery and transitioned her to both the Street and the streets with Transition Class training
Jin took a comprehensive approach to moving safely and happily forward on her own–what we call Doing Things Right!
There are many miles ahead, but the first steps are crucial.
Congrats and welcome, Jin!
Tina and Deb had both been riding awhile when they reached out to us for help strengthening their skills. We’re always supportive of more experienced riders actively seeking to improve, and were happy to arrange a custom training package for them.
Over the course of two modified Plus-One 1-Day Transition Class sessions, we bolstered their techniques on the closed-range; consulted on a new bike purchase for Tina (a sweet–matching!–Harley Davidson Softail Slim); and put everything together on an extended ride into the mountains along the Angeles Crest.
They did great and feel much more confident and prepared moving forward.
Class: M1 Private Motorcycle Training is uniquely personalized, flexible and comprehensive. What can we do for you?
New scooter riders face a problem. The traditional group courses don’t typically offer scooters and the training is primarily geared (ahem) toward motorcycles.
Our 1:1 Scooter Class guides a brand-new rider from Step 1 to M1 on our friendly scooter, providing a much more efficient and effective (and we think fun!) solution.
Rebecca did great and is ready for her new Vespa!
As a new rider fresh from a traditional basic course and having just purchased his first bike, Sam came to us with a common question: Now what?!
Class: M1 Transition Class training is our answer. We facilitated delivery of his brand new, beautiful Ducati Monster 821 to our controlled range to hone his skills on the bigger machine; and progressed systematically to the streets to apply concepts of risk moderation, street strategy, and situational awareness.
He did great and took a crucial next step toward many safe, happy miles ahead. Congrats and welcome, Sam!
JB commuted on his 650 scooter for years and decided it was finally time for a motorcycle. We got him up and riding with our Class M1 Basic Course…
…and onto his sweet new Kawi Vulcan and the road with Transition Class training.
Congrats and welcome, JB!
James went from Step 1 to M1 with our 1-Day Class M1 Basic Course. It’s always satisfying helping our clients through this exciting process.
Congrats and welcome, James!
Congrats and welcome, Berj!
Soon after, we consulted on the purchase of her brand new…motorcycle! Congrats and welcome, Merrie!
Nick, an actor and martial artist from Australia and Hong Kong, reached a popular conclusion upon moving to L.A.: Time to ride!
Another rider to take the first steps with our 2-hour Intro Class, Daniel’s motorcycling journey has begun. Lots of good stuff ahead!
Congrats and welcome, Daniel.
Our 2-hour Intro Class is a great way to start and provides a solid foundation of skill and confidence before moving forward. We got Omar up and riding and he’s ready to take the next steps.
Congrats and welcome, Omar!
When CJ’s not on stage dancing with Justin Bieber, you’ll now likely find him out riding his new Harley Iron.
From Step 1 to M1 to CA-1…and Beyond!
Rafi’s wife gave him the gift of motorcycling for his birthday. Our two-hour Intro Class package is perfect for gifting. Eh, Rafi?
He did great and we’ll soon continue to get him official and on the road. Congrats and welcome!
Victoria related to a testimonial from a client who, fresh from a group beginner-course, dropped her new motorcycle the first-time out and felt unprepared to move forward on her own. It’s a story we hear often, along with the plea, “What Now?!”
We designed our basic Transition Class with such riders in mind. The 5-hour package bolsters skill and confidence on the closed-range; and systematically progresses on the open-road to apply technique and concepts of risk moderation, street strategy and situational awareness.
Victoria did great on her sweet (battle-hardened) Triumph Scrambler. Triumph, indeed. What Now?! Time to Ride!
Lauren’s husband gave her the gift of motorcycling on Mother’s Day. He and their little kids dropped Mom off for our two-hour Intro Class and returned to Moto Mama! She did great and had a special day, indeed. It was a pretty special day for Class: M1 as well, must say.
We’ll continue to help get her official and road-ready. Congrats and welcome, Lauren.
Tiffany finally decided to pursue her life-long dream of riding. She dipped a toe with our 2-hour Intro Class and the water felt fine!
Congrats and welcome, Tiffany!
Like many experienced riders, Nate struggled to pass the DMV skills test on his own motorcycle. He took advantage of our DMV Buster service to finally get official. The right bike and right technique make the difference.
“We make the DMV suck less for your success.” ™
As small business owner, Joe is a busy man. When he decided it was finally time to ride, our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course was the solution. Our unique 1:1 training system is a more efficient (and, we uphold, effective) alternative to the traditional group program. Next, we’ll get him on the road with Transition Class training.
All work and no play, eh, Joe? Congrats and welcome!
Congrats and welcome, Jae!
When William decided to ride, his dad, a lifelong biker, urged him to Do Things Right. He enrolled in our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course for comprehensive fundamental training and to get official.
He’ll follow-up with Transition Class training to move forward to a bigger bike and the road. Father and son will be riding together soon!
Congrats and welcome, Will!
From any early age, Eveeta rode a scooter in Nepal. Our comprehensive DMV Buster service helped get her official here. Congrats and happy riding, Eveeta!
“We make the DMV suck less for your success.” ™
Like many of our DMV-service clients, Mauro was having trouble passing the skills test on his own bike. With our Lil’ Red and on-site guided practice, he’s finally official! The right bike and the right technique make the difference.
“We make the DMV suck less for your success.” ™
Martina dropped her brand-new Ninja 650 as a fresh graduate of the traditional state motorcyclist training course. Thankfully, she was fine, but her bike and confidence took a hit.
We helped facilitate motorcycle delivery to our closed range to boost her skill and spirits; and moved progressively onto the open road for her first proper ride. She did great.
Transition training–to a bigger bike and the streets–is a crucial next step beyond the basics. It’s what we call Doing Things Right.
Congratulations and welcome, Martina.
Dave’s had two motorcycles sitting in his garage for nearly two years but couldn’t find the time to learn to ride them.
Class: M1 Private Motorcycle Training regularly helps accommodate busy clients like Dave. We got him up and riding in our 2-hour Intro Class, and will continue with Class M1 Basic and Transition Class training as his schedule allows. We’ll have those bikes out of the garage by summer!
Neil utilized our DMV Buster service to (finally!) get official. Lil’ Red strikes again!
Congrats and happy riding, Neil.
“We make the DMV suck less for your success.” ™
Ricky’s dad is a lifelong rider and builds custom bikes in his retirement. When Ricky finally decided to ride himself, his dad had a new pet project on his hands. “No son of mine is riding a stock motorcycle!” The project includes a father/son ride upon delivery this summer.
Good stuff ahead. Congrats and welcome, Ricky!
Steve’s Ducati Monster has been transported (three states plus Canada) more than ridden (about 600 miles on the clock). After buying it new a few years ago, life put his aspirations as a new rider on hold.
Finally, after settling in Los Angeles (and yet another motorcycle transport), he naturally felt rusty and unprepared to move forward on his own. He wisely reached out for help and we customized a 1-Day Transition Class package to meet his unique needs.
We facilitated delivery–one more for the travel-weary Monster!–to our controlled range to reacquaint the old friends and sharpen his fundamentals. We then progressively transitioned him back to streets, concluding triumphantly with a guided commute back home.
We’ll follow-up with a proper PCH ride soon.
Congrats and welcome back, Steve.
Soon after completing our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course, Marc purchased his first motorcycle–a killer cafe-style ’75 Honda CB360. He sent us a pic of it up on the mechanic’s stand, along with a request for additional training before taking delivery.
We helped transition him to the street on our trainer for his premier ride, and will reconvene soon with his CB to take the next steps.
You’ll always remember your first ride. It’s always a privilege and a joy to be a part of that experience with our clients.
Congratulations and welcome, Marc.
Regina finished the traditional state group-class and bought a brand-sizzling-new Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro. She dropped it her first time out. Feeling tentative and discouraged, she watched it sit unridden in her garage for months.
With our Transition Class package, we helped arrange delivery of her bike to our controlled-range to boost her skill and confidence, and triumphantly guided her back onto the street. She did a great job and now feels fortified to take that sweet Duc out of the garage.
Basic training is a first step. Transition training is the pivotal next step toward many safe, happy miles to come. It’s what we call Doing Things Right.
Another client coming to us with hopes of renting a scooter during an island getaway, Alex gained the skill and confidence on the controlled range to begin transitioning to the street. We’ll continue to get her fully prepared to enjoy the Greek Isles in style.
We’re excited for you, Alex!
Jeff had an M1 endorsement, a brand-new Yamaha SR400, and a familiar question: “What Now?!”
We hear it often, and our answer is Class: M1 Transition Class training. We helped coordinate round-trip delivery of his sweet new SR to our controlled training range to transition to the bigger machine, and then guided him systematically forward onto the streets. This step beyond basic new-rider training is crucial and designed to help our clients gain the skill and confidence needed to continue progressing on their own.
He did great and will soon return for more advanced training and a proper ride along the Angeles Crest. Congrats and welcome, Jeff!
Suzette is a mom and an artist and, now…a biker! She did great in her 2-hour Intro Class–which we’ll apply toward her full Class M1 1-Day Basic Course. From there, it’s Transition Class training to help her move forward to a bigger bike and the streets.
From Step 1 to M1 to CA-1…and beyond!
Another client coming to Class: M1 following a bad experience in the traditional group motorcycle course, Kasey excelled with private 1:1 training. And, of course, she had a blast.
We’ve already consulted on her first bike–a sweet CB350!–and will continue to help her transition to the bigger machine and the street. We applaud her perseverance and are excited to help make her fantasy a reality.
Congratulations and welcome, Kasey!
All Ezra knew for sure was that he was finally ready to try the thing he’s desired and put on hold for too long. Ezra was ready to ride.
He took our Class M1 1-Day Motorcycle Basic Course and did great throughout. It wasn’t until we neared the final hour that he expressed a curiosity in trying a scooter, revealing a notable virtue of private training–it is uniquely flexible and personalized.
We pulled our training scoot from the fleet and soon had him up. He instantly loved it and decided it was the way forward! We’ll continue to get him licensed, find a scoot and take it to the streets.
Pamela is planning an extended stay in Bali and wants to get around like nearly everyone (plus their kids and dog) does–on a scooter. She’d never ridden and, wisely, gave us a call first.
Visitors to destinations with prevalent scooter cultures can easily take a casual attitude toward renting and riding. Actually, the risks–more vulnerable, less visible–don’t change, and proper training remains crucial.
She did great and we’ll have another session to enhance her skills and confidence before she leaves.
Another new rider coming to us for guidance moving forward following a traditional group course, we fortified Zehra’s skill and confidence on the closed-range and transitioned systematically to the open-road for her premier ride. She did great and her excitement was contagious.
We’ll continue to progress with additional road-training soon. Congratulations and welcome, Zehra!
It’s been awhile since Marissa took the traditional group-class to learn to ride, and she hasn’t been back-up since. We personalized an abbreviated Class M1 Basic Course to refresh and reinforce her fundamentals, giving her the skill and confidence to move forward on her own.
Our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course is a private alternative to the traditional state group-class. Our unique 1:1 format offers a very different experience that is more flexible, personalized, efficient and, we uphold, effective. From Step 1 to M1…to CA-1 and beyond!
Congrats and welcome, Marc!
After a long hiatus from motorcycles as a self-taught rider, Harry bought a beautiful new Moto Guzzi Eldorado and soon felt a bit in-over-his-head. We worked with him to bolster his fundamentals, transition to the bigger bike, and get official. We’ll soon continue with road training to help send him and his Guzzi safely and happily on their way. Congrats and welcome back, Harry!
“I have not owned a motorcycle in 30+ years and my wife finally agreed…So I ran out the next day and bought a bike before she changed her mind.
Thinking that I could just jump back on a bike and feel confident was a sobering experience.
In comes Class: M1. My first session with Steve revealed things I had never thought about, I just always jumped on and rode. He patiently explained the physics behind the required knowledge needed to be in control with very easy explanation. I then needed to take my DMV ride test…He brought a 125 and worked with me for about 1/2 hour. I passed! We are heading out for a road course in the next week or two.
Do yourself a favor, take some training from Class: M1, your life may depend on it.” -Harry H.
Aldina had completed a traditional group class and bought a motorcycle, but felt unready to move ahead on her own. “What now?!” It’s a common question.
Class: M1 Transition Class training is our answer. We delivered Aldina’s brand new Honda NC700X round-trip to our closed-range to build her skill and confidence on the bigger bike. Next, we’ll guide her progressively forward with open-road training.
It’s always satisfying to be a part of this exciting time with our clients. Congratulations, Aldina!
Ron came to us with an M1 permit and a unique request. He had never ridden but had already done his shopping and was ready to buy his first motorcycle…definitely NOT unique! But, the bike he was contemplating was a Honda CTX700N with an automatic transmission–neither a traditional motorcycle nor a scooter.
We’ve met similar needs with clients getting three-wheelers as new riders–bypassing our small training bikes and starting them on their bigger machines. Likewise, the automatic required an unconventional approach.
After coordinating delivery from the dealer, we systematically and progressively got Ron up and riding with control on his brand new (2 miles on the clock to start!) CTX. We customized an intensive and accelerated program that basically took him through both our Class M1 basic course and Transition Class road-training over one weekend.
With Ron’s focus, commitment and ability, he maximized the virtues of personalized, professional private-training; and affirmed the Class: M1 motto: It’s not the What; it’s the How.
We’ll get him official and on the PCH soon! Congratulations and welcome, Ron.
Cynthia was as surprised as thrilled to be up and riding with control in our 2-hour Intro Class. She wasn’t sure it would be for her, but now just try and stop her! We’ll continue to help get her road-ready soon.
Congratulations and welcome.
Mia took advantage of our 2-hour Intro Class training to get up and riding. She did great and will soon finish our Class M1 Basic Course to get official; and continue with Transition Class onto a bigger motorcycle and the open road.
Good stuff ahead, Mia. Congratulations!
This text from Daniel immediately following his Class M1 1-Day Basic Course says it all:
“You’re the absolute best. Huge new passion!”
While we’re blushing a bit at the first sentiment, that second one has us beaming with joy. We understand what a big deal it is to (finally!) decide to ride and what a life-changer it can be. It’s always a privilege to be a part of this exciting time for our clients.
Octavio is preparing to shoot a motorcycle-themed TV series and had never ridden. We got him up to speed with the fundamentals, and will continue to get him road (and camera!) ready soon.
Whether an actor or anyone with an urgent purpose to learn to ride, we regularly customize accelerated, personalized training programs to meet our clients’ needs.
It’d been awhile since Robert was in the saddle and he was ready to get back up. We got him riding with control and confidence on the closed-range. We’ll follow-up with Transition Class training and get him on the open-road again soon! Welcome back.
Mauricio was a car man. Fast cars. He was ready for something different. It may still have a European name, but his Piaggio MP3 500 three-wheel scooter is something very different.
While (thanks to a CA DMV loophole) an M1 is not necessary for a three-wheeler, he still needed to learn to ride the thing! We got him up on the controlled-range and will continue with road training.
What a fun machine! Congrats, Mauricio.
Tanner needed to learn to ride for an upcoming movie shoot, and brought friends Ken and Russell along for a Class M1 Basic Course. Our new Plus-One and Plus-Two packages offer an option for training and licensing multiple riders while maintaining the many virtues of our 1:1 model. And, of course, we had a blast.
We’ll continue to help Tanner get road and camera ready!
Happy “Graduation” to Patrick, who took our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course to learn to ride and get official. He opted to test on our friendly scooter and returns triumphant to his brand new Triumph Street Twin.
There’s always more to learn, but he’s off to a winning start!
“From never riding a motorcycle in my life, Steve got me riding and helped me pass my M1 test at the DMV. The M1 test is absolutely nerve-racking, but having Steve there got me through it! I highly recommend private lessons with Class: M1 to anyone interested in learning to ride!” -Patrick R.
Coming from Mainland China–where motorcycling is tightly regulated–Ricky decided to make the most of his time here for school and bought a sweet (and, sadly, now endangered) Victory Octane. We helped him transition to his new machine and prepare for the M1 endorsement on our trusty trainer.
Congrats and happy riding, Ricky!
Omar is starting the new year with a rumble! He did great in our Class M1 1-Day Basic Course, and we’ll help him find his first motorcycle and get on the road soon. Congrats!
Jiye is new to Los Angeles, and it didn’t take her long to decide it was time for a motorcycle. Where else can you learn to ride on Christmas Eve?
She did great in her Class M1 1-Day Basic Course. Next, we’ll help get her on the road with Transition Class training. Congrats, Jiye!
As part of Alex’s comprehensive Transition training (and first-motorcycle search), we facilitated Harley, Ducati, and BMW rentals and continued to build his skill and confidence on the road.
He did great and our next ride will be on his brand new R nineT! Congrats, Alex!
We met Alex at the BMW dealer to pick-up his exquisite new R nineT; continue road-training with a celebratory maiden voyage along Angeles Crest; and escort him safely back home.
It is a true joy and honor to share these moments with our clients.
Our Class M1 new-rider package is a 6-hour private 1:1 alternative to the traditional 15-hour state group course. Being much more flexible and personalized, we are able to adapt our system to each client’s individual pace and learning style; plus, our use of in-helmet intercom communication is hugely beneficial–all making the learning process more effective, efficient, safe and fun.
In the words of a recent client, “As far as I’m concerned, there is no better instruction for the beginner or returning motorcyclist available!”
Congratulations, Jonathan!–our latest graduate. We’ll move on to Transition Class road-training soon.
…From Step 1 to M1…to CA-1!
The day before Alexander was set to pick-up his first motorcycle, he suffered a mountain bike accident that kept him off two wheels for a good while. He’s made strong meaning of it, and trusts the timing. He’s fully ready and more committed now than ever!
We got him back up and will continue to help him find his actual first motorcycle and transition to the road. Welcome back, Alex.
Sona clearly had a great time getting up and riding with our 2-hour Intro Class. We’ll continue her training and get her on the road soon. More great times ahead, Sona!
Wayne took advantage of our new DMV Slayer package to get official following a recent move from the UK and a long break from riding. Congrats!
“We make the DMV suck less for your success.” ™
Thanks, Trey. Congrats.
“I have my motorcycle license but haven’t been on a bike in forever…and really never had much street experience (only dirt bikes growing up).
While I was looking for a motorcycle, I asked the salesman about taking a refresher course. He recommended Class: M1 and gave me their card. I couldn’t be happier! I left a voicemail on the number that day and Steve called me back within a few hours. We discussed my needs and decided a 1 on 1 would be best for me.
Class: M1 has a private secured lot which is prefect for the basics. Steve went over the bike and even though I have some riding experience he made sure to cover the fundamentals.
The Intro Class was 2 hours and we ended up running over by 30 mins. Not once did I feel like I was “on the clock” or that Steve was trying to leave/checking his watch. We even practiced a few more advanced maneuvering skills after the initial 2 hour time-frame.
If you are a new rider or just want to hone your street skills, I definitely recommend contacting Class: M1. You won’t be disappointed.” -Trey B.
Immediately after Nathan completed the traditional group motorcycle training course, his dad called on us to help his son take the next steps forward. They are Doing Things Right!
We helped him transition to his sweet new Honda CBR500 (see trailer in background!) on the closed-range, and then took it to the streets. We strengthened his fundamentals and refined his street strategies. He did great.
We’ll continue to prepare him for many safe, happy miles ahead. The first steps are crucial.
“I’m completely new to riding and had signed up for a group course at the end of the month and wanted to get some training before I headed to my class. I found Class: M1 while searching for private lessons in my area and I’m glad I found these guys.
I took the Intro Class with Steve thinking there is no way I could learn how to ride a motorcycle in two hours but I was wrong. Steve was a great instructor and I actually learned the basics of riding (starting, turning, shifting, and stopping) and by the end of the class I was doing figure 8’s in the parking lot.
I feel more confident now going to the group course and look forward to taking more 1:1 lessons from Steve.” -Brian Y.
Shortly after we helped Valerie learn to ride a couple years ago, she moved out-of-state and never got a bike. We were her first call upon her recent move back to L.A.–California tends to have that effect on people.
We helped her re-gain confidence on the closed-range, and we’ll move forward with street-training soon. She’s just about as excited as we are for her! Welcome back, Val.
Ignacio hadn’t ridden for a long while and wanted to get his M1 before his license expired. We had him on the closed-range Sunday and official Monday. Congrats!
We’ll continue to help him find a bike and get back on the road.
An anesthesiologist, Allison is planning a well-earned vacation in Spain and wants to spend a day sightseeing on two wheels. Smart and smart!
It’s been a while since we taught her to ride and she hasn’t been up since. Her return was triumphant, and we’ll continue to get her Spain-ready!
A retired fireman, Ally considers himself equally lucky to have survived the risks of firefighting and youthful indiscretion on a sportbike. He’s ready to get back up and wants to Do Things Right this time around.
We’re re-building his foundation, getting him official, and helping him transition to a new bike and the road.
It was an honor to receive this shortly after his first session:
“You are a “fireman” in your own right! You’ve got heart, and it is present in your work, the way you teach, and the love for what you do! Thanks again for an awesome experience!” -Ally
A couple years ago, we taught Baris to ride and helped him find his first motorcycle and transition to the road. He was a natural and quickly flew the nest.
We were surprised to hear back from him (beyond tales of adventure). He had sold the Harley, taken a year-long hiatus and was stretching shaky wings.
We facilitated a Ducati Monster 696 rental and ran him through Transition Class training. He quickly regained confidence on the closed-range and made his triumphant return along Angeles Crest. Of course, we celebrated with lunch at Newcomb’s Ranch.
Baris is flying free again. Now, to find that next bike.
Another scooter to motorcycle convert, Louis made the shift (eh?!) and is a changed man. We’ll continue to transition to his first bike and the road.
Thank you, Louis. Congrats!
“After many years of riding a Vespa, I decided the time had come to move up to a full-sized motorcycle. Riding a motorcycle is truly exhilarating, there’s nothing else like it! But proper training is critical.
My search for instruction was a little frustrating at first: there are quite a few “group” motorcycle classes around, and although such classes can be very beneficial, I felt I needed quality one-on-one instruction. As luck would have it, I came across a recommendation for Class: M1, and decided to give Steve a call.
I was immediately impressed with him. He listened patiently to my story, and understood exactly what I was looking for, and more importantly, what I needed. Once on the range, Steve had me review and work on the basics, and in doing so, exhibited an uncanny ability to identify weak areas and focus on improving bad habits. He did all this in a friendly, patient, compassionate manner. After just that first session, I felt so much more confident!
Over the course of a few sessions, Steve got me up to speed on the basics of safe, sound (and fun!) riding. I really had a great time. When the time came to buy a motorcycle, Steve not only shared my enthusiasm, but gave me incredibly valuable advice during the selection process. Once I found the perfect bike (for me!), he delivered it and we immediately had a transition session during which he got me comfortable and safe with my new purchase.
I cannot recommend Class: M1 and Steve more enthusiastically. As far as I’m concerned, there is no better instruction for the beginner or returning motorcyclist available! Thanks Steve! You’ve helped me join the ranks of the motorcycle community in a fun, enjoyable, confidence-inspiring way.” -Louis F.
Beware! Scooters are often a gateway to the harder stuff. Scott had his first taste of motorcycle and his scoot will no longer do the trick. You can’t say we didn’t warn you.
Brothers Jake and Garrick took advantage of our new Class M1 Plus One training to get up and riding together. They both did great and had a brotherly good time.
We’ll get ’em official and on the road soon. More brotherly good times ahead!
Patrick has had a motorcycle on his mind for a long time. While the vision of a Sunday ride through the canyons to the beach was exciting (yeah!), he had reservations about the risk. We have these conversations often.
Motorcyclists are less visible and more vulnerable. We accept these risks when we choose to ride. But it’s not all bad news–there are certain advantages to being on two wheels in traffic; and risk can be managed through strategy and skill. Proper training is the crucial first step.
We got Patrick riding with control and confidence on the closed range and now there’s no stopping him! He’s already got an eye on his first bike. We’ll continue to help him transition and make that Sunday ride a reality.
An upcoming road-trip with his dad was the motivation Rafi needed to quit putting-off the DMV skills test and finally get official.
The DMV motorcycle skills test has a near 80% FAIL rate in CA. Our clients have an above 90% PASS rate. The right techniques and the right bike (Lil’ Red strikes again!) make the difference.
We make the DMV suck less for your success. ™
Friends Carrie and Yasenia had different needs but wanted to train together. One of the virtues of Class: M1 private training is the flexibility to personalize our approach and service for every client.
Carrie, an experienced rider, wanted to transition from her Harley Davidson Dyna to a bigger Touring model. Yasenia, fresh from a challenging traditional group course, needed to bolster her fundamentals in preparation for a successful return. Both are common scenarios individually; we customized a package to accommodate them together.
For Carrie, we facilitated a Street Glide for transition training. We focused on neutralizing weight and refining techniques. With Yasi, one-on-one attention, patient instruction, and our friendly training bike (Suzi!) made all the difference. Both ladies did great; had fun, of course!; and left with newfound skill and confidence. Hell, Carrie left with the Street Glide!
Like many of our clients, Tara came to Class: M1 Private Motorcycle Training for help taking the next steps following a traditional group class. What we call Doing Things Right.
We boosted her skill and confidence on the controlled range and introduced her to the street. Here she is after her first-ever ride. Her excitement made us smile too!
Next, we’ll rent a bigger motorcycle and proceed with Transition Class training. Congrats, Tara!
We trained Corby awhile back and he’s been riding happily with his permit since. He’s leaving for Iceland(!) tomorrow and needed his endorsement to rent a bike for part of the trip. With the help of a few tasty tips and the right bike (Lil’ Red!), we got him official with no time to spare.
Congrats, Corby! We’ll be awaiting between-the-bars pics from Reykjavík…
“We make the DMV suck less for your success.” ™
This is the stuff. First motorcycle–a week-old ’16 Triumph Street Twin; first time on Angeles Crest–on a perfect, quiet weekday; and first bear sighting–a cute yet imposing-looking baby black hunting for old fries at a closed Newcomb’s Ranch.
Bill’s Transition Class training was an exhilarating success. If he wasn’t hooked before…
Now that her kids are older, Jennifer is finally ready to get a motorcycle. We got her up and riding with our 2-hour Intro Class and will continue to help get her licensed and on the road. Congrats, Jen!
We trained Samantha’s dad awhile back and now it’s her turn! It’s especially gratifying to help get this father/daughter MC on the road.
Mom isn’t as thrilled with the idea, so the deal is, “If you’re gonna do it, Do It Right!” We agree, Mom. She’s off to a great start, and we’ll continue with transition training soon. Congrats, Sam.
Thomas hadn’t ridden since selling his Honda Interceptor in the ’80s. After a challenging return in a traditional group class, he reached out to Class: M1 Private Motorcycle Training for some 1:1 help…but not before buying his dream bike: a brand new Ducati Monster 1200 R in Thrilling Black.
After congratulating him on his return and sweet new bike, we gently persuaded him to store the Monster for now and transition on something less…thrilling.
Committed to Doing Things Right this time around, Thomas took our advice; and we’ll work with him to move progressively forward toward his dream ride on his dream bike.
There are many miles to come, but the early steps are crucial. Our clients know this, and it’s always satisfying to be part of the journey. Welcome back, Thomas.
Lil’ Red “The DMV Buster” strikes again! Congrats on getting official, Adrian.
“We make the DMV suck less for your success.” ™
Rebecca’s beautiful black and red Triumph Bonnevile T100, her first bike, has sat garaged for months since she dropped it in low-speed turn. Levers and pegs have been replaced; but her confidence remained dented.
We hammered things out on our friendly trainer, and she now feels ready to reunite with her estranged Bonnie. We’ll move forward with Transition Class training (including bike-delivery) on the controlled-range and continue to the street.
The traditional group class got her started, but she didn’t feel prepared, nor know how, to take the next steps–a common dilemma. Class: M1 Private Motorcycle Training makes the difference! We take great care and satisfaction in getting safe, happy riders on the road; and helping our clients make a dream come true.
Congratulations, Rebecca, on Doing Things Right!
Tania went from Step 1 to M1 with our 1-Day Class M1 motorcycle training package–a personalized, flexible and efficient private 1:1 alternative to the rigid traditional 2 or 3-day group classes.
It is our sincere privilege and pleasure to help our clients live their dreams of riding. Check out that smile! Congrats, Tania.
Yet again our Suzuki GN125, Lil’ Red, proves herself the “DMV Buster”.
Lauris, a life-long rider, failed the skills test on his Harley. He borrowed a smaller machine from a friend and was still having trouble. Enter the the “Buster”! No problem. Congrats on–finally!–getting official, Lauris.
“We make the DMV suck less for your success.” ™
Ashley Hamilton (Iron Man) came to Class: M1 Private Motorcycle Training with no formal training, no M1, and some hard-learned lessons from the road. He wanted to start again the Right Way.
We got him on the controlled-range to bolster his fundamentals and prepare him for the DMV Skill Test; got him official (pictured); and took to the road to work on street-strategies/risk management and proper cornering technique. Next, we’ll continue along the canyons.
Way to Do Things Right, Ash.
Paul Blackthorne (Arrow, CBS) needs to ride a motorcycle in an upcoming movie. Actors, it turns out, do some of their best acting before the shooting begins. “Can you speak Hindi, Paul?” Yes. “Can you ride a motorcycle, Paul?” Yes. Acting! Brilliant!
We got him up and riding much quicker than it took him to make it phonetically through a Bollywood script. We’ll continue with transition training on a bigger bike before production.
Our little red Suzuki trainer instantly reminded him of his dad’s little red Suzuki long ago. This was about more than a movie. Welcome, Paul.
Cut! and Print! We were happy to receive this pic from Paul on set, and a report from the stunt coordinator that he did great on that sweet 1986 XLH. Nice helmet??! Congrats, Paul!
Three-wheeled motorcycles or “trikes” have their appeal. For example, because they do not lean; offer greater stability than a two-wheeler; and require no balance (and no M1!), a trike can seem a more accessible, less daunting option for new riders. There are drawbacks as well, but…just take a look at this new hot rod Harley Freewheeler. Sweet!
It is Rick’s first motorcycle. He has an eye toward two wheels, but felt this was a more comfortable start. We suspect he’ll find room for both in that garage.
His first session went great and we’ll continue with additional, progressive road-training. Congrats, Rick! Welcome.
Bo’s beau is a rider and she refuses to “ride bitc…”, ahem, on the back. She’d prefer to ride alongside, thank you very much.
She already has her M1 from a long-ago traditional group course, but felt like she was starting over.
We got her back up and she did great. Next, we’ll procure and deliver a rental for our Transition Class package–5 hours of mixed range and road training to help her transition to a bigger bike and the street.
Way to go, Bo!
The engine in Ashely’s car blew-up and cost more to fix than the whole thing was worth. She sold it and now rides the bus–she’s got stories!
Time for a scooter!
She did great in our Scooter Class training. We’ll help her buy a new scoot and transition to the road. Congrats, Ashley.
Rose and Mike share a dream of riding motorcycles cross-country to visit family. Following a challenging start in a traditional group course, they reached out to Class: M1 Private Motorcycle Training.
We often hear from new riders who experience difficulty in the rigid, structured state course. We can help!
With the benefit of personalized 1:1 instruction; helmet intercom communication; a friendly, manageable training bike; and professional, patient, flexible training, they strengthened their fundamentals and bolstered their confidence. We’ll continue to guide them, progressively, toward their dream.
Fresh from a traditional group course, Karineh couldn’t resist this bad Sporty when she saw it. Unfortunately, she had an incident her first time out.
She wisely called Class: M1. We helped transition her to the bigger machine on our controlled range and will continue with road-training soon.
Karineh’s story is common. New riders spend 10 hours in a parking lot with 11 other riders, receive a waiver, and are essentially waved good-luck.